I am taking a short course in programming games in C#, about 70hrs class time. I have no previous knowledge of programming.
In class we will be using XNA, but I have a Macbook at home to work with. I know I cannot use XNA on the Mac, but will I be able to copy code from XNA and paste into another Mac friendly program ?
Or am I better of borrowing an old windows laptop to work on homework ?
-also, if I intend to make simple 2D games for smartphone (on my macbook) should I be using Xamarin or Unity ?