Reading problems, or not ?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Metal Dice, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Metal Dice macrumors regular

    Metal Dice

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hey I'm 14 years old and I'm danish so English isn't my main language. But it doesn't hold me back. I wanna be an iPhone developer. I learned to 3D model/map... when i was 12 years old and i made levels for PC games. So i think I'm able to learn the Objective-C language, and develop apps for the iPhone. But here is my issue (or not). I'm currently reading the "Programming in Objective-C" and I'm understanding it all, but sometimes i find myself reading the same line/s 2-3 times. But i usually understand it all... I feel really stupid asking this. Is it normal?!? I want to know because, my dad bought me the 99 dollar standard developer program. And he bought me a Macbook Pro. And I'm afraid that i don't learn it good. Sure everybody could learn it but there is a difference between learning it good and just learning it. I know this really sounds dumb, but i told my dad that this wasn't something stupid that i just wanned to do for 1 week. So I'm asking once again is it normal that i sometimes find myself reading the same line/s 2-3 times.:confused:
  2. BlackWolf macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2009
    first of all: cool dad.

    secondly: guess it's pretty normal. When I learned objective-c I used online tutorials (mostly apples) and sometimes found myself re-reading whole chapters. as long as it sticks in your head in the end and you really understand why something is done the way it's done, it doesn't really matter how often you read it, does it? just read it, understand it, and that's it :D doesn't matter HOW you read it. but I guess a lot of people have to read things twice when it comes to learning a new language
  3. jsonli macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Programming is definitely something that is strongly reinforced by doing.

    Sometimes you'll read some advice, and you'll be like.... ok...?

    Then you'll type it out, run it, think about it, and understand why.

    It's a continuous learning process, but definitely try to understand your best upfront if you can, reading it over a few times is okay, but move on if it doesn't make much sense still, and try the sample problems/programs.

    Objective-C is really C + object-oriented programming. It's normally taught in high school and undergrad, so yes, it may be a bit challenging without a proper foundation to learn on. It definitely isn't a good beginner language either.

    Good luck.

Share This Page