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by Ross Carter — Feb 17
I have to confess I never finished reading Aaron's book. About two-thirds of the way through, I felt so empowered I couldn't wait to start writing apps so I put the book down and have been happily Cocoa-ing ever since.

What makes Aaron's writing special is his ability to convince you that he honestly wants you to learn the material. Some writers adopt a take-it-or-leave-tone: "here's the relevant info, do what you want with it." Aaron's tone is that of a fellow traveler pointing out the road ahead. He constantly reminds the reader that it is OK to struggle with new concepts. "This is hard, and you are not stupid," he reassures us. When he says, "Sometimes when I think about undo, my head swims a bit," or when he says that it's normal not to understand everything in the reference documents, he provides the kind of encouragement that money ordinarily can't buy.

I've pre-ordered it too.
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