Day 1 as a iPhone/Mac Developer
It's interesting going back to square 1.
So, I've spent some time going though web sites and books and whatnot trying to get up to speed on Xcode/Mac/Objective-C/etc. The primary frustration right now is that I'm just not familiar with the environment and I don't have a ton of time to get stuff done. Thankfully the application isn't too difficult, but if I needed to do this in .NET, I'd pretty much be done by now. For example, I'm trying to figure out how to do simple navigation. You know, click on a button, that brings up a new view, clikc on a button in that view, it brings up a new view, click a button in there, it goes back to the first view, etc. I know there's this whole MVC approach in Cocoa (...I think...) and I've read about
UIViewController and I've found some posts (like this) that seem to hint at what I want to do, but I haven't found the magical "aha!" moment yet. If I do, then I can streamroll through a lot of this.
Being on a Mac isn't an issue. Macs are fine. Objective-C is kind of interesting. It's Xcode and friends that I'm struggling with.
* Posted at 09.10.2008 12:46:21 PM CST | Link *