Beginning iPhone Development – Great book

As I posted the other day, I’ve been working my way through some tutorials on building iPhone applications and getting into Objective-C on the Mac. Well, the book I bought is an excellent resource and guide: Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche.

It’s pretty basic and doesn’t go into the depths of Objective-C programming (which is why I also purchased Programming in Objective-C 2.0), but if you are a first-timer for Mac and/or iPhone development I can’t recommend this book more highly.

Geginning iPhone Development is written clearly (and edited quite well, with few errors) without sounding  like they’re talking to an idiot, with foundation building examples and good explanations about what the code does and why. Riddled with tips and key elements crucial to developing apps on Apples mobile platform, I have found it very easy to get through and extremely helpful in my journey from Cocoa n00b to coder. I cooked through the first 6 chapters in about 3 days, and have been going strong ever since.

I’m just starting to get into developing my actual application now, so I hope to post more as I get more innept… err.. adept at programming for the iPhone. Plus, you know, working on this platform, which unfortunately means I am going to have to get an iPhone. Darn.

Oh yeah! Before I forget, Istarted a list on my Delicious account for iPhone dev resources. There’s some good stuff there, take a look.