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Two Useful Books for Aspiring iPhone App Developers.

posted by DonDula @ 2:05 AM
October 3, 2008
Two Useful Books for Aspiring iPhone App Developers.

I’ve wanted to get in to iPhone application development for some time now, however I’m kind of stuck at a crossroads. Do I want to learn how to develop apps for a jailbroken iPhone, which can give me much more freedom to all the phone’s features, but at the same time is not condoned by Apple? Or do I want to learn how to use the official iPhone SDK which is much more restrictive, but would let me build apps that I could widely distribute and possibly profit from. I guess both roads require a background in objective c or c++ programming, which I know nothing about. I also have never programmed anything on or for a mac. So I started looking for some good reading material that could help me get familiar with iPhone programming, as well as let me know what I would be getting myself in to.
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Book Recommendation: The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

posted by DonDula @ 22:42 PM
September 20, 2008
Book Recommendation: The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

For those of you who have been in the hacking/phreaking scene for a while now, must be aware of 2600 magazine. For those of who are unfamiliar with it can read some background about them inside the post. Well 2600 editor in chief Emmanuel Goldstein has recently released a book called The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey. The 888 page book merges some of the best hacking / phreaking / security articles, guides and stories the community has ever seen.

I just got my copy and can’t put it down. I’ve been reading the magazine since 1994, and the book offers all the valuable information I’ve missed since the magazines debut in 1984. 24 years of some of the most revolutionary hacks the world has seen, definitely makes for an interesting read. Now a day’s you can pick up the magazine at most book stores. I remember in the mid 90’s having to search all over to find a store that actually carried the little 8 x 5 quarterly book. For the tech enthusiast, this is a must have.
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