Going through the Stanford videos after completing the BNR book. First of all, I understand things so much better and I feel like in some ways have a deeper understanding of some of the things from the book better than what one will get from the Stanford class. For instance, the Stanford professor states that you almost never alloc/init a view controller in code and instead do it from a storyboard. As you know the book uses aloo/init all of the time and it has given me greater appreciation for what is happening.
In some ways, the book feels more academic than the Stanford course. Funny. And I paid probably 1/30 of what they paid.