Stanford's Free iPhone programming course

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  1. bindle

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    Hey guys,
    Just a heads up. For anyone that didn't know, Stanford University has a Cocoa Programming class where they teach iPhone Application Programming with the SDK. This semester, they're making the 10-week course available online for FREE through iTunes U.
    You can subscribe to the class and get lecture videos and notes through iTunes.
    There's also an accompanying website with the course material to follow along with. It's a great opportunity for those learning and wanting a bit of structure to follow along with.

    Note that it's not aimed at total beginners (there are some prerequisites), but it doesn't hurt to try and follow along.

    Class site: http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs193p/cgi-bin/index.php

    Subscribe to the lecture videos: http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.stanford.edu.2024353965

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    From the news release:

    It's a hot ticket: Free Stanford course on developing software for iPhone and iPod touch comes to iTunes U

    Want to know how to write programs for the iPhone and iPod touch? Beginning this week, a Stanford computer science class on that buzzworthy topic will be available online to the general public for free.

    The 10-week course, iPhone Application Programming, is a hot ticket. It begins today and videos of the classes will be posted at Stanford on iTunes U two days after each class meeting (http://itunes.stanford.edu). Copies of the slides shown in class will be available there as well.

    The proliferation of third-party applications for Apple's iPhone has changed the device from a popular cell phone to a miniature computer. The Apple App Store offers more than 25,000 titles, dealing with everything from maps to business tools, games, photography, fishing and restaurant recommendations based on your location.

    "There's a lot of interest in the iPhone," said Brent Izutsu, Stanford's project manager for Stanford on iTunes U. "This course provides an excellent opportunity for us to show the breadth and depth of our curriculum and the innovation of our students."

    There are applications that can turn your iPhone into a musical instrument and one that will measure G-forces on your body as you steer your car through a corner. Snap a photo of the cover of almost any book, CD, DVD or video game and—with the right software—get links to ratings and reviews. According to Apple, the download count from its App Store has passed the 800 million mark.

    Online viewers of the Stanford course will see the same lectures as the on-campus students, but will not receive credit for the course (http://cs193p.stanford.edu). Some of the student-developed apps from the fall-quarter class, such as the Chinese-English dictionary Qingwen, are available at the iTunes store.

    "For Stanford, working with Apple allowed us to focus our energy on identifying and capturing great content while Apple provided us the technology to distribute it globally," Izutsu said.

    The Department of Computer Science is part of the Stanford School of Engineering.
  2. Andrew2

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    Thanks man this is a great find. Im totally gonna try this out
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    its great that they are posting the session online for this quarter but its a shame that they took all the slides/handout off the site. I was using them.. =[
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    Follow the first link. Seems like they're putting the new ones in there.
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    Yeah they removed all the previous files since they're starting a new quarter, so they're re-adding them as the weeks go along.
    If anyone wants the Fall 2008 files, I have them zipped somewhere.
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    I printed out the entire pdf file (over 100 pgs) on the entire course a while back. I think I still have the file if anyone wants it. Stanford is awesome, I can't wait until more colleges do this, hopefully some of the smaller local colleges will try this out.
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    whats the prereq?

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