Objective-C

book coverObjective-C / Steven Holzner, Peachpit, 2010

Programmers will find this flavour of C quite different from C++. You can use it on Linux or Windows, but it is mostly used for the Mac or iPhone. This very readable book will help a beginner succeed at writing useful programs. 200 pages.

Mac OS X UNIX

clMac OS X UNIX Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Mac OS X Power Users
/ Thomas Myer, Wiley, 2009

This is a guide for Mac users and admins who will be venturing beyond the friendly configuration windows and using the command line. The book is a re-spin of the book BSD Unix Toolbox by Christopher Negus. 200 pages.