Resuming iPhone Course – Finally

9 08 2010

Back in January I had this grand idea I was going to take the CS193P course and learn how to code in Objective C.  After changing jobs and being dropped in the fire at my new job there was no time to continue with the course.  But now I’ve finally got some additional free time and my company is actually allowing us to do mobile application research during some down time we have right now.

I’ve made it through the first 4 lectures and I’m finally getting familiar with the Objective C syntax for properties, memory management, and messaging (invoking methods).  If you have some skill in programming this course is great.  If you’re a noob you might as well skip it.  You really need a grasp on basic programming skills to even think about coding Objective C unless you have a ton of time on your hands.

I’ll have you know I also installed Eclipse and the Android Developers Toolkit.  I would really like to be able to build for both platforms when I finally have that awesome App idea.  Android looks pretty easy, and I already know my way around Eclipse so the learning curve shouldn’t be too bad.