Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My C# book translated into Chinese and Polish

Up to date, I have realized that my C# 2008 Programmer's Reference book was translated into two other languages - Simplified Chinese and Polish. While I certainly do not understand Polish, it is always a great feeling to know that your book is published in different languages!

If you know of other languages that it has been translated into, send me a picture of the book! Thanks!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Android phones recommendation

A number of my course participants asked me which are some of the best Android phones out there in the market. So, here are some of my recommendations:

If you have no budget constraint (who doesn't!!!), then the Samsung Galaxy S is a very good choice. It looks like the iPhone, but what really blows my mind off is the speed of this phone. Try it for yourself and you will know what I mean.

Another good phone to get is the HTC Desire. As the name implies, it is the phone that a lot of developers desire! HTC is well known for making cool phones, and the Desire does not disappoint.

If you are budget constrained (like me), you will find the HTC Wildfire a very good alternative to the two phones mentioned above. I got mine for S$460 at Sim Lim Square, and although it has a lower resolution screen and a slower processor, it is a very good phone to buy for development. I have been playing with it for a couple of days, and it works with Eclipse and hence makes deploying your application from within Eclipse a seamless experience.

Dashcode Course - 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2010

The Dashcode course has been confirmed to run on the 31 Aug to 1 Sep 2010. If you want to develop apps for the iPhone but are not ready to learn Objective-C now, this is a good way to get started! Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you will learn how to write web-based apps for your iPhone. You will learn how to write offline apps, as well as location-based iPhone Web apps.

For quick registration, email me at weimenglee@learn2develop.net, or download the brochure and application form here.

Updated Course Schedules in Sep 2010

Backed by popular demand, I have revised the course schedules for Sep as follows:

Note the addition of the following courses:
* iPhone Web Applications Programming using Dashcode - 31 Aug to 1 Sep 2010
* Absolute Beginner's Guide to C# Programming - 9 Sep 2010
* Absolute Beginner's Guide to Objective-C Programming - 10 Sep 2010

Questions? Send me an email at weimenglee@learn2develop.net.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Course in Sep 2010 - Integrating Advertising into your iPhone Applications

I will be launching a new course in Sep 2010 - Integrating Advertising into your iPhone Applications. This 1-day course will cover the topic of how to generate revenue in your iPhone applications through mobile advertising. You will learn how to integrate advertisements from AdMob and iAd into your iPhone applications. You will also learn how to track your application usage using Flurry Analytics.

Topics covered include:

* What is Mobile Advertising
* Pricing Models - CPM or CPC
* Opportunities and results

* Introduction to AdMob
* Setting up AdMob
* Using the AdMob SDK

* Introduction to the iAd Framework
* Using the AdBannerView
* Integrating iAd with your application
* Interacting with ads in your application
* Using iAd in a Table View Controller
* Ensuring backward compatibility

* Tracking application usage using Flurry Analytics

Note: This is a developer course and participants are expected to have basic knowledge of iPhone programming.

Date: 22 Sep 2010
Course Fee: S$599

Download course application form here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New course in Sep 2010 - Windows Phone 7 Programming!

I am excited to announce that the Windows Phone 7 course in Sep 2010 is now confirmed! If you have always wanted to know what is the big deal with Windows Phone 7, this is the best time for you to get involved in the process of building applications for the new Windows Phone 7! Get your apps ready for the impending release of Windows 7 in October and be the envy of your colleagues!

Topics covered include:
 Setting up Visual Studio 2010
 Getting started with Windows Phone 7 programming
 Understanding Silverlight
 Application Lifecycles
 Page Navigation
 Orientation Awareness
 Launching external applications
 Application Settings
 Data Storage
 Calling Web Services
 Push Notifications
 Deploying and Selling Windows Phone 7 applications

Download the course brochures and application form here.

Course Schedule for Sep and Oct 2010

Here is the course schedule for Sep - Oct 2010.

Courses include:
* Integrating Advertising into your iPhone Applications (NEW)
* iPhone programming
* Android programming
* Windows Phone 7 programming (NEW)

Download course brochures and application form here.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Foundation of iPhone Programming - 10-11 Aug 2010

I am super excited to announce that the course next week is confirmed. Due to limited seats, please enroll soon to avoid disappointment. It is going to be a very fun course!