Recently I found little project called Hello Processing that in one hour helps you learn programming and processing. I really liked the feel of this 1 hour course and I get basic idea what processing is about and right now I like it. It's really nice and easy language for drawing on screen.
I have no idea how it would be easy to follow with this tutorial if you're new to programming but for me it was really easy and fun.
This is second big iOS learning project. For first one read iOS Programming book review. As I only have two of them done I have to compare them somehow.
I am mindful that it took me a really long time to finish it (since last autumn). For a couple of months this year I didn't even have the internet to learn it, so it could not be helped. But last half of the June I've spent watching the videos every day and managed to finish it before any new internet problems.
So how was it?
In my opinion, it's great if you're starting out. There are a lot of basics, and seeing how to do things in XCode just makes your learning much easier than looking at the photos in the book. On the other hand, learning is more shallow and it is much easier to just follow the videos and learn only the basics without bigger picture about iOS SDK. I somehow missed more challenging exercises (even though I don't like to do them ;)
Course it pretty long but many videos are quite short (1-2…
In the time of New Year Resolutions, it's good to read something that is proposing different way of achieving things. Still I see much more value in habits than setting goals. But...
The Easy Way To Learn Hard Stuff by Per Harald Borgen
It's something that I read from time to time and I know it works sometimes for me. The things I learn then are really learned and something Jakub Wasilewski has told me many times to do. Still it's uncomfortable and for some reason, I have failed to use this method more than once or twice. Writing it here so maybe I can think about it more and figure out how to do that more often.