Started feeling kinda guilty for picking holes/requesting functions and patches so often and decided its time to start wrapping my head around this stuff so I can give something back and poss start on a long term career change…
Had a quick look round the forum via Google and seems like this tutorial is seen as a solid start point?
I have no idea on the rate of dev in PD itself or variations, add-ons (or terminology etc tho and don’t want to learn things that are outdated (unless advised to) or get myself in situations where I’m hitting walls and getting frustrated and not knowing whether it’s user error or down to the tools vs instructions not being compatible with each other… Would make things less stressful to know for sure that any problems I hit are just down to me writing bad code etc…
Hoping someone can point me to a forum post or link that sums up all current tools/software I need to download to begin with (I’m on Windows and ipad). And any good recent tutorials/articles that might help coding beginners that haven’t been linked to in posts in here yet. Also the best forum/community that has a high tolerance for dumb Q’s
Outside of community patches for organelle the kind of path I’m starting to begin to feel like I want to work toward is -
Make some organelle patches
Begin to look at Swift/objective C and ios app making.
Begin to look at making my own PD standalone pedals/learn about the things I often read about like Arduino etc (this will possibly be in partnership with someone already clued up with DIY building/electronics etc). Possibly also an ios app/midi controller hybrid thing.
Learn some of the more complicated languages (if feels neccessary/beneficial to my goals at that point) and begin work on a complex standalone hardware device.
Try and earn some money… Either from my own ideas or in a coding role within a company.
I know that’s a ton of learning but I’m hoping if I graft at it I can make some fast progress over next couple of years learning the foundations and then eventually start on a long project that consolidates/extends on that.
Any advice on this path before I set out would be much appreciated. Thanks!