Basic Question from New Programmer.

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by shakeman0, May 9, 2010.

  1. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2009
    Hi all,

    I am looking to take a course on programming and am not sure what programming language I need to learn to program for iPhone/iPod/iPad etc. I am almost positive it is C++. Is this right? The course I am looking at says it is level one C++ and the only prerequisite required is one year of algebra. There is also a level two Linux course. Would I move onto that after the C++ course?

    Thanks for your help,
  2. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    actually the programing language associated with iOs programming is objective c which is different from c++
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Just to use the capitalization properly, the language used for iPhone OS programing is Objective-C.

    If you haven't done any programming before, then just a straight C course would be a good starting point. You don't want to muck up your brain with C++.

    The free Stanford course available in iTunes U assumes some programming knowledge.
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you do learn C++, pay most attention to basic C and general OOP concepts, and much less to the syntax and special features of C++.

    If you learn to think in objects, but code in C, you're most of the way to a good start in Objective C.

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