All the steps for newbies.
To run Xcode for programming, you need an Apple computer.
System Requierment: Intel Processor.
You can not use Xcode on an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad.
Programming is not CPU consuming. Compile Time is a litle bit more.
For starters … it’s not nesserary to have a New Super Power Mac
“OS – Operating System”
Always use the latest version of OS X and Xcode.
Download Xcode in your Mac from the ”App Store” for Free.
The Developer Acount
“Apple Developer Programs”
You don’t need an acount to try Xcode … it’s Free.
The need to have to pay for a Developer Acount is needed, if you want to sell your app (like 0.99 cents).
The ratio of earning is 70% for you and 30% for Apple.
The Apple’s Developer Programs give you access to more like all the video from the Keynote.
Here’s the link where to start: https://developer.apple.com/programs/
Learn how to code
The big Buzz … those days it’s
It’s a 2000 hrs FREE courses.
You’ll pass through all the programming languages common used
Your work will be recognized by Linked In
“Where to start learning”
Here’s a couple of very good place that i like.
Note: Pluralsight is new for me. It’s in the list because I want to follow Simon Allardice. He’ve made a lot of Lynda.com tutorial for programming and when Lynda.com was sold to Linkedin and the to Microsoft, he made a switch to Pluralsight.
He’s in my mind the reference in teaching for programming in general. Really Talented Person.
“Where to start reading”
There’s a couple of very good books that i like:
Check the description before buying!
The new Swift language will be your start. Try to find some Swift programming book.
Apple has a chanel on iTunes named: iTunesU. The ”U” is for University. There’s a hole bunch of video courses there gived by Universities. There’s also an App for iPad and iPhone.
“The i … hardware shoping”
It’s probebly time to go on the web shopping.
Try to find and/or buy some used i … something.
Test your code on it and verify that your App runs fine.
It’s a must to have one of these or all of them: iPhone, iPad, iPodToutch.
When you start … keep it simple. One i …
Company have money to try different versions of hardware (4S, 5, 5S,6,6 Plus) (iPad 2, 3, Retina, Air). Have different hardware is a good idea too.
Try to determine on how many devices and iOS you want you App to be working.
And now we hate to had watchOS for Apple Watch
It’s less iOS backword problems
“Where to find others”
Rumors: Mac Rumors
Coding Tips in French: Mindsers
A good place to Find, Exchange & Share code: Github (not for starters)
“Where to find answers”
Almost all programming languages community help is there. Try to be as precise as you can in your questions.
Developer Survey Results
All those channel are a good start.
Xcode: (Updated september 2017)
- Free Code Camp (Complete training)
- Jared Davidson … (Verry verry Good !!!)
- Kyle Begeman,
- Xcode Programming Tutorials
Share and work on the same project.
GitHub Training Guides
List of Resources
Vidéo Collection (Updated July 2016)
Collection of videos about Mac, iOS and Swift.
See People in real time coding
(Not sure if it’s good way to learn)
(realy not sure it’s a good thing to pay for that)
Events Conference List (Updated july 2017)
- WWDC (Apple World Wide Developer Conference)
- Swift Summit (The conference for Swift developers)
- 360 Conferences (Good Alternative on the East Cost)
Texte Editor for Code
There are Text Editor for Code
The classic: BBEdit or Sublime Text.
That’s an option, if you like to code outside Xcode.
Create great Icons (Free)
The App is Called: Prepo
You can download the App from the Mac App Store
Here’s the link: Prepo
Now what …
Code … Code …. and Code
That’s the best way to learn!
Try to code 30 min. a day with freecodecamp.org