That’s where I was only a few months ago – starting from scratch. Now that I’ve been through the “crucible” so to speak, I have some wisdom to share about my experience, and a few tips to pass on. Here is my guide to getting up to speed quickly.
There’s also a new IBM self-paced course offering:
Another technology you will run across in the world of mobile app development is the use of UI frameworks. These are collections of tools, libraries, and controls that can simplify the development process, provide a rich web experience, and a consistent user interface. Among the more popular UI frameworks (this is not an exhaustive list) are:
IBM course offerings include:
ZU371 Developing Mobile Web Applications with Dojo – available now as a self-paced virtual course.
ZU372 Developing Mobile Web Applications with jQuery – coming soon!
These tools, conveniently, also happen to integrate well with IBM Worklight.
IBM Worklight is a complete mobile application development platform that you can use to create all kinds of native, web-based, or hybrid mobile applications. Here’s a white paper that explains in detail what the difference is and why you should care. Each approach has it’s benefits and limitations. An hybrid application combines both native and web code, and therefore can take advantage of each of those approaches. IBM Worklight makes it easy to develop hybrid applications – and believe me when I say, if I think it’s easy, it’s super-easy. If you have the aforementioned basics covered, you can get up to speed on Worklight very quickly. There’s also a new course offering (see below). You can download the IBM Worklight V5 Developer Edition from here for free.
Meet new course – WU503 Mobile Application Development with IBM Worklight V5 – Early Education. This is a 5-day instructor-led deep dive into using Worklight to develop, deploy, and manage mobile applications. Look for open enrollment classes to be scheduled in the near future, or request onsite training at your facility.