The lessons are great for those who may be completely new to programming yet enough detail is included to satisfy an experienced coder.
Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
The difficult economy is pushing employees and job seekers to get more resourceful in both the value they bring to their organizations and in acquiring skills that are easy to learn and in hot demand, which is driving them to the mobile app development space. RunRev, makers of the LiveCode cross-platform development environment, has created the LiveCode Academy to teach anyone how to create mobile apps in just seven weeks. The free online course begins Monday, September 12 and runs through October 28. Registration is available now.
With global mobile app sales forecasted to hit $4 billion this year , the thirst for app development skills is obvious – from daily job openings for mobile app developers, to educators looking for new ways to further engage students or teach highly marketable skills, and job seekers looking for more effective ways to enter the workforce. Coursework for LiveCode Academy appeals to a broad range of students and professionals who can learn with like-minded individuals through simple lesson plans and software that focuses specifically on turning an idea into a marketable app from start to finish.
For individuals looking to tap into commercial development opportunities, LiveCode lets developers create high quality, multimedia apps without the need to learn traditional, complex programming languages, such as Java or Objective-C. The first LiveCode Academy took place in the spring, with nearly 400 participants signing up and voicing unanimous support. Academy participant Alan Gandy said, “The lessons are great for those who may be completely new to programming yet enough detail is included to satisfy an experienced coder.” Continued participant Caio Siebel, “This was a great experience. I started without any background whatsoever, other then how to search on Google, and now I have a app ready to deploy.”
About LiveCode Academy
The Academy is an accelerated course in the principles of programming. LiveCode Academy supports both seasoned and new developers in their goals to master the fundamental techniques needed to create stunning mobile apps. In seven weeks, attendees will learn how to build and deploy their own app from beginning to end. LiveCode Academy is free to join and comes with a free trial version of LiveCode. Participants pay only for LiveCode if they complete the course and wish to continue their development work.
The coursework includes a series of straightforward, live, interactive sessions led by experienced RunRev staff. With lesson plans, sample codes, example stacks and a dedicated forum area, LiveCode Academy is structured around the following curriculum:
- Basic Coding
- Manipulating Data and Text
- Mobile Fundamentals
- Building User Interfaces
- Multimedia Concepts
- Using Databases
- Deploying to Devices
“It’s clear from the news every day that mobile is creating tremendous business globally, and the rise in apps is driving a need for mobile app developers,” said Kevin Miller, RunRev CEO. “With a tough job market, corporate downsizing and employers who are pushed to do more with less, we’re all required to be far more flexible and resourceful than ever. LiveCode teaches people how to create apps for commercial sale in the app store, or to enhance productivity by creating utilities that help you get your job done. LiveCode Academy delivers a tremendous pay-off for a small investment.”
LiveCode Development Environment
LiveCode is an alternative development environment that enables easier and faster application development across all major devices and platforms without the need to recode or rewrite apps.
Developers have gone from no development experience to creating stunning apps in weeks or months using LiveCode, and have adopted tremendously beneficial development skills transferable to other programming environments.
About RunRev Ltd.
RunRev enables the fastest path to better app creation through its LiveCode software development environment. LiveCode empowers developers to create apps from one code base that run on every major device and platform—mobile, web, desktop and server. Using a compile-free coding environment, LiveCode produces apps in a fraction of the time of other development environments, and uses an English-like programming language to ensure more time is spent writing code than reading it. LiveCode appeals to both new and professional programmers, IT and enterprise developers, educators and individuals who want a robust yet flexible path to cross-platform apps. For more information, please visit http://www.runrev.com.