So I had a discussion about this topic last week with the Adult Programs Manager from Canada Learning Code. I love Canada Learning Code, and have volunteered as a mentor and instructor with the organization since the Calgary chapter opened its doors, for the Ladies/Kids/Teachers Learning Code initiatives and briefly as a chapter lead myself, down in Lethbridge where I currently reside.
So what is motion-provisioning, anyway? It is a RubyMotion gem that helps you, the developer, take your in-progress app(s) and get them running on your own device(s). This is one of THE major challenges faced by beginning iOS developers, and the motion-provisioning gem makes it as simple as 1,2,3.
When you use the
motion create command of RubyMotion, the default behavior is to create a project that builds an iOS application. But that is only one of many project templates which are available for you to use.
As with most programming languages, the best way to start is with a quick “Hello World” example, to make certain you have all the basics in place. Let’s see how that’s done in RubyMotion.
Ok, I promised I’d get back to the odd dichotomy of technology companies that only hire people with higher education degrees and the ones that never hire those people…
I’m trying to work my head around some of the issues we have with the gaping hole we are looking at, in trained software development professionals.
While I was reconstructing the speaking section of my web site (post-move to Jekyll), I discovered I have a whole page of presentations at Confreaks. Wild. That’s not all of my conference talks by any means, but it’s a lot of them.