iPad Development introductory help

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    Hi all,
    I'm wondering if there's some kind of introductory/crash course on development for iPad (knowing that I didn't develop for iPhone before).

    Could something like this be managed here for newbies like me?
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    do you know any other programming languages? if so it shouldn't be that hard to pick up.

    Just pick up a book on iphone development.
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    Ashry, I am making way through two very good books, first is iPad dev for dummies, and second is objective c for dummies. Both written by Neal goldstein. The next best source is the dev center on apple web site.
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    Are the Dummies books really that good? I've been reluctant to buy any of the dummies books, because I don't consider myself to be a dummy, a never did, so why would I buy a book for a dummy?

    I AM really interested in iPad development, though. I've got my Mac (I'm a pc person) and downloaded the dev kit and a bunch of sample code. I've edited a few samples to see what effect it has on the demos, but haven't really done any coding of my own yet. (I'm currently a Flash/AS3 developer now and have past C/C++ experience and Xcode doesn't really look difficult--just different.)
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    Thanks a lot... I have something similar, but I'm a PC developer, not a Mac... This is the difficulty I'm facing.
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    You don't need Objective-C or a Mac. See my post here on iPad development options.

    mike
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