Execute iOS(executeios.com)

over 9 years ago from Manik Rathee, Eng Manager @ Google

  • Joe BarberJoe Barber, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Josh Long always looks like he's stoned.

    On a serious note, I'm a big fan of both of these guys, but I'm not sure I see $100 (or $150 for that matter) worth of value here. I get 3 days worth of what's essentially just a How-To video. I feel like most people would be better served by buying 4 months of Treehouse?

    3 points
    • Sam SoffesSam Soffes, over 9 years ago

      It's not really how-to format. It's filming me explaining things to Josh and building an app.

      Treehouse is great. Nothing bad to say about them. Execute iOS is designed for someone with no programming experience that wants to jump in. If you want to get tutorials on specific things, Treehouse is great.

      We're going from 0 to a real app.

      1 point
      • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

        BUT you're inevitably skipping all the knowledge required to really learn how to build iOS apps on your own. If you have zero programming experience and watch this video, are you claiming that you would come out being even a novice level iOS dev?

        I guess things like this bother me because whether intended or not, they are marketing schemes. "Hey", you say, "I know that everyone else says you need to spend months or years learning this stuff, but we will teach it to you in a few hours! Amazing!" It's disturbingly similar to ads for magic diet pills and workout plans (not even mentioning the price anchoring and 'order now and you also get' schemes in the video). While people will quickly and easily fall for the marketing, they never actually deliver real results. Because real results require real hard work, and there are no shortcuts.

        I guess my point is if you are trying to get stronger, go to the gym and do difficult lifts like benches and deadlifts, day after day, week after week, and you will get stronger. If you are trying to learn iOS development, you need to sit down and really understand the fundamentals of programming and the Cocoa Touch API.

        The video you are making here is not an educational video for people who are interested in learning iOS dev, because you cannot claim you will be able to teach them enough in such a short time. I feel like perhaps the people that would get the most value out of it are entry level/intermediate iOS devs who want to see Sam's style of putting things together.

        5 points
    • Josh Long, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

      I love Treehouse too. I used to work there and am one of the top points earners in the app. This is just my experience learning. It will be very different from how-to(s) in that I'm breaking things down to easily understand them for the book. The videos will be good and different than you're used to. No tutorials out there are an expert teaching a newbie. The different approach may help people like me:) Oh, and I'm not a fan of the herb. I'm just tired from rewiring my brain:)

      2 points