Andrea
codechick
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Hi all- I'm pretty new to programming but I have a good idea for an iPhone app. I want to try to develop it on my own but I don't know where to begin. Objective-C? Cocoa? I use visual basic for work so I have a little programming experience but I'm basically self-taught by just digging in.

Any advice for a new programmer?
Blanche F.
user 9829014
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Hi Andrea,

If you are wanting to get into iPhone development, start with Objective-C.

Now you have some good books and free tutorials on the Internet that can give you a great help but I would still recommend that you also start by reading some very good documentation from Apple, e.g.: - iOS Application Programming Guide - iOS Development Guide - iOS Human Interface Guidelines - Your First iOS Application - Learning Objective-C: A Primer available at:
https://developer.app...­

I would recommend checking out "Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours" by John Ray Page.

There's a great course Developing Apps for iOS on iTunes U, from Stanford University, which has a lot of information, best practices & demos. The lectures are generally about an hour long so it takes quite a bit of time to watch & absorb but i've found them very useful. They are free. :-)

http://itunes.apple.c...­
and
http://itunes.apple.c...­

I hope that helps you.
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