Why non-native mobile frameworks suck

Posted by banane on September 18th, 2012 — in android dev, iphone dev, ruby on rails, technology

Hm. Opinionated a little? A couple of times, folks ask me: do you know X? And I say, why, no I don’t. I do know the language that X avoids. X is: Objective-C, Java, etc. the list goes on. Tonight at a study group, a friend who had just learned Objective-C agreed with me (I [...]

My Latest Development Mantras

Posted by banane on July 1st, 2012 — in android dev, facebook, iphone dev, ruby on rails, technology

Maybe, perhaps because I’m an English major, I tend to notice patterns in my speech. So, I noticed recently that I keep saying the same phrases in discussions regarding mobile app development: – secret sauce – no login – no back button – mentoring – phase 2 – did the customer want that – don’t [...]

Sample Koala-Facebook Ruby on Rails App

Posted by banane on January 22nd, 2012 — in facebook, ruby on rails

Back on my old post: “Ruby on Rails and Facebook API (Koala): Basic Example” there was a request for either sample code, or more detail. I’ve setup an app in Github: “Sample Koala Rails Test.”. You can get that code by putting the following on your server: git clone git://github.com/banane/sample-koala-rails-app.git Or, just read it online [...]