Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to MaverickFlyboy)
A university computer science program. Once you have enough experience, you can figure out the details of a new platform like OS X or iOS on your own. There are a number of online courses and plenty of books, but we all needed a couple of years of hand-holding to start.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to etresoft)
Thank you. I'll try and find some online courses. I'm not planning on studying it at university as I'm studying engineering.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to MaverickFlyboy)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to pvonk)
It's a slide rule app - for engineers. Get it? After all, if an engineer can take a few online courses and become a computer programmer, I can download this app and start building bridges, right?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to etresoft)
Programming is trivial, all you need to learn is assignment, if-else, loops, I/O. That's it, anyone can write a NASA program.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 3:40 AM (in response to MaverickFlyboy)
I learnt some code in high school and found it pretty easy. I just want to learn some more now, I was just looking for some advice, not a flippant reply.
Thank you for the initial advice on the courses and books though, that helped me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to MaverickFlyboy)
There are a number of courses in iTunes U Apple's iBooks (if you have an IOS device) has a number of books on Objective-C, Xcode, etc.
The Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide has on-site courses but also publish some good books. Kochan's Programming in Objective-C (5th Edition) (Developer's Library) is not a bad step-by-step intro to Objective-C especially if you have no C background. He ignores the GUI stuff so as not to confuse the issue and concentrates on Objective -C. He does get into the Foundation classes in the second half of the book.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Thank you Frank. I'll definitely have a look at these and hope to learn a lot!