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Monday, January 16, 2017

Coding is hard! Learn Swift on your iPad and have some fun doing it

Magenic is following Microsoft's lead and embracing non-Microsoft technologies, so our Christmas gift from the company this year was a 9.7-inch iPad Pro!  Lovely machine, the first iPad that we have owned in our home.  I picked up the Pencil and a Logitech keyboard case so I could use it for editing documents and such on airplanes when I travel for work.  I also picked up Duet-Display to let me use it as an external monitor, but I am having some slight display driver issues with my primary work machine which I attribute to being on the fast ring for Insider Previews.  I am also planning on picking up Continuous to allow me to do some work in C# while on the go.  I haven't played with it yet, but it looks awesome.

Last night we had some friends over for a Science Lesson on microwaves and dinner and one asked me what programming language I would recommend he learn.  I asked what he was wanting to pursue, and what computers he used on a regular basis.  I suggested Objective C because his main computer interaction is on an iPad and that is really what he would like to continue with and write for.  However, I believe was wrong, for the first time this year.  I have since recanted and suggested Swift as the language and Swift Playgrounds as the vehicle.  I am starting to play with it some myself, and look forward to learning more about it.

Ok, another fluff post.  More meat to follow, I promise!  Also, are the links too annoying?  I will try and keep them down in the future.