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I've got a couple of ideas. The goal is to build a couple of apps over time that would generate a little extra income. I was thinking iMac but not sure about being stuck to a desk. I develop in VB so this is quite a change All my vb work is for the company I work for, the iOS work will be for myself personally.App development is quite easy. What are you needs? If you don't need portability go iMac, if you need a little portability go Macbook pro, very portable go Macbook Air.
There has been an explosion of resources since the launch of the iPhone. Search for cocoa or iPhone/iPad development. While everyone says its easy, I find it quite complex. You need to learn a fairly low level object oriented language.
Anyway my favorite resources are books by Aaron Hillegass, and the free Stanford app development lectures on iTunes U.
Cool! Did you use any books? I've got the lectures but have only watched the 1st one so far.
Nope, I've never managed to learn any language from a book (but that might just be me).
Besides, there are plenty of good Apple white papers and documentation on their developer site.
Code along with the lectures, and try some of the tuts, you should be fine.
Anyone tried their hand at iOS app development? I'm keen to try and am looking for a good "beginner" book. I'm also trying to decide if I should go for an MacBook Pro or an iMac. Any suggestions?