Stanford’s free iOS developer’s class returns to iTunes U

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Want to get started coding apps for iOS? Stanford University is relaunching their class ‘Coding Together: Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad’, with new material for iOS 6. We previously reported on the class in 2011. Since enrollment in the class is free on iTunes U and on Piazza, all you really need to participate is enough familiarity programming in C to get you through a couple first-year computer science credits. Over the course of the program, the class will teach students to program in Objective C.

The class is short, running from January 22nd to March 28th. While the class has already started, you can still sign up for enrollment on iTunes U and on Piazza as late as February 1st. You can also peek at the free lectures on iTunes if you are curious…

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As a muggle with below the bare-minimum knowledge of programming for the prerequisite, I think the class looks fun, at least from the introduction. Paul Hegarty presentation style is undeniably energetic and hands-on. Believe it or not, he actually builds a game in iOS over the course of the hour-long lecture. The workload looks to be light, but intense: watch the lectures, complete six weekly projects, and build towards the three-week final project at the end.

If you’re not a coder, you might want to watch the first lecture just to listen to Hegarty’s casual overview of iOS. You can find it just 6 minutes in, and the breakdown may help demystify the inner workings of your iPhone.

Are you enrolling in Coding Together: Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad? Let us know in the comments.