Want to learn but dont know how!!

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  1. DJTHEFUNNY
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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
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  3. DJTHEFUNNY
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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
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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
     
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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.
     
  8. DJTHEFUNNY
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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
     
  9. Gandolfmatt
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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
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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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.)
     
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    Get a degree in software enginering or computer science.
     

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