Picking up a new framework can be a daunting task, especially if you’re simultaneously learning a new language. I’ve done this before when I learned Ruby & Rails all in one fell swoop. It was not easy. I’m doing it again with Objective-J and Cappuccino.
Along the way I’ve compiled a list of valuable resources. I believe many others will be taking this same journey in the coming days (especially once Atlas drops), so I’m sharing my findings for the benefit of all.
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X - focus on the “how” of Cocoa
Cocoa Design Patterns - focus on the “why” of Cocoa
Introduction to Cappuccino & Objective-J - you’ve probably already read this
Learning Objective-J - this too, but if you haven’t you absolutely should
Objective-C for Rubyists - great ($9) screencast if you’re coming from a Ruby background like me
Tutorials & Walk-Thrus
Scrapbook Tutorial - first “real” tutorial on cappuccino.org
Nice-Panorama Tutorials - great breadth of content here
CappuccinoCasts - Thomas does a great job with these. Watch ‘em all
Cappuccino Online Documentation - Unfortunately these are often outdated
Compiling from source - includes how to compile a local version of the documentation
Apple’s Cocoa Documentation - Often fills the voids in Capp’s documentation for certain topics
Cocoa Browser Air - A great tool for browsing Apple’s documentation on a Mac
Official Cappuccino Blog - duh
280 North’s blog - because they’re driving this train
This Week in Edge Cappuccino - summaries of recent changes & additions
CappuccinoFlow - a link blog with content provided by the community
GitHub repository - if you’re hardcore you can watch every commit to the project
Google Group - good archives to search here as well
IRC Channel - direct IRC link
Google Wave - this is pretty new & I haven’t personally used it much
That’s what I’ve found & used so far. I plan on updating this page when I come across new helpful resources so come back from time to time and consider subscribing to my blog as well.
Also, let me know in the comments of Cappuccino resources you’ve found valuable and I’ll add them to the list. Cheers!