Programming/Coding. Where to start!?

I am a newbie and I would like to start programming and both android and iPhone platforms I have very basic very basic programming experience which I had 10 years ago. I would like to know about the most beneficial and best Languages and in which order to start learning first.
Emad AlsindiAsked:
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Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Though the iOS platform has always been more profitable for developers overall, the iOS app approval process is much more strenuous than Android’s and does not necessarily provide access to a larger audience or more flexibility in design.

If you want to start fresh, i would suggest you to read Headfirst Books for IOS and Mobile Application development. They are simple and easy to learn. If you want to try for video go for Lynda tutorials.

you can create iOS applications that run on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with Objective-C
You can create android apps using Java, corona and few others.

You also can try exploring cross platform tool which works based on Java. These tool can run on both android and IOS. Just google it you wil find plenty.

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Emad AlsindiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reply.

I believe I will start off with learning Java and then try objective C.

If you have any pointers or guidelines. I would truly be grateful

Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Here is the starting place, as you are aware of the programming the best book would be to kick start is as follows. First the headfirst series books, then go for Lynda training and any other video training materials. That will make you better on both platform. There are also

Andriod Development sample chapter from Headfirst

IOS Development sample chapter from Headfirst

Also for java :

These are the basic tutorials. For objective C there are many but the best is Lynda -

Also there are cross platform mobile apps development :

Search in google for mobile apps development with these tools :

Wish you all the success.
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Emad AlsindiAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much. I believe I can kick start the learning now with confidence! :)

Just a small question. Why objective C and not Swift?

Thanks a lot
Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Just as a saying, Learn One piece (bite) at a time. Objective C are very easy to begin with, it is the frameworks and connections, runtime and such that is hard to do. Doing any programming on iOS or OS X is not difficult, but it is very advanced. It requires a great deal of background knowledge. You have to know how to code, object oriented principles, pointers, heaps, stacks and a few other advanced things, just to get going. This is very doable, not easy. It takes hard work.

As you mentioned the learning for basics i didn't recommend swift which is is enhanced new version of Objective C but after you are handson then you should start learning Swift. In an nutshell Swift frameworks are unchanged, developers who use Cocoa Touch libraries for interactions and that's still a solid way to deal with it Obj-C. Swift just gave a new way for it. I recommend both.  Every existing iOS and OS X application is written in Objective-C. Knowing iOS is important though. Its APIs, terminology, Xcode, etc. are all vital aspects which are required regardless of which language you choose.

Remember fundamental should be always strong to build anything.
Emad AlsindiAuthor Commented:
I see.
So better learn the solid foundation.

Thanks again!
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