Learning iOS Programming..



  • I want to learn iOS programming but I don't have macbook or any mac environment to do my study. Can I do virtual on my windows? Please help thanks.



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    I want to learn iOS programming but I don't have macbook or any mac environment to do my study. Can I do virtual on my windows? Please help thanks.

    No, not legally anyway. iOS can only be done with Mac-based tools, sadly. I am in the same boat. I want to do some iOS programming as we use iPhone and iPads for every employee here but we do not use Macs except for a few, rare people. But to do that I need to get a Mac Mini to do the work 😞



  • In theory, you can run a Hackintosh environment which is a Mac OSX system running on Windows. It is not allowed by license from Apple. In the US this is very clearly not allowed. In the Philippines I have no idea, it might be.



  • @scottalanmiller I'll try Hackintosh. I don't think NASA is at my home! haha.
    I'm really interested in learning iOS. I'ts just that mac tools here are so expensive! So I need to be resourceful.
    Please lend me some of your knowledge about this one. Thanks!



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    @scottalanmiller I'll try Hackintosh. I don't think NASA is at my home! haha.
    I'm really interested in learning iOS. I'ts just that mac tools here are so expensive! So I need to be resourceful.
    Please lend me some of your knowledge about this one. Thanks!

    Yes, any Mac or iOS programming is super expensive. Very unfortunate. But Android is free. I prefer iOS devices, though.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @pol.darreljade said:

    @scottalanmiller I'll try Hackintosh. I don't think NASA is at my home! haha.
    I'm really interested in learning iOS. I'ts just that mac tools here are so expensive! So I need to be resourceful.
    Please lend me some of your knowledge about this one. Thanks!

    Yes, any Mac or iOS programming is super expensive. Very unfortunate. But Android is free. I prefer iOS devices, though.

    Yeah, I thinnk iOS is far more interesting than Andriod



  • Definitely. But you also have to learn a unique programming language too.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Definitely. But you also have to learn a unique programming language too.

    Agreed.



  • @pol-darreljade Android wins, hands down.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @pol-darreljade Android wins, hands down.

    Ahhh.. Buyers of iOS are more generous than Buyers of Android. haha



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @pol-darreljade Android wins, hands down.

    Ahhh.. Buyers of iOS are more generous than Buyers of Android. haha

    That's a great example. I've been talking to people about something related to this all week. If your customers choose you because you are cheap, they won't likely be good customers for other things.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @pol.darreljade said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @pol-darreljade Android wins, hands down.

    Ahhh.. Buyers of iOS are more generous than Buyers of Android. haha

    That's a great example. I've been talking to people about something related to this all week. If your customers choose you because you are cheap, they won't likely be good customers for other things.

    Yes. Indeed.



  • by the way, @scottalanmiller what time is it there? haha jjust wondering you're still awake. 🙂



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    by the way, @scottalanmiller what time is it there? haha jjust wondering you're still awake. 🙂

    We just went into "Daylight Savings Time" and I am in the New York City area. So now, and until around October, I will be exactly twelve hours behind you. So it is just after noon there, so it is just after midnight here.

    AJ in in Dallas, one hour behind me. So he is thirteen hours off from you at the moment. It is twenty till midnight there.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @pol.darreljade said:

    by the way, @scottalanmiller what time is it there? haha jjust wondering you're still awake. 🙂

    We just went into "Daylight Savings Time" and I am in the New York City area. So now, and until around October, I will be exactly twelve hours behind you. So it is just after noon there, so it is just after midnight here.

    AJ in in Dallas, one hour behind me. So he is thirteen hours off from you at the moment. It is twenty till midnight there.

    Yup.



  • Ok. It's very nice to meet you guys here. I'm just 20 y/o SysDev Team Leader Professional so i feel very overwhelm talking to you guys. Thanks to @joyfano inviting me here.



  • @pol.darreljade No problem Sir 🙂
    @scottalanmiller he never sleep!
    @ajstringham - this guy don't know the word sleep. he just take a nap



  • @Joyfano LOL. Pretty much.



  • @ajstringham oh no.. Your still Awake..



  • @Joyfano Maybe...:P



  • @ajstringham you should take a Nap



  • @Joyfano Going to right now.



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    I want to learn iOS programming but I don't have macbook or any mac environment to do my study. Can I do virtual on my windows? Please help thanks.

    Hey there - some free(ish) MacOS developer tools can be found here: https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/index.action
    Back in the day, Apple offer SDK resources for free. Indeed, many iOS dev kits can also be found for free out on the internets. I'll check a few places and post what's relevant here.



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    I want to learn iOS programming but I don't have macbook or any mac environment to do my study. Can I do virtual on my windows? Please help thanks.

    Here's something handy - xCode for iOS development. Can be downloaded for free here



  • Need a Mac for XCode though 😞



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Need a Mac for XCode though 😞

    Yes, but not a high-end one. 😉



  • I personally have avoided iOS so far. Maybe not entirely due to a distaste for it though. Maybe more because I have been financially challenged for the majority of my life and my tech career has centered around windows. I'm open to it, partially, just would be starting from scratch from an IT perspective. Plus for the fact that everything I support is Windows, I don't think it'd be feasible to use for a work machine.



  • @FiyaFly said:

    I personally have avoided iOS so far. Maybe not entirely due to a distaste for it though. Maybe more because I have been financially challenged for the majority of my life and my tech career has centered around windows. I'm open to it, partially, just would be starting from scratch from an IT perspective. Plus for the fact that everything I support is Windows, I don't think it'd be feasible to use for a work machine.

    But you work for an officially all iOS company. No one has reported any limitations on it. What do you think it won't do?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @pol.darreljade said:

    by the way, @scottalanmiller what time is it there? haha jjust wondering you're still awake. 🙂

    We just went into "Daylight Savings Time" and I am in the New York City area. So now, and until around October, I will be exactly twelve hours behind you. So it is just after noon there, so it is just after midnight here.

    AJ in in Dallas, one hour behind me. So he is thirteen hours off from you at the moment. It is twenty till midnight there.

    I was wondering this and was too lazy (can lie and say busy) to check myself. Just one hour off from Japan (GMT+9) which I am used to calculating already.



  • @pol.darreljade said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @pol.darreljade said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @pol-darreljade Android wins, hands down.

    Ahhh.. Buyers of iOS are more generous than Buyers of Android. haha

    That's a great example. I've been talking to people about something related to this all week. If your customers choose you because you are cheap, they won't likely be good customers for other things.

    Yes. Indeed.

    My boss (owner) and myself will agree with this. That is why he bought me a MacBook Pro instead of a Windows laptop when I need a new laptop. Now just to get off my ass and code something up.