If you want to get good at something, you have to put in the time and invest in yourself.
LIFE. IS. PAIN. by Daniel Pasco really struck a chord with me. I spent nearly every night for a few months in late 2007 teaching myself iPhone Development before there were books or even documentation back when the iPhone first came out. Heck, I’m still learning! I didn’t get a lot of sleep or see my friends for a long time, but I enjoyed working on something I was passionate about.
Over the past few years I’ve had many friends ask about getting jobs in the iPhone development, most of them with no experience to speak of. So thanks to Daniel I will now know where I’ll be pointing them when they complain about taking the time to learn Objective C, or why they should spend $25 on a book to get started.