Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before starting this course, part of Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 8.
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- Though this course is a basic course, you should come in knowing a few things and having a few skills. First, you'll need a Mac with OS 10.9.4 or later, so that you can download Xcode 6. You'll also need a standard iTunes Store account for downloading Xcode, because you're going to get it from the Mac App Store. You'll also need some basic computer skills. You'll need to know how to navigate the file system, how to find files and folders, double-click to open them, etc.
It also helps to have any kind of basic text editing skills like being familiar with copying and pasting and so forth. Again, you won't need any programming experience coming into this course, but if you're basically familiar with your computer, you should be good to go.
If you find you'd like to learn more, see iOS App Development Essential Training, Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals, or any of the other programming courses in our library.
- Installing Xcode
- Creating an Xcode project
- Configuring the iOS Simulator
- Understanding variables
- Connecting visual objects to variables
- Understanding functions, methods, and selectors
- Connecting a button to a method
- Using conditional statements
- Setting up the user interface
- Connecting code elements to build an app
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up Your Coding Environment
Creating an Xcode project3m 38s
2. Programming Building Blocks: Variables
3. Programming Building Blocks: Functions
4. Programming Building Blocks: Conditional Statements
Using conditional statements4m 11s
5. Building Your First Full Application
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