[digg-reddit-me]My good friend Jeff happened to mention offhand his knowledge of a document I’ve been looking for for quite some time now. I’m sharing it with my readers in case they’re looking for something similar.
Let me be forward: I cannot stand the various Objective C books I’ve tried. They all want to teach me to be a programmer. I’m already there. I just want a book like Stroustrup. The PragProg book is awful: the first several chapters are about Mac development tools, like I give a damn. Everything’s through interface wizards. It’s nauseating.
Jeff heard mein painz0rz, and turned me on to From C++ to Objective-C. It isn’t perfect: it’s not super comprehensive, and it’s translated from a different native language (French), which leaves a few passages cumbersome. However, as one can tell from reading the intro, the author of the document, much like me, found little to love in the state of Objective C documentation, and wanted to write something for people who were already well established.
Kudos to Pierre Chatelier for writing the book that Apple and Alan Kay could not.