The folks from Code School do a great job at teaching average people how to begin programming. From Ruby to CSS, they’ve shown that they have a very effective approach to teaching beginners. Now, they are turning their focus to teaching how to program for iOS devices.
For a $25 pledge on Kickstarter, you can buy access to the full course once it is completed some time around October or November of this year. For successful funding, they need to raise $50,000 USD. As of publication, they just cracked $18,000 USD. Twenty-nine days remain to reach the goal, so don’t hesitate to back the project if it strikes your fancy. If you want early access to the course as they prepare it, you can up your pledge to $75 USD. You’ll get weeks of access before the course goes live, and you’ll be able to give your feedback to make the course even better.
Now, you do need to be *this* tall to ride the ride. In their FAQ, they recommend having a basic understanding of how programming works. “For instance, we’re not going to teach what strings, methods, and classes are.” They do recommend taking a look at the free Code Academy site for knowledge of basic programming terms. That said, they’ll be teaching you what’s needed for Objective-C, so no worries on that front. No prior iOS or OS X programming experience is needed.
So, are you going to jump head-first into the world of iOS programming? If so, what do you hope to accomplish? Sound off by leaving a comment below this post.