New to Programming Forum just wanted to introduce myself!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by jshdeal, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. jshdeal macrumors newbie

    jshdeal

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    #1
    Hello My name is Joshua,

    I'm new as a poster "a little tired at the moment excuse my grammar". I haven't really posted in the forum before. I've been a loyal reader of MacRumors now for quite a long time now also a huge big time fan of All Tech / Mostly Apple tho. I Love all types of gadgets mostly Apple products mainly because I own more of them. I really enjoy using XCode alot more than I did Visual Studios through the years when I was using the windows platform. I love all the fun stuff that comes with it XC & my Mac Products. I have to say I love coding in Obj-C I don't know how I went all these years programming in different languages!

    I enjoy programming so much! “Whatever I did without X-Code & OBJ-C IDK” When I’m not playing around with my guitar and harp of course… “Thank you Mr. Jobs & CO for making Garage Band as without it I would be out so much money on things other than Apple products ;)”. Most of my time I try to learn as much as I can by fooling around by doing some idiotic project to do something for me because i am too lazy to do it on my own by just clicking on a few things. I find doing things that way is the best way to learn in my case. I hope to show you all some of the things I know as well as teach others and help out with questions when I can.

    I've rambled on now too much but hey, like I said my name is Joshua I code & play music. Hope to talk to you guys more here in the programming forum and other sections about anything and everything that has to do with being an apple fan / dev.

    Thank you for reading my rambling at 5am. Now maybe I can answer some questions and get some help with some of my own ☺ Nice to meet you all in advance! :D

    *Sorry if this seems to be offtopic or needs to be in another forum. It was meant to go out to the ios/osx devs on the forum so i can get in touch with them and introduce myself. you may move this thread if it does not meet req for this forum*

    Thank's Again,
    Joshua :apple:
     
  2. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    Congrats on picking up Obj-C. I'm having tons of trouble myself - especially understanding the whole classes thing.

    I've programmed a little bit in C++ back in 2001 and I've made some very simple programs that ran in command line but nothing that ever had a GUI or even wrote or read to/from a file.

    I've also programmed in PHP - and that seemed to be the easiest for me but I haven't done anything since 2009 with PHP and it's changed quite a lot. Again, never worked with classes or much OOP with it.

    I'm trying to get back into programming today and I've been reading the "Programming in Objective-C, 4th ed" which is available for free online to try and dive in. I followed their sample codes and while I can make it run, I'm still having blocks learning some of the concepts.
     
  3. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome!

    Wish you the best!

    Here are a few resources on interacting with the natives.

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