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The Frontier

By Big Nerd Ranch

An online path to advancing
your skills.

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Big Nerd Ranch

The Frontier is the brainchild of Big Nerd Ranch. Our instructors are professional developers and designers who practice what we teach. We build award-winning products for clients, lead immersive bootcamps, and write best-selling books that guide the mobile industry.

Now we’re coming to you in short, practical screencasts that help you navigate advanced skills and new developments for iOS, Android and more.


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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.”

Thomas Schaertel at TS-Automation

Topics and Instructors

Our engineers are at the heart of everything we do.
We’re excellent teachers with a passion for sharing our knowledge.


Taught by The Android Team at Big Nerd Ranch


Taught by The iOS Team at Big Nerd Ranch


Taught by The Android Team at Big Nerd Ranch

iOS and tvOS

Taught by The iOS Team at Big Nerd Ranch

Free Screencasts