Learning a new programming language

It took me a while to learn Objective-C.

I started at the most basic level, wondering at the language. What are these brackets? What’s with the @ signs? What’s the difference between a – and a +? These aren’t hard things to learn, but understanding the reasoning behind them helps. And then there’s a point where it suddenly makes sense.

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Coding tips for new iPhone developers from a new iPhone developer

If any of these seem wrong, please comment!

  • The Objective-C syntax is strange. It’s really not that hard, though, especially once you realize that part of the reason for the design was to make Objective-C a strict superset of C. That means that the C code you throw at it will compile and means the same thing under C as Objective-C.

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