So I was talking in irc tonight with someone working his way through some 1.1 tutorials and it took me a bit aback. Many of the language features he described have long since changed or been abandoned, causing him much confusion in the modern toolsets.
What kind of advice can you give someone like that other than “embrace the fact that your language no longer exists and you are learning a dead language”? There are so many fundamental best practices that have shifted, what can a 1.x tutorial give to potential devs living in a 2.x world?
What advice would you give him? Mine is “stick with Apple’s book to learn the basics and keep reading release notes”. What’s yours?