Coding together: Stanford's online lectures [Winter 2013]

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Tander, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys,

    So, I have moved onto Stanford's online lectures for iOS development. I've watched the first video in the winter 2013 series.

    So far I find Paul very engaging with the class and he explains things pretty clearly. I did enjoy the first video and I will complete the whole series.

    I will most probably do one video per day and any assignments during that day as each video is roughly an hour long.

    The point of this thread - has anyone else looked at his videos?
    Either the 2011 fall series or the winter 2013 series?

    If so, what are your opinions of them?

    Thanks. :cool:
     
  2. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

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    I've watched a little of a few of them. They seem quite good. They are very well regarded.

    I've seen people post that they assume you are already a programmer, so they are not great for never-ever developers.
     
  3. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Paul talk about that in the first video about the required stuff before starting the class.

    I have followed a few other books / online tutorials that went quite deep into iOS programming - I have also made around 10 apps from these tutorials and have them running on my iPhone.

    So I have some knowledge of the language and programming side of things.
    I've also done some C programming.

    In his first video I understood what he was talking about and it made sense to me. So I guess from that, I should continue.

    There are two other classes he recommends that we should have taken (They are also online, published by Stanford) - however, the video quality is poor and the code is almost unreadable.

    So if I get really stuck during his lectures - I may pick up a computer science book or something similar.
     
  4. dejo, Jun 4, 2013
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  5. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

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    Its a good video lecture, but i your new to programming concepts you will struggle.
     
  6. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What concepts are you referring to?

    I've done some basic C stuff before as well and I have read a book on Objective-C.

    I'm also thinking of picking up a book on programming methodologies and steps taken during a project cycle - from start to end.
     
  7. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    You'll struggle if you're not familiar with Object-oriented terminology.
    Without the background knowledge, you will also struggle with the assignments, which are pretty challenging, especially considering they are weekly. They assume pretty a pretty solid background in programming.
     

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