Have you ever had a great idea for an app? Something that you’d love to have on your iPhone or iPad, but you have no idea how to write it yourself nor how to approach a company with your idea? Even if you did find a company to write it for you, you’d probably lose control of your idea. It would be much better if you could just write it yourself, right? If only you knew how to design and write apps… And if only you knew about the ins and outs of Apple’s newest iOS 8 operating system.
Apple recently introduced their new Swift programming language that’s designed to work with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch environments, and it also will work with all the Objective-C-based programs already in existence for Apple products. Swift is designed to be “safer” than other programming languages. It’s designed to prevent unsafe programming practices that leave code vulnerable. It is a modern language, based on years of experience with programming for Apple products and based on the latest research in programming languages and practices. Apple says Swift results in “clean syntax”, which makes code easier to read and maintain. Its interactive playgrounds makes it easy to develop and debug your code as you go. You can actively watch how the data used by your code changes as execution proceeds, so you can find and fix problems before the problem escalates. And Apple provides APIs (application programming interfaces) with Swift, which are routines that are designed to do many program functions so that you don’t have to handle them yourself. Swift is designed for speed. It’s fast and easy to develop your code because it provides you with pre-designed function routines, and it helps you debug as you go. Based on modern programming ideas gleaned from years of experience, it helps you make safer programs because it prevents you from using unsafe practices. Apple makes Swift available for free, and the Xcode environment that Swift is designed for is also free. There’s even a Swift Programming Manual available for free in the iBookstore.
All this sounds great, except that you have no background in programming. You need more help than you can find in a manual. Here’s where Udemy comes in. Their Complete iOS8 and Swift Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps is designed to make everything you need to begin programming in Swift for the new iOS 8 environment available in one complete course. The course is designed by Rob Percival, a mathematician with a degree from Cambridge and a self-proclaimed “coding geek”. He’s developed what he calls “THE most comprehensive, cost-effective and career-enhancing mobile app development course you’ll find on the web.” In 145 lectures and 19 hours of content, Mr. Percival starts with the basics and walks you through the Xcode environment and the Swift language. As you gain knowledge, you’ll begin building apps like “Instagram and Snapchat clones that allow users to interact with one another across the web.” Mr. Percival promises that this course will provide you with everything you need to begin developing apps in Swift, without having to buy other books or having to search the internet for other courses or educational videos. When you need a little extra guidance, you’ll get quick, responsive help through email, Twitter, and on the Udemy forums.
No pre-requisites are required for this course. You don’t have to know how to program already. You don’t have to pay for an Apple Developer license while you learn to program, because Apple makes Swift and Xcode available for free. You don’t even have to have an Apple computer, because the course will show you how to install the Xcode environment on your PC or Apple computer. You just have to have a desire to learn to write code and a desire to begin or expand a career developing apps.
With the purchase of this course, Mr. Percival says you’ll receive “unlimited web hosting for one year (worth $200), and a copy of my ebook How To Earn $10,000 While Learning To Code, rated 5-Stars on Amazon. AND you’ll get over 1,000 graphical assets (backgrounds, icons, buttons etc), worth $300, to use in your apps.” The course is normally $199, but it’s available for $29 through tomorrow with coupon code SAVEIOS8
You can be sure that Udemy will provide you with an expert instructor and a learning method that’s designed to allow you to proceed at your own speed. Udemy is “the world’s online learning marketplace”, with more than 4 million students. Their curriculum of 18,000 courses, developed by 10,000 expert instructors, is designed to help you learn and accomplish your goals.
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