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Greane Tree Technology Lunch & Learn: Cross Platform Mobile Application Development Tools

August 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Greane Tree Technology CTO Joseph Payette gave our latest “Lunch & Learn” presentation. With the number of tools and frameworks for cross platform mobile application development increasing every year, it can be a challenge to determine the best fit technology for a mobile project. All of these tools and frameworks have their advantages and disadvantages, as they leverage different mechanisms for abstracting differences across mobile devices in an effort to provide a single platform for rapid application development.  To bring order to the various options at hand, Joe reviewed mobile application architectures (native, hybrid, and HTML5), and explored and compared a few hybrid tools and frameworks, namely PhoneGap (www.phonegap.com), Appcelerator (www.appcelerator.com), and MoSync (www.mosync.com). Joe’s mobile application development presentation  includes sample code for these three tools and frameworks.

The Lunch and Learn series is a regular event where we discuss topics of interest to our projects and clients. Last month Chad Calhoun explored Git Interactive Techniques.

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Greane Tree Technology Lunch & Learn: Git Interactive Techniques

Git-Logo-2ColorThe latest installment of Greane Tree’s Lunch & Learn series took place last Friday. Chad Calhoun shared some features of the Git version control system that he has recently discovered. Chad reviewed interactive adding, interactive rebase, and workflows for cleaning up commits. Interactive adding is a simple way to stage commits with “hunks”, small chunks of code, rather than with the entire file. Interactive rebase is a great feature that allows you to reorder, reword edit, delete, or combine commits.

Chad picked up several Git techniques through the Git Real courses on Code Sch
ool. Code school has done an amazing job with their courses and we suggest checking them out if you haven’t already!

The Lunch and Learn series is a regular event where we discuss topics of interest to our projects and clients. Matt Gerrior kicked off the program with his talk on Growing Object Oriented Software Guided by Tests. Joe Payette continued with a presentation on Ansible for server orchestration. Chad’s Git presentation slides can be viewed online at Speaker Deck.