I’ve been wanting to do some mobile development for quite some time (all the way back to the original Newton, which I did some experimentation in before they dropped it). I considered doing Android development some time ago, but about the time that I was getting into it I decided to switch to an iPhone, which I absolutely loved — well, there went that plan. 🙂
So, here it is almost four years later and I decided to try again and decided to start with iOS development this time. Problem is, you have to own a Mac. I haven’t owned a Macintosh since the SE! So, after some pondering, I decided to go all out. I’ve been hearing great things about the MacBook Pro, and given that it has the ability to triple boot with BootCamp I decided that it offered the most flexibility, not to mention, they’re just sexy! So, today I bought a 15″ MacBook Pro, installed Xcode, and started to work my way through the documentation.
I decided I’d chronicle my experiences as a complete MacOS newbie! Maybe some of this will be helpful to others, maybe nobody will read it, maybe somebody will decide to chime in and add some comments showing me the error of my ways, it’s all good!
Having used Windows extensively at work and Linux extensively for both work and personal reasons, I’m finding it to be very different than what I’m used to! (ESPECIALLY keyboard shortcuts!)