Hello everybody out there interested in iOS development. I am 19 years old, I live in Portugal and I am a first year Computer Science student who just wants to dive in the world of app development — more specifically iOS.
When you start learning computer science, you start counting from zero. So, here we go! This is “The Jorney #0 — Learning iOS development” and in this series I am going to share with you my progress, my struggles, my victories and above all my journey studying and learning iOS development.
Motivation — Why iOS development
Everyday, new apps arrive to the App Store. And in their own way this apps have an impact on its users lives. Weather this apps make you laugh with your family or boost your productivity, they make you live your life in a different way. And the developers that work on them have the chance to really have an impact on other people’s lifes.
Improving others lives with technology should be the porpuse of developing new tools for everybody to use. And apps are one of the best ways to give people this tools.
Also, apps development is something that I have been interested for a very long time. If you stop to think about it, in app development you have the change to be creative in two completly different ways. You get the change to design the user interface and write the code that makes it come to live. And if in the end it all works as expected you can publish your app and have people from all over the world to use it.
Do what you love, and put your whole heart into it, and then just have fun. — Tim Cook
Its all about the journey…
Starting something from zero is hard and thoughts like: “OMG… What am I doing?”, “ How can I ever learn all this?”, “I am never going to be as good as…” — come up all the time.
But the thing is. Everybody started from zero. Some had more help than others. Some are more lucky! Sure… That’s how life is. Life is not a race neither a board game where we all start from square 1–0 sorry… :D. But we are responsible for creating our own lucky moments and improving our current situation.
By working hard, I believe everydody can be succesfull in anything they do. And this is where proactive serendipity comes in. Proactive serendipity is putting yourself in a position where you can also be lucky and achieve your dreams and goals. But for that to happen you have to be willing to work hard and do the best you can with the tools you have. In the end, one must remember that…
The Journey is the reward.— Steve Jobs