Sad News

I don’t really have the energy to do this more than once, so I’ll just post it here and share the link.

Why RubyMotion

I’ll probably get burned for this one, but it’s all my opinion, based on my experiences and observations. You may have different opinions, because you have a different career with your own experiences. That doesn’t make either of us wrong. We can agree to disagree. But I’m right. 😉

Anyway let’s get to it. Why RubyMotion for your mobile development? Why not a mainstream, officially blessed language like Swift or Objective C for iOS development? Like Java or Kotlin for Android work? Or why not Javascript with Ionic/Cordova/React Native?

Next Steps for Learning Ruby

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.

A Quick Overview of motion-provisioning

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.

Project Templates in RubyMotion

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.

Maybe It's Your Hiring

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…