Okay, I haven't even started programming. But if I start programming, it's been a while so my mind is mush!!! Thus, the title of this thread. I've taken some programming classes a long time ago. For instance, Fortran (yeah, that long ago), Pascal, Basic and Java.
This is my goal --> to be able to develop an app for iPhone, iPad, possibly Android as well.
This is my problem --> I don't have any idea where to start!!!
Questions going through my mind are as follows:
1. What do programming language is used for the iPhone and iPad apps?
If more than one language is used, which seems logical, then which one should I use to get great performance and practicality out of it. (I guess the practicality would be in how well I program it. Oh well, there goes the neighborhood!!!)
So, please help me in giving me good direction. I've heard of Xcode, but I don't understand it. However, in Xcode's defense, I haven't read about it at all.
2. Does Xcode use C, C++, Java or what? Which is the easiest to learn?
3. Are all programming languages object-based now? (Please tell me no! I'm not sure I get all that.)
Any help you may provide would be appreciated!!!
June 6th, 2011, 04:08 AM
IMHO... start with the easy stuff, a managed language is MUCH easier to learn. i.e. .Net (or java if you don't like MS).
The problem is you use
- .Net for windows mobile (for new stuff similar to silverlight)
- java for android
- Objective C for IOS
Then there are others: Palm, symbian, etc... There is a company that lets you make a mobile app in visual studio that works for windows mobile, android, and ios but I wont list them because the CEO is... not so nice...
2) Xcode is for Cocoa - I'd say out of those Java is the easiest to learn
3) No, not by far... Some are, some arent, some are both.