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Does the iOS track really work?

I took some iOS courses a while back to learn Swift and I really enjoyed it. It was a very difficult for me to do anything meaningful in Xcode however, and read the BNR iOS programming book didn't help me as much as I would like. It is wonderful to see that treehouse had added more courses to it's Swift iOS track though.

My question is, if I work through the iOS track again and I go through the entire course, will I truly have the skills needed to be a junior developer? I know that I need to work on my own projects and I can't wait to do that. But assuming I do all of that, will I be able to build and design apps with relative ease? Anyone who has completed the iOS track or is currently working on it, please share. Thank you!

1 Answer

Nathan Tallack
Nathan Tallack
22,159 Points

You know, I was exactly where you were. And I was floundering. I was thinking "Do I really need to redo it all? Something must be wrong with me!". And then I saw this blog post on the treehouse blog.

Mind = Blown

I have NO IDEA why this content is not right there at the end of every IOS track! It is GOLD!!!

Work through the Must Haves! Try and build yourself at least one little app with each of them. Or what I did for most of them was enhance existing apps from the track courses.

And then dive into the At Least A Fews! Really dedicate yourself into writing an app using each of them that are of interest to you. I did it by just cloning popular apps on the app store to understand how it is they did what they did. Of course I did not publish any of them. This was just so that I could reassure myself that I was understanding it all.

Finally, don't stop coding. The second you stop you start forgetting it all. And it is so hard to get it back again!

Thank you so much! That makes a lot of sense. I have been doing some web development lately and I realize that I probably just wasn't spending as much time coding in iOS before. Ive been doing a lot of coding lately and concepts that I just couldn't grasp a month ago are now starting to stick. But yes, repetition is key I suppose. I will definitely work through the things in the article :)