Anybody here taking the stanford online course?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by GenNovE, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anybody on this board is following the stanford iphone development course. Would love to interact with people following it so that we can help each other out throughout the process. I know in upcoming lectures
    coding will be yielded towards group projects.

    Like the tweet app etc.

    So anybody willing to IM to discuss or know of a already established group?

    I have been following the process and finished the assignments. But would really be awesome to converse with other people doing it.

    By the way love this board Had a problem with a simple line of code and I recieved amazing help. THANK YOU
     
  2. ooo
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    I forgot all about those videos. Watching it now.
     
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    I've been following. So glad they did this because it just rocks having access to an actual college-level course on the subject, for free too mind you.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    How can I get access to it? Do I have to be going to the school? Im currently in gr11 high school and I live in Canada. Is there any way I could get it?
     
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    Yep, I'm following the course and doing the assignments. I'm trying to think of the best way to help each other out. We could definitely use IM but what about setting up an IRC channel and just having everyone use that? Thoughts?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    IIRC is definitely an option. We can IM each other through yahoo,me etc.
    So far this course have been very informative towards obJC...

    And who knows a macrumors developed native iphone app can arise from this.
    The possibilities are endless.

    What other options do you guys consider?
     
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    I'm following them as well....so far its good stuff. I'm an IT, but I'm just now really looking into learning some programming languages...obviously that of iphone/touch objective C stuff. Just finding a starting point ya know?

    Starting some sort of "focus" group isnt a half bad idea. Could bounce ideas and learn from one another, thats for sure. Technically...could be a Dev group ;)
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    i'm following as well, and it's well done so far. i'm a soon to be junior in CS/ComE and having a class on Obj-C is wonderful. I'd definitely be open to doing a group project or anything like that.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    anyone else having trouble downloading lecture 2 and the related slides?
     
  11. macrumors member

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    question...

    How advanced do I have to be in progamming already to be able to follow this class?? I'm having trouble downloading the video on itunes...
     
  12. macrumors 68010

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    You should have a pretty good understanding of basic programming if you want to keep up. The course itself is taken by a lot of CS grad students (base on the lecture I have heard so far), and it certainly isn't an entry level course.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    The only prerequisites are the 2 intro CS classes Stanford has.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    I'm following along, it is really cool that they are offering this class for free. I'd be interested in a group as well.
     
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    Hence I said you should be pretty familiar with the basic.

    In a respectable CS program like Stanford, if you don't have A's in both of those classes, you won't be thinking about CS and certainly not this iPhone course. Therefore everyone that is in the actual Stanford iPhone course are VERY familiar with the basic of computer language.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    I got a C in the first CS course, B in the second, and am a CS major. I'm currently enrolled in CS193P.

    How can you say crap like "if you don't have A's in both of those classes, you won't be thinking about CS" when it's just blatantly made up by you.
     
  18. macrumors 68010

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    I guess I am wrong about the "respectable" part, or you are simply special. If you can't get an A in intro classes for a competitive major, how do you demostrate your ability to succeed in the major?

    What is the average Stanford CS students GPA for core prerequisites? I can't imagine sub 3.0 being the mean.

    Wow, I guess CS is an open major in Stanford? My statement meant to apply to a competitive major that is not open enrollment.
     
  19. ooo
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    I agree, getting a C in an intro class is pretty bad. It's going to only get harder. Regardless, if you enjoy it, keep going! Good luck with it.
     
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    Anyone feel like sharing their getter method for angleInRadians for Assignment 2A?

    note: I'm not in the class so technically this isn't my hw. :cool:
     
  21. macrumors member

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    It's news to me that you have to get straight As to be a successful CS major. This is really awful for me.

    I guess I'll have to drop out and become a full-time iPhone app developer or switch to Women's Studies. Thank you for informing me.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    n/m, i got it.
     
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    I am watching the courses even though I am in way over my head. I need to learn C first (don't know anything) ( see this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=680658 ), but I figure like learning a foreign language it doesn't hurt to watch even though I really have no idea wth they are talking about--it might sink in by osmosis. :rolleyes:
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Even for an experienced programmer, the lectures are mystifying and boring without context. Try to do the assignments, then watch the lectures and take notes, especially on the code samples. You'll understand where the lecture slide material fits in that way. Buy Stephen Kochan's "Programming in objective-C 2.0". Between that, the documentation, and the lectures, you should be able to grind through the assignments if you work real hard.

    PM me if you get really stuck.

    Alternatively, you can get "Beginning iPhone Development" by Mark and LeMarche. You'll know how to create iPhone apps, but you'll be missing a lot of the foundation that is important to know.
     

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