I want to be an iphone programmer.

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Davide82, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Davide82 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Hello forum, I posting here in hopes to make some friends in the community of iphone programming. I'm quite new to the programming world but have recently began studying java in order to start learning. At the moment I am teaching myself through a book I bought in combination with youtube tutorials. Basicly my motivation is to be able to make some cool iphone apps using my imagination. I don't have an intel based mac yet so I cant yet officialy make anything for apple yet anyway although I did read about some workarounds that let you program stuff for JB iphones. Never the less , I'm here looking for some advice. If someone knows like a must have book, or a good set of instructional videos that they reccomend would be great, or if some one knows some good exercises of the basics that they could fill me in on would be appreciated.:apple:
  2. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2008
    U S of A
    I have heard good things about the Stanford classes in Itunes U. I also had the Iphone Apps for Dummies book recommended to me. As I don't have an intel mac yet I haven't watched or read either. Sorry.
  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    If you want to program for the iPhone, Java is the wrong way to go. You want Objective-C. That's the language used for programming Cocoa applications on both Macs and the iPhone.
  4. Davide82 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    o rly? ok thats good to know. But I did hear somewhere that Java is very similar to the xcode or whatever its called. Is obj-c easier or harder to pick up on than java?
  5. jerrywickey macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Key West
    Hi David,

    I would be glad to give you a little heads up on exactly what programming means. email and forum message would take forever.

    If you want you are welcome to call me.

    In 2 minutes will will go over exactly what you want to know.

    If it is what I think, how to learn to program, we can spend the next couple of minutes getting the concepts you need down so that you can find sources for information that will teach you what you need to know before you start Xcode for the iPhone.

    I am an old assembly language programmer who six weeks ago had never written Objective C code before in my life. I just finished my first iPhone app and am testing it for distribution now. Programming is programming is programming, its just what different compilers and interpreters like to see and what they don't.

    My number is 305 896 6295 if you would like to call.

  6. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    You might want to start by checking out the stickies and guides at the top of this very forum. They might seem a bit daunting at first but there is lots of information in those.
  7. jgbradley1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Morehead, KY
    You were talking about a must-have book. I would recommend "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" by Stephen G. Kochan. I wouldn't buy this if you don't already have some programming experience, but as long as you have some minimal knowledge of programming, then you should be fine. Tie this book in with other online tutorials and the Apple iPhone Reference Library documentation and you'll learn everything you need to know.

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