Learning to program; is this possible?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by duckkg5, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. duckkg5 macrumors member

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    Easy yes/ no question: I'm trying to learn how to make an app that some people can use to retrieve information from a database that I create. I also want the users to be able to contribute to that database for everyone else to see.

    Can it be done with the SDK? I just want to know now before I start learning all this stuff and find out later that it cannot.
     
  2. Kingbombs macrumors member

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    yes but you will need a server with a database to connect to
     
  3. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, your project is do-able.

    But it's a fairly complicated first project, particularly since you said you're learning some of these topics. You may get frustrated at the continual appearance of new roadblocks and repeated versions of your program that don't work.

    You may want to release a simple app that has a few buttons and responds to them by throwing some text on the screen. With that as a knowledge-base, you can move on to implementing a database. Then you can move on to implementing a server.
     
  4. duckkg5 thread starter macrumors member

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    I built some simple apps and am learning the ropes. I also built a server with an old computer and Xubuntu, so I'm on the way. Thanks for the tips.
     
  5. dukeofism macrumors member

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    Good luck with learning. Is Obj-C your first programming language?
     
  6. duckkg5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! Yup, first one. I studied it so much yesterday that I had dreams about it. Making good progress, though.
     
  7. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    as long as you know database languages then you are all set :D
     
  8. North Bronson macrumors 6502

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    I remember those dreams.

    [self setSleep: YES];

    :eek:
     

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