Learning to Code

Posted: March 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Work | Tags: | Comments Off on Learning to Code

I’ve got a project coming that requires some sort of mac user interface that communicates via bluetooth & Twitter (whew!).  Soooo, for the past few days I’ve been smacking my head against my laptop as I attempt to learn something new about programming. It’s been a looooong time since college when I learned Pascal, and I can really feel it as I wade through Java & Objective C. All those brackets!! Arrgh.

On the plus side, there are many websites that have been helping a great deal – here’s one of them. Cocoalab has a wonderful Objective C tutorial – “Become an XCoder” that walks you thorough the basics and even holds your hand as you make a simple OS X application or two. The PERFECT starting point for someone who wants to begin programming on the Mac.

Note though that the PDF version of the tutorial is a bit out of date and documents a now outdated Xcode. But the HTML pages have been updated to reflect a newer version of the Apple software. This is only important as you try to link various objects in your programs.


brandontreb Developers Blog

Posted: March 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: | Comments Off on brandontreb Developers Blog

Doing research for a software/hardware related job (first one in quite awhile…. maybe the economy IS picking up…) and found this very helpful blog with some extremely helpful posts. Specifically, I’m looking into a project that requires me to develop code that will send Twitter posts depending on such & such actions. Found this site via  his blog postings regarding developing Twitter apps.

Couldn’t find an “about” link though – so I don’t know who this mysterious fellow is though.