Objective-C, iPhone, Cocoa, and more Mac OS X fun

I just picked up Programming in Objective-C 2.0 – A complete introduction to the Objective-C language for Mac OS X and iPhone development by Stephen Kochan.
So far I’ve made it through the first 2.5 chapters. I took classes in C, C++, and Java about 5-8 years ago, but it’s been a while, and I’m having to relearn a lot.

I’ve got two goals with this learning process.

  1. Rebuilding my computer programming knowledge, in order to stay semi-current with software design and development ideas.
  2. Gain a better technical knowledge of the Mac OS X and iPhone OS so that i can better support both and write a few small programs for each.
  3. Bonus: I know many people who have learned the Microsoft programming languages, but not as many in the Mac world. So maybe I could get  ahead of the curve with learning to program here?

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep pushing through and learning this content.

Currently I’ve installed XTools and I’ve had a great deal of trouble with the iPhone SDK. I’m currently email back and forth with Apple about this, so hopefully I can get it working soon. I’ve written a few programs and feel like I’m learning some exciting new things again.
Anyone else have experience with the Mac OS X programming (objective-c) and such?

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