43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Great beginning programming book for C and Mac programming,
This review is from: Learn C on the Mac (Learn Series) (Paperback)
This is a great book for learning C and for software development on the Mac. The pace is very manageable for a person new to programming, the examples are clear, the downloaded code samples compile and run without error.
This books is different than almost any other that I have read in that it provides additional reference material and sources to let the reader explore more about C, programming, XCode, Mac development and follow one's own curiosity.
All in all, this is the best beginning programming book that I have ever read. I felt empowered and capable after reading it instead of bewildered and wondering how all of the pieces fit together, which has been the case with some other C books.
My only ding on the book (and the reason that I've only given it 4 stars) is that there are not a lot of coding exercises. This may not be entirely necessary if you work through the examples in the book (and there are very many good ones) but it would be an improvement to have some more meaty exercises as I think that this is a method to have readers internalize what they have learned.