Why iOS Development?

I’ve loved to create for as long as I can remember. It started with Legos, of course, making buildings and spaceships with little plastic blocks. On one day in high school, my parents bought me my first computer, the venerable Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. From that point, I relished my ability to build programs from a different kind of blocks- blocks made from… nothing.

Entering a career as a computer programmer was an obvious choice. As the years went on, though, I moved from programming into management, gradually moving farther and farther from the technology. During the past year, I came to the realization that I truly missed this aspect of my life.

I decided to do something about it.

I had been away from Windows development for a few years, and the idea of jumping back into C# and .Net development didn’t really appeal. I had come to love my Mac, though, and once I got my iPad, I loved that even more. So the choice to learn iOS development was a fairly easy one.

For several months now, I’ve been doing just that.

About a week ago, I finished reading the book “iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide.” (incidentally, one of the best computer books I’ve ever read). One book does not make me an expert, and I still have a lot to learn. But books can only take one so far- it’s time to do.

In my next post, I’ll explain the App project I have in mind.

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