You’ve been a .NET developer for the last 10 years. You love Visual Studio. You can spit out C# like a boy scout can tie a knot. But now your boss wants you to build an iPad app for the company. Or maybe you got a good deal on a Mac on eBay and you’ll finally write that cool iPhone app that will top the other 600K in the iOS App Store. So where do you get started? What development environment do you use? How do you write apps in Objective C? What other tools & libraries can you use? This session is your survival guide to the world of iOS development as seen from the eyes of a .NET developer. We’ll start from the basics and build our first iOS app, using analogies and comparisons from the familiar world of Visual Studio as our guide. We’ll also discuss how to test & deploy our app, and hack our way through the Apple forest, learning to blend in and talk like a true native. If you’ve ever considered dipping your toes in the iWaters, this session is your chance to take your first dive.
Prerequisites: Basics of .NET Development, Visual Studio 2010/2012, Intermediate C#
1. Learn the basics of iOS development, Objective-C and Xcode.
2. Learn the differences between .NET and iOS from a development point of view.
3. Learn how to design & build simple applications for iPhone and iPad.
Speaker: Nick Landry
Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a Senior Product Manager for Infragistics, the world leader in user interface development tools that empower developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualization in line of business applications across all .NET platforms, the Web and mobile devices (www.infragistics.com).
Nick is at the helm of Infragistics’ mobile, data visualization and geospatial developer tools across multiple technologies and platforms. He previously spent a total of 16 years of his career in IT consulting and services organizations across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software solutions for some of the world's top brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide like TechEd, DevConnections, VSLive, and others, and is a 9-year Microsoft MVP awarded on Windows Phone Development. With over 20 years of professional experience, Nick is a developer and software architect by trade and specializes in Enterprise Mobility, Location Intelligence & Geospatial development, Data Visualization, Touch Computing, Cloud Computing and Mobile Game Development. He wrote multiple technical magazine articles, published white papers, wrote several mobility courses, has been a technical editor for IT books, and holds several professional certifications.
Blog: www.ActiveNick.net – LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/activenick