Free Ways to Get into iPhone Programming

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Posimotion, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Posimotion macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Location:
    Ormond Beach, FL
    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I have been doing some consulting with several people who are trying to break into the world of iPhone development. I can only take them so far and since most of them are strapped on a shoestring budget, they want some free literature to spring board from. I have been sending them to the Apple white papers and certain netcasts that I have, but was wondering what you all felt was a great free resource? Thanks peeps.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

    dejo

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    #2
  3. ethical macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    #3
    The Stanford videos are good providing you have some experience of programming... otherwise they may go too fast and make assumptions that you wont understand (that's what I found).

    The Steve Kochan book really isnt expensive... if they can spare £25 (I think) then it's well worth it.

    Otherwise if they really are trying to go at it for free I found a useful pdf called Become An XCoder - it's Objective-C based so doesnt look at the iPhone GUI, but for learning the core ideas it's really good. Not sure where I found it though, do a search and it will come up.
     
  4. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

    MacToddB

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    #4
    I have both the older (2.x) and newer (3.x) version of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-iPhone-Development-Exploring-SDK/dp/1430216263

    I'd be happy to ship them the older one. no charge... but they are welcome to buy one of my apps :)
     
  5. Posimotion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Location:
    Ormond Beach, FL
    #5
    Thank you for all the great responses guys and gals. I completely lapsed on the Stanford videos. I have never watched all of them but, it is good to know they are for the more technical crowd. Does anyone know of a wiki of some sorts that dev's can get together, chat and share code?
     
  6. dejo Moderator

    dejo

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    #6
    "You're soaking in it."
     

Share This Page