As we all know, software developers - iOS developers in particular – are among those who occupy one of the few bright spots in today’s job market. Tech houses simply can’t find enough available, qualified coders to supply and support their needs.
…so, how does one become a developer? How do you learn to code? Do you need to enroll in your local college’s computer science program (FTR: I dropped out of CS after my freshman year)? Let’s assume for the moment that you are strapped for cash as well as time. You’re in luck! There’s a way to pursue the education you need to develop the necessary skills to become a developer readily and freely available, right now, online.
It takes effort on your part, but the tools and information to begin your path of becoming an iOS developer are all freely available. Who doesn’t love the internet!!
Lifehacker has published a curated list of freely available computer science and technology courses you can audit - for free - from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad (or, for that matter, from any internet-connected device).
From the published article:
- Stanford University - Programming Methodology
- Stanford University – iPad and iPhone App Development
- University of California, Berkeley
- Udacity – Computer Science 101
- University of California, Irvine
Of course, the article also goes on to list several great web resources for furthering your education in different spheres, like Mathematics, Science and Medicine, and so forth. But who doesn’t want to be an iOS developer, right? :)
As a bonus (the article refers to it as “extra credit”), the Lifehacker gurus have a list of sites you can peruse to help you find your own online classes to help further your education.