Work Alongside Me & Learn Exactly How to Code in Swift and build an iOS App. (Last Updated: Dec-20-2014)
The need to learn to code today is much like the need to learn to read when the printing press was introduced the year 1377.
The printing press? Yes. It was an innovation that made books widely available and 100x easier to pick up a book and read... that is, if you knew how.
Now, we have computers. And lots of them. Many of us have computers in our pockets, multiple ones in our homes, at our jobs, and even in our TVs. We have more power in our mobile devices today than top of the line computers did 10 years ago all for a fraction of the cost.
Furthermore, is the power these mobile devices give us. We now have amazing ability to do things that was previously thought unimaginable. Get this, a person in Kenya today has more access to information than the United States President, Bill Clinton, did in 1995. That's thanks to two things: (1) The Internet and (2) Mobile Devices.
The Internet is a collection of powerful computers that talk to each other. How do they talk? Through CODE. The power of the computers is increasing exponentially while the cost is decreasing exponentially everyday thanks to Moore's Law.
Since building computers, even basic ones, can be very expensive, learning to Code and Coding apps have become king.
In this course, we're going to take you through the fundamentals of Coding, also known as Programming, through a programing language called Swift. This is a new language created by Apple in an effort to get more people coding, more quickly, and more powerfully than ever before.
Where's the next Instagram coming from? The next SnapChat? The next What's App? Start learning to code today and it may come from you.
Apps are the result of Ideas in Action written in Code.
After completing this course you will have a strong foundation in:
There are many reasons to learn to code, here are a few:
String substitution is a powerful way to write custom text.
Conditionals make an app functional.
While loops are a way to go though information based on a condition.
Basics of storing a lot of information.
A more robust conditional than standard if/then.
Functions do.... functions or, in other words, they do things.
The difference between variables and constants.
Classes are the building blocks of Apps.
Creating a table view
Buttons are great for action!
Send data from one view to another with segues.
Adding details to a table.
Turn an image into a button!
Add the ability to scroll within a view.
Embed a webpage into a view.
Customize your navbar
Do basic animation!
Basics of Tab Bar Controlller
Collection Views are awesome. Learn the basics and implement to your app.
Add a Map to your App
Custom Class for Data
Add a contact view form for our project.
Get details from individual menu items.
The Last Lecture!
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It all started with an idea. I wanted freedom... badly. Freedom from work, freedom from boredom, and, most of all, the freedom to choose. This simple idea grew to define me; it made me become an entrepreneur.
As I strived to gain freedom, overtime I realized that with everything that you do you can either (1) convince someone, somehow, to do it with you or (2) figure out how to do it yourself.
Due to a lack of financial resources (and probably the ability to convince people to do high quality work for free), I decided to learn. Then learn some more. Then some more. My path of learning website design started a long time ago. And yes, it was out of need not desire. I believed I needed a website for a company that I started. So I learned how to do it. The company died, my skills lived on... and got better and better.
It took me a while after learning web design (html/css) to actually start learning programming (web application, storing "data", user logins, etc). I tinkered with Wordpress, believing it could be a "user" site, but I was mistaken. Sure there are/were hacks for that, but they were hacks/work-arounds and simply not-what-wordpress-was-indended-to-be. Wordpress is for blogs/content. Plain and simple.
I wanted more. I had a web application idea that I thought would change the way restaurants hire their service staff. I tested it with my basic html/css skills, had great initial results, and found a technical (programmer) cofounder as a result. He was awesome. We were featured on CNN. Things looked great.
Until... cash-flow was a no-flow. Business? I think not. More like an avid hobby. We had the idea for a business just no business. Naturally, my partner had to find a means of income so I was left with the idea on its own.
Then, I tried Python. I was hooked. It was so easy. So simple. So elegant.
Then, I tried Django. Even more hooked. Made from python & made for web applications. It powers Instagram & Pinterest (two of the hottest web apps right now?).
Then, I tried Bootstrap. Simple and easy front-end design (html & css) that is super easy to use, mobile-ready, and overall... incredible.
Python, Django, and Bootstrap are truly changing the way the world builds web applications. I believe it's because of the simplicity to learn, the sheer power behind them, and, most of all, the plethora of resources to aid anyone in building their web projects (from packages to tutorials to q&a sites).
I relaunched my original venture with my new found skills. That wasn't enough. It didn't compel me as it once had. I started imagining all the possibilities of all the ideas I've always wanted to implement. Now I could. Which one to start with? There were so many good ideas...
Then another idea, a new & fresh idea, started brewing. I started to believe in the power of learning these skills. What would it mean if other non-technical entrepreneurs could learn? What would it mean if ideas were executed quickly, revenue models proven, all prior to approaching the highly sought-after programmers? What would it mean if entrepreneurs became coders?
And so. Coding for Entrepreneurs was born.
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