Notes of Interest – May 1, 2013

How To Prototype In Xcode Using Storyboard

The purpose of prototyping in Xcode is to be able to create a super high fidelity flow using the exact same software that builds iOS Apps… Storyboard, a powerful tool in Xcode that allows you to build an App without a single line of code. You will be able to create a functional prototype in a matter of hours.
http://blog.mengto.com/prototype-xcode-storyboard/

Trello Business Class

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Business Class extra features like Google Apps integration, extra administrative controls for boards and members, one-click bulk data export, and a new, view-only observer role.
http://blog.trello.com/introducing-business-class/

How to overcome stage fright

As humans, we’re hardwired to worry about our reputation above almost all things. There are primitive parts of your brain that control your reaction to threats on your reputation, making these reactions extremely difficult to control.
http://blog.bufferapp.com/what-happens-to-our-brains-when-we-have-stage-fright-the-science-of-public-speaking

Touch interfaces are over-rated

Gesture based interactions without touch are the next innovation hot topic
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/looking-ahead-at-touchscreen-technology-where-do-we-go-from-here/

Learn coding by video – CodePlayer

HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, etc.
http://thecodeplayer.com/

Intro to Data Science

Commerce and research is being transformed by data-driven discovery and prediction. Skills required for data analytics at massive levels – scalable data management on and off the cloud, parallel algorithms, statistical modeling, and proficiency with a complex ecosystem of tools and platforms – span a variety of disciplines and are not easy to obtain through conventional curricula. Tour the basic techniques of data science, including both SQL and NoSQL solutions for massive data management (e.g., MapReduce and contemporaries), algorithms for data mining (e.g., clustering and association rule mining), and basic statistical modeling (e.g., linear and non-linear regression).
https://www.coursera.org/course/datasci?from_restricted_preview=1&cid=346&r=https%3A%2F%2Fclass.coursera.org%2Fdatasci-001%2Fauth%2Fauth_redirector%3Ftype%3Dlogin%26subtype%3Dnormal%26visiting%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fclass.coursera.org%252Fdatasci-001%252Fclass%252Findex

Why Node and Scala will dry up and Go will take the slack

Node and Scala are quickly becoming languages of choice for building scalable, asynchronous web services and applications. However, Go, the language designed and in use at Google, presents a compelling alternative with few of the warts of Node and Scala. While Node and Scala are specifically targeting developers as the tools of choice for server side architecture, Go is actually a better tool for the job and will prove to be the ultimate winner.
http://devslovebacon.com/conferences/bacon-2013/talks/why-node-and-scala-will-dry-up-go-will-drink-their-milkshake

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