Me, Designer. Want to learn iOS development.

SAdProZ

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Is anybody here a designer that taught himself iOS development? If so, please share your story and how you learned. I'm sure a lot of readers here would love to develop their own iOS app.
 

chrono1081

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Is anybody here a designer that taught himself iOS development? If so, please share your story and how you learned. I'm sure a lot of readers here would love to develop their own iOS app.
This book:

http://www.amazon.com/Objective-C-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321706285

Followed by this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321773772/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1/184-5089527-0278611?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=1MZX7Y3EMYTCAV7RG59C&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_i=0321706285

Will get you there. Those two books are great if you are just starting out programming. Some may disagree if they haven't read the big nerd ranch objective-c book (since Big Nerd Ranch books are known to be on the tough side) but the first book is a beginner book.
 

SAdProZ

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This book:

http://www.amazon.com/Objective-C-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321706285

Followed by this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321773772/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1/184-5089527-0278611?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=1MZX7Y3EMYTCAV7RG59C&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_i=0321706285

Will get you there. Those two books are great if you are just starting out programming. Some may disagree if they haven't read the big nerd ranch objective-c book (since Big Nerd Ranch books are known to be on the tough side) but the first book is a beginner book.
So the first book is a beginning programmers book? If so, that is awesome and I will purchase it right away. I don't know any programming.
 

chrono1081

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So the first book is a beginning programmers book? If so, that is awesome and I will purchase it right away. I don't know any programming.
Yep. Its the only beginner book big nerd ranch has and it starts from scratch. You start with C and how to set up Xcode, then you move to Objective-C and then Cocoa (which gives you buttons, text fields, etc). Its very well done.

Programming does get tough, there is no way around it. You will get stuck in places badly. If that happens (and it will) definitely visit the programming forums on here, post your code and what you don't understand about it and there are plenty of people here to help.

If you stick with it it will be quite rewarding.
 
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