My Mobile App Dev Journey: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of my journey to become a mobile application developer…

I am nearing the end of my Bachelor’s degree over at Baker College, concentrating in mobile application development. Even though I am a firm believer that school doesn’t necessarily teach you everything there is to know about the real world; It has allowed me to touch base on the main three platforms — Android, Windows, and Apple/Mac (whatever you prefer).

Within that timeframe, I really did enjoy Windows because of Xamarin.Forms, and the fact that it is in C# (my preferred language). But as time progressed, I have really enjoyed the simplicity and power of Swift and Xcode. With that being said, I decided I would go forth and do more than what my college curriculum required and really dig into Swift.

I already went through Matthew Knott’s Beginning Xcode for my iOS classes. Afterwards, I decided to dig into The iOS Apprentice over at Ray Wenderlich’s website (which is an awesome website full of tutorials, so go check it out). Now, I am working on the Complete iOS 9 Developer course over at Udemy by Rob Percival. Running through these sources, it has really helped me get a better grasp on how things work on a more professional level per se.

Now that I am more familiar with Swift, I feel pretty comfortable browsing through other developer’s code. Even though my GitHub isn’t as elaborate or nice as others, I’m not ashamed of it, nor should I be. I am pretty proud of even allowing myself to show my elementary code. I am definitely looking forward to what is in stored, and excited about the outcomes of it all. Wish me the best, and hope that this journey never ends.