Good online courses for beginners?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by SHNXX, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. SHNXX macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013

    I was wondering what are some good online courses available for coding on Swift.
    I have subscription to the, Team treehouse, and have toyed around with code academy, udemy, coursera and some YouTube content.... But with so many options it's hard to tell which is a good starting point.
    My programming experience is limited: some high school AP course on C++, one short C/C++ course in college, some hacking with MATLAB for data analysis and running scripts and then some low level hacking around with JavaScript.

    Also is it a good idea to start iOS coding with apple watch or the iPhone?
  2. Haxley macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2010
    There isn't too much stuff out there yet for Swift specifically.

    Here's a place to start if your brand new to programming:

    I also really like this course on iTunes U. Understanding basic programming concepts is a prerequisite, but this course is a great way to start programming in the Xcode IDE, and the professor does an excellent job.
    CS193P by Stanford (
  3. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    Before you dig too deep, you should decide what path you want to take. Generally speaking mobile games are a whole different ball game.

    There's also an issue of learning to develop a specific app for yourself to market vs learning to get a job.

    Learning to program is not so easy, having a specific goal in mind helps find a direction.

    I like and I'm going thru the Code Coalition right now.

    One other note, esp about YouTube, watch the dates of the content. Things change quickly.
  4. loon3y macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    ray wenderlich's website has a bunch of tutorials in almost all have been converted to swift
  5. t0mat0, Jun 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015

    t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    iTunes U has apart from Stanford (CS106, 107, then CS193p) has the Plymouth UK uni course all for free.

    EDIT - Check out the courses - they range from absolute beginner, to Swift essentials, to more.
  6. grandM macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2013
    #6 has good affordable iOS courses. They are about to launch an iOS 9 course. The iTunes course is difficult for starters.

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