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

Tander

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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:
 

Duncan C

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Jan 21, 2008
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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:
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.
 

Tander

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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.
 

Tander

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Its a good video lecture, but i your new to programming concepts you will struggle.
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.
 

ohbrilliance

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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.