January 30th, 2013, 12:03 AM
For those familiar with Java and Objective-C
I am brand new to programming, you have been warned.
In the next couple months I am enrolling in a University extension certificate program in Objective-c. Introduction to Objective-c is the first of four courses. This course does require a beginner programming course as a pre-req although the University says this is not entirely necessary.
I am considering starting off with the introduction to programming (not the same as the Intro. to OBJ-C) course offered by the University. My question is, because the introduction to programming course primarily teaches Java, will this become a hindrance when I take the introduction to objective-c course immediately after.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
January 30th, 2013, 01:17 AM
I would seriously doubt it.
will this become a hindrance when I take the introduction to objective-c course immediately after.
If the class is called "Introduction to Objective-c" then most likely it's going to focus on introducing syntax and the standard library. This most likely means that the course will only assume that you have a decent understanding of algorithms and other programing concepts/styles. (You might want to check a syllabus to confirm this)
If you do focus on Java, switching to Objective-C shouldn't be but so hard. Both languages inherit from C and both are object oriented. This means that most of the concepts you learn in Introduction to Programming can be easily carried over (minus some syntax of course)