Read My Lips, No New Fart Apps
I took the plunge, bit the bullet, followed the crowd and clichÃ©d all the clichÃ©s. I bought a Mac, specifically a MacBook Pro from Late 2008. Iâ€™ve already pre-emptively deleted a paragraph that sounded like gushing because Iâ€™m honestly very impressed with OS X, moreso than I expected to be.
Anyway, the reason Iâ€™m writing this post is that I bought this thing to write iOS apps on, and Iâ€™ll be sharing my experience learning, debugging, testing and (probably) swearing with all of you. I hope it is informative to some of you, because Iâ€™m coming from a background in function-oriented PHP. It has done everything I needed it to do, and while OO programming is definitely cleaner, more secure code, I have seen little appeal in such a mental overhaul of my approach. So I approach this with no small amount of trepidation, the tutorials Iâ€™ve read so far havenâ€™t really clicked with me yet, and I still feel out of my depth. I have one app Iâ€™m going to be working on right away, the series of posts will be mostly unfiltered, I will be learning, breaking things, and fixing things from post to post, so you get a feel of what Iâ€™m going through; my reasoning for this is that I know Iâ€™m not the only one making this transition from function-oriented PHP to Objective-C and Xcode.
The first post will be up before Friday, dealing mostly with Xcode and my understanding of things going in. Iâ€™m also revealing my studio name (obviously an important step in being an iPhone millionaire, much like how â€œwritersâ€ will have a grand story in their head, but when you ask â€œoh, how far along is the book?â€ they respond with, â€œWell, I havenâ€™t actually written anything yet, but that partâ€™s easy.â€ For the record, I donâ€™t care. My studio name is awesome and youâ€™ll just have to deal with my hypocrisy.