Objective-C: Does Learning from the fourth edition of the book Objective-C for Absolute Beginners is relevant today?

This year 2022, I set a goal for myself to re-learn Objective-C to improve and refresh my knowledge on Objective-C. As you might know that Objective-C is used in legacy projects to support customers running iOS 9. I imagine supporting legacy projects using Objective-C for at least another 5 years. As many new frameworks introduced in iOS 14 are supporting Objective-C.

In order to re-learn Objective-C, I need to find training material that I can read and practise in my pace. You might like to learn from different forms of medium. I prefer usually to learn from books.

In my search, I found the book “Objective-C for Absolute Beginners”. I found it to be fitting my goal to re-learn Objective-C. So, I started reading the book and doing the exercises on my 2011 iMac.

As of now, I completed four chapters and the author has explained many things in an understandable way. If you wish to learn or re-learn Objective-C. I recommend the book “Objective-C for Absolute Beginners”. I find it to be relevant. The only drawback would be the source code mentioned in the links of the book is no longer hosted on the author website. Which might be annoying for some readers. You need to review yourself if you have completed the exercises at the end of the chapter correctly. Apart from that, there is no issue and I find the book still relevant.

I noticed there are four editions of the book and new co-authors are added to the book who have also made the fourth edition of the book more relevant.

Here is a video from the author — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOkB39cMj-k check it out to understand the teachings of one of the authors.

Here is the list of four editions of the book,

Book Title

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

Year of publication

2018

Book link

Book Title

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

Year of publication

2016

Book link

Book Title

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

Year of publication

2011

Book link

Book Title

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

Year of publication

2010

Book link

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