Go Get the Tools!
before we dig into the specifics of programming, you'll need to download a special set of tools from Apple's web site. The good news is that these tools are absolutely free. And, more importantly, Apple's tools give you everything you'll need to create world-class Mac programs, whether they be written in C, Objective-C, Java, or even C++.
To gain access to these tools, go to Apple's web site and sign up as a member of the Apple Developer Connection (ADC) program. The ADC web site offers an incredible wealth of information designed to help programmers build applications for the Mac and for the iPod Touch and iPhone.
Here's the web address to the front page of the ADC site:
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