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TPDP Episode #4: What is All This Mobile First, Offline First, and API First Jargon?

There are a lot of “first” approaches circulating in the development and design space at the moment, but what does all this jargon mean? In this episode of the Polyglot Developer Podcast, guest speaker William Hoang and I are going to explore some of the common practices such as mobile first, offline first, and API first. I’ve broken Episode #4: What is All This Mobile First, Offline, First, and API First Jargon? into the following parts:

  • What is the Mobile First Approach?
  • What is the API First Approach?
  • What is the Offline First Approach?

At the end of the podcast William and I bring everything together and explain how all of them are necessary in modern application development.

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TPDP Episode #3: Developer Tools that can Make You More Productive Towards Your Next Release

In this episode of The Polyglot Developer Podcast I sit down with two of my good friends, Raymond Camden and Simon Reimler, and discuss developer tools and strategies for being successful. Episode #3: Developer Tools that can Make You More Productive Towards Your Next Release covers a lot of ground and is broken up into three main sections:

  1. What tools are used for planning, prior to development and design
  2. What tools are used for developing and designing an application all the way to release
  3. What tools are used for maintaining and driving the success of a released application

This podcast episode is not specific to any programming language or release platform. In other words, whether your a web developer, mobile app developer, or game designer, you will be able to find this information valuable.

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TPDP Episode #2: Picking the Right Mobile Development Technology for Your Needs

In this episode of The Polyglot Developer Podcast I discuss the differences between native and hybrid mobile application development and my experience in both. Episode #2: Picking the Right Mobile Development Technology for Your Needs covers quite a bit and is broken into the following four sections:

  1. My background as a mobile application developer
  2. What is native mobile application development
  3. What is hybrid mobile application development
  4. How do you choose between the two types of mobile application development

This podcast episode is heavily based on my opinion, but I try to keep it honest based on my experience as a developer.

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TPDP Episode #1: The Requirements for Developing Mobile Applications

This is officially the first episode in The Polyglot Developer Podcast! I’ve spent a long time thinking about creating a podcast, but now I can officially say that I’ve followed through with it. Episode #1: The Requirements for Developing Mobile Applications is an episode that I’ve broken into several parts because I feel there are different kinds of requirements.

  1. What do you need in a mobile application?
  2. What do you need to build a mobile application?
  3. What do you need to do to drive success in a mobile application?

Those three topics should be considered by everyone looking to develop their first mobile application.

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Top 5 Hybrid App Bloggers To Follow 2015

There are a lot of blogs out there on the internet and many on the topic of hybrid mobile app development. By hybrid mobile app development I am talking about technologies like Apache Cordova, Phonegap, Ionic Framework, and React Native. Basically all the technologies for building applications using web technologies. However, when it comes to blogs, not all are created equal.

This article is more of a personal opinion than anything, but I’m going to list off five blogs / bloggers that I feel deserve a shout out based on the quality of their material.

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Hooks With Apache Cordova Mobile Applications

If you develop Apache Cordova applications long enough, you’re eventually going to notice little things that you feel you can improve in the development / deployment lifecycle. Making use of hooks in your Apache Cordova project can yield many great things for your project.

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So You Made An App, Now What?

So you’ve just made an awesome app and you have no idea how to get the word out. This is a problem most app developers have, so you’re not alone.

I’ve released many mobile apps to the app store, most of them Android, but still a diverse collection. It has been tough work, but I’ve established myself by getting many downloads, maintaining a high average rating, and getting a few hundred dollars monthly in app revenue.

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