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General Discussion

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

iPad app to learn code

I'm trying to learn as much code as I can but working as an SEO full time and life in general it's hard to set time away. I want to try and get an iPad app to learn on the bus whileI travel to work. Any suggestions? Started learning Ruby at the moment but happy to cross over to other languages if the app is good.

Thanks

10 Answers

An iPad IDE?

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

Or just something with quizzes to help me learn

Hmmm for an IDE I would go with Textastic and FTP On The Go for your FTP needs... For the quizzes and tuts? Haven't a clue sorry! Because of the lack of a directory interface on iOS products its not really something that would be learner friendly!

EDIT: You could use an app like Evernote to view tuts offline once clipped and cached...

Javier Correa
Javier Correa
4,781 Points

maybe this can help, its not a full experience, but at least you get the BASICs. Did you get what i did there?? LOL

http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-apps/notable-new-ipad-apps-techbasic-basic-programming-on-the-ipad/

I've used Textastic for times when I'm taking a break at work or during lunch. I've found it to be as fully functional as most code editors out there. The keyboard layout is great for coding. For me it's been a great learning tool for when you're mobile.

samiff
samiff
31,206 Points

Maybe pick up some books to read at a place like Safari Books Online? Their mobile app isn't the most polished, but it gets the job done. Not sure why they don't advertise it, but they actually have 5 slots for $10/month.

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm also thinking of joining RailCasts http://railscasts.com/ to learn on the bus as well :)

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Lee - If you want to learn how to code using your iPad (not just for your iPad) check out cargo bot an addictive iPad game that teaches programming concepts

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

Awesome.. downloading now :D

Alex Hedley
Alex Hedley
16,377 Points

Cargo bot is a fun game