Not so scary anymore…

I have been chugging through the Appcelerator Titanium Cookbook still and have to say that it is getting a little less scary. So far I have worked through 5 app tutorials. They include an RSS feed recipe finder, a photo/audio/video gallery, a mapping app and finally one that allows you to send photos directly to email, Facebook and Twitter.

Tutorial Apps

Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes in the book’s code, so it is a bit slow going. However, I think trying to work through the issues has really helped me to understand the coding better. I still need to go through the code on these apps at some point and correct some functionality issues. That said, building what I’ve been able to so far has really given me a good understanding about the possibilities in development and the general function behind them. Once I start the actual build of my own project, I don’t think it will be too difficult to go back and apply everything I have learned.

I have several more chapters to work on, including one for animations which I am really looking forward to. I also plan to watch some of the tutorial videos at:

http://vimeopro.com/appcelerator/building-native-mobile-applications
AND
https://vimeo.com/appcelerator

Things otherwise have been going fairly smoothly. After much deliberation I decided to focus on my current work and only take one class in the fall. I have a lot of classes to finish but I figure I will be fine as long as I keep going, one class at a time. This fall it will be ACC 711: Managerial Accounting.

Joy.

Hope to have some time to work on some illustration this week… maybe even some for my app project. Can’t wait to get to the fun stuff!

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