stanfordios9swiftStanford University this week launched its latest iOS development course on iTunes U, which was once again created by Paul Hegarty. For the last several years, Stanford has provided its iOS development courses on iTunes U free of charge to those who wish to learn to create apps for iOS devices.

The 2016 course has been updated with iOS 9 and Swift, with course prerequisites listed as C language and object-oriented programming experience exceeding Programming Abstractions level and completion of Programming Paradigms.

Updated for iOS 9 and Swift. Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.

Stanford's "Developing iOS 9 Apps With Swift" can be subscribed to through iTunes or through the iTunes U app on the iPhone or iPad. Sessions will be released on a regular basis, with the first introductory lecture available now. [Direct Link]

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Kensai Avatar
103 months ago
This is great news indeed. The Stanford iTunes courses are probably few of the best around! If Swift is taken up by major universities, it will speed up its adoption as well.
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elmateo487 Avatar
103 months ago
Paul is one of the best in the business. If you know nothing, it moves fast. But man.... Will you learn.
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Amazing Iceman Avatar
103 months ago
beautiful. If only more people realized the importance of iTunes U...
I'm just bummed out at the fact that there's no iTunes-U app on the AppleTV 4.
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kybldmstr Avatar
102 months ago
I'm going to be doing the same next year at mine. Is it straight forward?
My professor is teaching it well and the book he uses is straightforward. My professor has a big love for Apple. He used to work for Apple and was hired by Steve Jobs himself. Also attends WWDC. Great guy, great class.
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yaxomoxay Avatar
103 months ago
beautiful. If only more people realized the importance of iTunes U...
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firewood Avatar
103 months ago
Note the multiple prerequisites. This course is not for beginners or people who've just learned the bare basics of programming. Know your algorithms and objects very well first.
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