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Lost in Web design & iOS

Hello, I recently started using Treehouse. I was wondering where I should start, because I've started learning some stuff using the Web design & iOS tracks but it's just going too fast for me. I've completed some courses, some things I understand, some things I don't. I'm wondering if there's some stuff I missed. My objective is to learn programming because I think it might be useful in the future. Or maybe I'm the one who should slow down lol, I dunno. Thanks in advance.

3 Answers

I have a really limited knowledge of Java, because I went to School to study computer science but I dropped out. I'm a complete beginner.

Matthew Mascioni
Matthew Mascioni
20,444 Points

First rule of Treehouse: never, ever slow down ;)

Okay. Now that we're done with that: before you go into any of the specifics of programming languages, you should really gain a solid sense of programming itself. Treehouse has excellent stuff on this, all of which I'd recommend going through:

  • Introduction to Programming: many of the concepts learned here are shared among specific programming languages. Having a solid foundation in these allow you to tackle the higher-level stuff in some of the projects.

  • Console Foundations: knowing how to navigate around the console is essential. It'll help make your life easier.

After you're done with those two, dive right into the iOS Development Learning Track if iOS was your goal. Otherwise, switch it up to another one! Ultimately, once you have the basics down, you want to stick to a certain stream and power away at it until you're a master. After you've completed a couple sections, take a small break to apply your knowledge. Build a really simple iOS app and play with it. Try to break stuff; it's super fun, and it's always helped me in the past.

As always, the Treehouse community is super friendly. Welcome to it! We're always happy to help you with whatever problems you might encounter.

Thanks Matthew, I'm gonna start with these 2, as I said I'm new to Treehouse so I was wondering if I was the one not being able to keep up or there was some stuff that I missed. Introduction to Programming it is then, lol. Thanks Again!