Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stanford offers its iOS coding course with Paul Hegarty free of charge again inside iTunes U

Stanford University is once again offering its iOS coding class free of charge inside iTunes U. The course, Coding Together: Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad (Winter 2013), is in 17 sessions, with the first – Course Introduction, Overview of iOS – available for download now.

Once again the course is taught by Paul Hegarty who is fantastic. But a word of warning, though: this is a Stanford course and the lecturer is very firm in saying that in order to make use of the course the prospective developer should already have knowledge of object oriented programming. At Stanford itself, there is one required course that the student should have attended prior to this one, and another that is recommended.

So if you have some basic programming knowledge then you might be able to take advantage of the class which promises to give you experience with iPhone and iPad apps, using the iOS SDK. It also gets into such topics as bject-oriented database API, animation and multi-threading.

Time to go to class.