Thursday, April 19, 2012

South Bay Mobile User Group

Just came back from a meeting of the South Bay Mobile User Group. Developer Chris Scripca gave a presentation on Android development. Plus he added the extra twist of what it is like creating titles as indie developer. It was an excellent presentation. Thanks Chris!

I gave a quick talk on our upcoming jQuery Mobile Project Based Training. In a nutshell, for less than the price of most computer books, we will spend four weeks building four applications in the jQuery Mobile framework. Along the way we will learn about HTML5, Backbone.js, and Underscore.js. I will demonstrate all of the techniques used in building enterprise level solutions using jQuery Mobile. The one session per week format will allow you to work through the provided source code at your own pace and gives me plenty of time to answer questions and look over shoulders.

What will you need once you sign up? A laptop and whichever web development IDE you are comfortable using. The course will not cover back-end development, we will be focused on the front. For the course I will be using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, but almost any front-end web development IDE will work. It only needs to be able to handle HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Microsoft offers for free, Visual Web Developer Express. If you are using a Mac, I recommend using JetBrains' WebStorm, it isn't free but you can download a free 30 day trial version at the link.

Can't attend all of the sessions in person? We will be webcasting each session live. Please join us, Tuesdays beginning May 1st. For more information: