Combining .Net and iPhone Development (Part 1 – Setting the Scene)


This is the first in a series of short blogs (you’ll get the idea soon that I really don’t like big blogposts – except for tutorials of course) that I am writing on the merits of combining the two development technologies: .Net and iPhone. I am going to focus on why a .NET developer would seriously consider adding the iPhone SDK to his/her skillset.

So to get the fundamentals out of the way lets just outline what each means:

1. .Net Development

Developing applications on windows based PC’s for either generally Microsoft Operating Systems (including microsoft handheld/tablet devices) and/or for the web. The primary tool is Visual Studio using the C# or VB.Net language.

2. iPhone Development

Developing applications on Macintosh computers for the iPhone (and iPad) using XCode (with Objective C) and Interface Builder.

I’ll also set the scene here so that you understand my perspective – I have been writing .NET applications  for a living for many years, and have been playing around with the iPhone development environment in some of my spare time at home over the last year or so but haven’t made major advances – YET!!!!.

The reality with these posts is that they are from the perspective of a .Net developer trying to build both my .Net and iPhone skills at the same time, so take that into account when you read future posts.

Next : Adding another string to the bow

Dom

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One thought on “Combining .Net and iPhone Development (Part 1 – Setting the Scene)

  1. I like short blog posts. I’ll be waiting for the iPhone bits really. I can’t imagine taking on iDevices or iDevelopment but I would like to learn just to see how is it going on the other side of the fence.

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