That is, I bought a little Mac notebook computer – just to get a grip on developing iOS applications.
Apple raises the bar really high for this sort of thing: You need to actually have an Apple Macintosh computer just to write Mac apps. My guess it that is a core portion of their business model: They will sell at least as many Mac computers as there are developers that want to target iOS.
OK. So I am a sucker too. With me luck. One of the first links I’ve saved in Evernote is this one. That’s because threading / concurrency / async is still the most challenging stuff for me. As long as I’m not using Erlang, that is.
Golly gee. I sure wish I could be using Go in my day job. Yikes. Yet another convert.
I can use it – but it will have to be work-related side projects only.
Last year, I attended a nice free one-day seminar on developing applications for Windows 8.
Bottom lime: Microsoft really, really wants developers to develop Win8 Apps.
One concern I had was that corporations or other enterprises had an extremely difficult time writing these apps – and then NOT publishing them on the public-facing Windows App store.
This seems to be a great workaround. I do not know why Microsoft failed to cater to their existing corporate customer base at the launch of Windows 8.