I’m gearing up for more iOS app development in the near future, and in the pursuit of clean code I decided to start sketchnoting a recent video series from Lynda.com – iOS SDK Essential Training (2012). The sketchnotes above are from the Objective-C Refresher section of the course, which provided a helpful recap of the big ideas of the Objective-C programming language as well as recent updates (such as ARC – automatic reference counting) which were not around the last time I was programming on a regular basis.
The notes were created using the iPad app Adobe Ideas, which I am a big fan of. I’m also a big fan of Lynda.com, which is a continually-updated and ever-expanding series of online video courses geared toward developing technical skills, with topics as basic as how to use a word processor all the way up to complex computer programming. They’ve also got a great set of documentaries that highlight the life and work of a variety of artists – I have turned often to those documentaries when in need of inspiration, and I rarely walk away disappointed. Over the past two years I’ve used the membership (which is reasonably priced at $25 per month) to learn about topics related to computer programming, online teaching, and website development. I recommend checking it out to see if they offer courses that fit your needs.