Where to start with programming

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

  1. conor ordan macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2008
    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


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    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


    Jan 2, 2009
    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


    Aug 16, 2005
    Head over to the Mac Programming forum and be sure to look at the Mac Guides in there.

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