Want to learn but dont know how!!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by DJTHEFUNNY, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. DJTHEFUNNY macrumors member

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    So im a complete beginner in programming i have Xcode on my mac and I've tried to no avail to learn pearl.


    I'm wondering if anyone can tell me about tutoring thats available or how i can learn the language used to write mac/iPhone applications.


    does anyone tutor/teach? books? documentation?
     
  2. Alkiera macrumors regular

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  3. DJTHEFUNNY thread starter macrumors member

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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Look up a tutor on your local craigslist or use Google. Asking for a local tutor here is a major shot in the dark.
     
  5. DJTHEFUNNY thread starter macrumors member

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    By "knowing someone" i mean someone on the forum who maybe teaches online or is willing to. i want to mainly make applications for Mac
     
  6. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to take a look at the Big Nerd Ranch. The guy that runs it is the author of the book that most people consider the "bible" of Cocoa programming.
     
  7. DJTHEFUNNY thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah that's an old thread sorry i didn;t know i still had that D: i'll check it out see if anything is helpful. All that was really on that thread was sas about how i used to type
     
  8. Gandolfmatt macrumors member

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    Perl can be quite complex to learn.
    Though if you want a jump start on building games using Cocoa, look in the links in my signature...


    -Gan
     
  9. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    But he assumes you know Obj-C, C or C++ first so its not good for beginners.

    BNR has some awesome books coming out. But from what Ive read personally theyre not really suited for beginners to programming either.

    http://www.amazon.com/Aaron-Hillegass/e/B001JSJIWI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
     
  10. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    There's a 7-day course that covers C, Obj-C, and Cocoa ("Beginning Cocoa Bootcamp," and also "Beginning iPhone Bootcamp"). I would still recommend learning the basics on your own, but the OP specifically wanted tutoring--which you can't get from a book.
     
  11. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    When you're taking your first steps you should learn at your own pace. A tutor can't provide that (Not for an amount that wont break your wallet anyway.)
     
  12. dawnraid macrumors regular

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    Get a degree in software enginering or computer science.
     

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