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The Frontier

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This Week's Screencasts

Week of Sep 17, 2018

The Frontier is updated weekly, with new screencasts explaining trending topics in the development world.

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Watch expert developers solve real-world problems beyond the basics.

No fluff, just challenges and solutions from debugging memory issues, to using advanced features of Xcode and Android Studio, to designing with the Apple HIG and Material Design, to scaling and fixing existing applications in production, to building tvOS apps, and much more.

Professional developers and designers know their tools. The best developers hone their craft every day with consistent, quality learning.

With all the content out there, your time is limited. Don't settle for unknown, low-quality tutorials.

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"...perfect little “nuggets of knowledge” that can help a developer on the path to doing some more advance programming/development for their apps..."

Landon, Web Developer at TCI

“...focused, bite sized tutorials which run the gamut from design to coding to memory management to debugging. Having the sample code available to download and work along with helps hammer home the concepts being taught. I don't always have time to spend a week in class, but I always have time for a 3 or 5 or 10 minute screencast to help me solve a problem, learn a new technique, or remind me of something I learned in class but didn't fully absorb at the time.”

Michelle Randolf at Coderanchers

“Short, concise information on a topic which will help to get the job done.”

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