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Developer Tools -- OS 10.2 - Mac Programming

I'd like to give programming some apps for OS X a try. I have some experience with ANSI C, and have written some code for OS 9 and lower using Think C and MPW using a couple of books by Marks & Reed. What would be the downside if I use the version of Developer Tools that was supplied with my Mac 867 MHz, single processor. The version is referred to as "July 2002 Release for Mac OS X Version 10.2". I currently have OS 10.2.8 on this box, along with OS 9.2.2. Also, a currently-selling book is called "Learning ...

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    Default Developer Tools -- OS 10.2

    I'd like to give programming some apps for OS X a try. I have some
    experience with ANSI C, and have written some code for OS 9 and lower
    using Think C and MPW using a couple of books by Marks & Reed.

    What would be the downside if I use the version of Developer Tools that
    was supplied with my Mac 867 MHz, single processor. The version is
    referred to as "July 2002 Release for Mac OS X Version 10.2".

    I currently have OS 10.2.8 on this box, along with OS 9.2.2.

    Also, a currently-selling book is called "Learning Cocoa with
    Objective-C", 2nd Edition.

    A small banner on the cover of that book refers to OS 10.2, so that book
    seems a match for my present version of Developer Tools.

    Again, what would be the downside if i purchase this book? Should I look
    for a book that includes 10.3?

    Oh, and finally, since I have no immediate plans for purchasing OS 10.3,
    would a 10.3 version of Developer Tools even *run* on my system? If it
    runs on10.2.8, is it pretty easy to tell if your code will run on 10.2.x,
    as opposed to 10.3.x only?

    I guess most of this relates to how downward-compatible the books and the
    Developer Tools are.

    At present, this would be a hobby for me, but I don't want to play with
    something that is too far away from current stuff.

    In general, I'm looking for suggestions as to books, software, etc. to
    start learning and doing.

    Thanks.

    --- Joe

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    Default Re: Developer Tools -- OS 10.2

    In article
    <cvx13-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net>,
    com (J.J. Sroka) wrote:
     

    The 10.3 versions of the developer tools only run on 10.3.x. Similarly,
    the 10.2 versions of the developer tools are only supported on 10.2.x.

    -Eric

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    Eric Guest

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    Default Re: Developer Tools -- OS 10.2

    On Tue, 11 May 2004 03:52:15 GMT, com (J.J.
    Sroka) wrote: 

    Sounds like they should match OK.
     

    My personal favourite is the Vermont Recipes, you can pick it up
    second hand on Amazon for a good price... Also Hillegas' book,
    but the recipes cover more ground.
     

    The tools are completely different for 10.2 and 10.3.
    10.2 tools revolve around Project Builder whereas 10.3
    tools use XCode. Most of the books still show PB so
    thats not a problem, and may be an advantage!

    HTH,

    Alan G.
    Another Cocoa newbie
    Author of the Learn to Program website
    http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld
    Alan Guest

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    Default Re: Developer Tools -- OS 10.2

    In article <com>,
    Alan Gauld <com> wrote:
     

    I like the latest Xcode much better than Project Builder. Xcode-native
    builds are considerably faster than PB-style builds for me. Your 867 MHz
    machine won't be a problem, I do everything on my 800 MHz PowerBook and
    performance is very good *except* for the Code Completion feature. It's
    dog-slow at times, so I just keep it turned off. I would recommend "Cocoa
    Programming" (Anguish, Buck, Yacktman, published by Sams) as an excellent
    Cocoa reference book, and Aaron Hillegass' "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X"
    (Addison Wesley) is a great hands-on tutorial book.
    HiRez Guest

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