Re-Learning Programming

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by HW-Hack, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. HW-Hack macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    OK - Briefly

    As a HW tech back in '89 I was doing a lot of programming classes as I toyed with getting a CS degree. Basic - Assembler - Pascal - and a smidge of C. Really enjoyed it - I then got a chance to help develop HW at a major corp. and that was my focus for 17yrs.

    As I slide thru my 50's I now have a fun job doing IT support at a large high school. And as we piloted some iPads this last Summer I began thinking I should revive my coding skills. My insights into K12 may help develop apps for that market.

    I've gleaned some info on whats needed - but my first step I feel should be really getting a solid foundation in C. I'm looking at working thru a standard C tutorial and then C++ ... at which point I should be ready for C-Objective.

    I'm not in a huge hurry and I feel I need a solid foundation to write solid apps.
    Your input appreciated -
  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    If iPad or anything Apple is your target, I think you'd better skip C++ and go direct to Obj-C to learn OOP.
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    I second Bernard's opinion.

    There are many threads here regarding learning iOS and Mac OS X. I suggest you review some of those.

    A common book suggested is "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" because it is for people starting from scratch. Check it out.
  4. Sykte macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sticky... IMO.

    I like.

    So many people rush in learning.
  5. HW-Hack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    Thanks much for the comments and the book recommendation. Sometime today UPS will drop off the Mac Mini I got off of ebay. Slap in a new larger hard drive and start coding.

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