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Old 04-30-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
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Question C++ & objective-C


I have an upcoming interview for an employer interested in iPhone development. I know C++ well, but have not used objective-C at all. I assume I will be able to pick up Objective-C without much trouble, but have a few questions I would like to know in case it comes up the interview.

About how long would it take to pick up Objective-C?

Are there any disadvantages in using C++ as the "core" code, and objective-C for the UI?
 
Old 04-30-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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They're two different languages.

As it happens, they were both invented around the same time (early 1980's), both derived from C, and they both tried to achieve "object orientation". Although each had radically different interpretations as to what "object oriented" actually meant...

... and, IMHO, the software world would have been a much happier place had Objective C prevailed instead of C++

ANYWAY:
If you're serious about the job, I would try to get into an "Objective-C frame of mind".

METAPHORS:
"C++ vs. Objective-C" is very much:
a) PC vs. Mac
b) MFC vs. Cocoa
c) Clumsy vs. Elegant
d) Oil vs. Water

Again ... IMHO

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Old 05-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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I may also work on Android, but sadly I haven't done any Java programming either. Do you think it would be easier to learn Objective-C or Java?
 
  


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