Get Started in iOS Development

Earlier today I presented how to get started in iOS development and compared the code syntax between Objective-C and C#. So far it’s been 2 months since I started learning Xcode and Objective-C. The first few weeks it was difficult and a lot of banging my head trying to understand Objective-C. Now, its slowly becoming second nature and I’m enjoying it more and more making iOS apps.

Once I get a stronger understanding of the foundationg of Objective-C and how to use Xcode, I plan on developing my own iOS app that I’ve had on the back-burner for a few weeks. Stay tune for the details of the app. Also, look forward to more iOS sample apps and my experiences as I learn more and more about iOS development.

For my presentation earlier today, you can grab the slide decks here:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ZimmerDentalMisc/Overview_iOS_Development2.pptx

You can grab my outline of notes here:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ZimmerDentalMisc/ObjectiveCandDotNetComparison2.rtf

I will post the sample apps shortly.

The first sample app was a simple Quiz Demo app that showed how to create IBOutlet and Target-Action connections. Also, simple class, method and property declaration. Instatiating NSMutableArrays and adding objets to them. Then looping through the array and assigning the value to a NSString *question variable.

The second sample app was a more realistic app that shows how to hook up a UITableViewController and UINavigationController to a Window. Then population the UITableView with a collection of items from a custom class (Possession). More details to follow.

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