For all of you Xcoders and Cocoa dev newbies (incl. yours truly), check out the free PDF starter "Become an Xcoder" by Alex Clark of CocoaLab in Australia.
I've meant to blog about this since Alex announced the availability in Chinese and Arabic. [links removed see link above] Take that O'Reilly! Maybe Alex knows something about the growth of the international Mac market that others have missed.
Grab the PDF and get cracking! Also, CocoaLab hosts an online Wiki version of the text in English.
Kudos to CocoaLab for making tools like this available to new developers. It would be cool to see developers offer to run people through this course at CocoaDevHouse. There are a few in planning around Australia last I heard.