Where to start with programming

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by conor ordan, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. conor ordan macrumors member

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    I want to learn programming, from scratch, I have no knowledge of programming itself but am very competent with a computer. I have a MacBook running Leopard and boot camp with XP. I can learn fast and eventually want to go on to write apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch platform and maybe even games. What programming language should I learn to start with? Preferably not the one that is the easiest to learn but the one that is the most useful. Thanks.
     
  2. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Objective C is good for what you want.
    Checkout Stanford and University of Utah courses on iTunes for more details on how it works.
     
  3. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    C or C++ is what you want to learn. This is what almost all software development kits use. wether you want to develop for the iphone or a plug in for photoshop.

    you could use another language and still do the same thing. but a majority of things use c or c++. so learning that language makes things easier to understand what is going on.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Head over to the Mac Programming forum and be sure to look at the Mac Guides in there.
     

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