I really liked the Patterson classes. I liked his style. Loved how he showed some code, you typed along, got it working in stages.
The week 4 assignment is “5.3 hours” of video! It took me 12 hours to type this code in. Not to mention it was blurry and the guy copy pasted a lot of code in. There was an incredibly complex UI layout and code errors persisted for large portions of time.
I absolutely hated it. I’m going to end up failing and having to retake it. Its not a major problem but with my schedule I just can schedule 20 hours a week to a single online class.
With that said, I don’t mind if we have to type all the code in. It has some merits, but a video which was in visible resolution that showed a scroll of each and every file from top to bottom along with the 50 different possible settings for each of layouts in the layout tool would have helped considerably.
If you followed along with the video and you get the error as the instructor did with the collection cell not being at the top of the page, then it litterally broke me. In the video, the instructor says, well this is a bug. I’m going to have to delete it and then redo it. The video shows him deletting the sectioin and then stops, and resumes after he has readded it.
I knew better to do that. I kept the UI layout problem in the code, until I could get the thing working as given. Afterwards I checked it in to my git repot and then deleted it and tried to put it back. I kid you not, I could never get it working again. I woujld try to drag controls from code to layout as the instructor originally did it. I tried to add usable cell ids, overriding custom class specifiers, etc. I never could get that categorylayout label on the header collection to reconnect to the ui layout.
On the layout IBOutlet for the collectikon view as a whole, I would click it and it would go from the source code in the Edit View controller over to the layout for the neighbors view controller or the me view controller, but never the actuall view controller in the edit view controller.
Anyway it was a total miserable experience and a failure but not a failure from lack of effort.