Is it that time of the year to start learning something new? Are you stuck in your career and need a way out of that blackhole of a vocation? Perhaps it’s seriously time to reboot yourself and perhaps learning a new software language is where it’s at.
Why not Objective-C?
It’s the primary language that powers much of the iOS and Mac apps out there:
Objective-C is a general-purpose, high-level, object-orientedprogramming language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language. It is the main programming language used by Apple for the OS X and iOSoperating systems and their respective APIs, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
I’ve used it previously for my own Mac and iPhone-related apps, including one that I’m building right now, Pressgram, and it’s a wonderful addition to any developers toolbelt. In fact, you can literally take this one coding language and build an entire career around it – many have.
Well, Code School may have the perfect course for you as it’s been created in such a way that may harken back to your childhood a bit, which may give you all the motivation you need to make it work!
It’s super-simple to get started and requires nothing more than a few minutes of your time and a bit of attention, which can be difficult online, I know.
Knowing Obj-C myself I went through the first few levels quickly and it’s now something that I will be recommending to many people as a starting point to engage their interest. Incredibly well done.
They couldn’t have done it any better, at least for these introductory parts!
Because everyone loves video games, right?
So what does this have to do with WordPress? Nothing much directly except that many of us WordPressers are developers first, WordPress developers second. That is, we have chosen to develop with WordPress (PHP and such) as a primary application/technology/platform of choice but we may have learned other languages along the way in our career.
Perhaps it’s time to engage in another tech or language, for your own personal or professional interests? You can even bring back lessons-learned and best practices into WordPress world. Who knows?