Do you think learning basic code knowledge from Swif PlayGround on iPad is a good idea for entry level user?

Do you think learning basic code knowledge from Swif PlayGround on iPad is a good idea for entry level user?

If your purpose is to become a developer, then it's not good idea to start with Swif PlayGround on iPad. For beginning level, it'll better to have a mac or pc(install hackintosh) then start learning with Xcode.

As a teacher, I'd say: definitely yes.

Even though the playground books are aimed at kids, they are the safest way to get introduced to programming. If you start with a "real" course right away, and don't have the supervision of a teacher, you run the risk of being turned off by installation issues, Xcode issues, ...

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IMO, yes, it's a good entry point. I know an adult, who started with iPad and Swift Playground to grab some taste and basic ideas of programming. It had helped him a lot. Just as an idea for you, as the next step, he moved to the Harvard's CS50 course by David Malan, available online for free.

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