(PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Careers in software development on mobile devices is and is expected to be one of the most highly demanded and highly paying occupations in the years to come, but getting started is a really giant hurdle to overcome for a complete beginner.
The problems are that the software development tools are nearly impossible to learn (or even install) through self-teaching, and most computer training classes intimidate students with information overload. Software development is certainly an enormously vast field, with its nasty seven-syllable words and countless confusing acronyms. Developers don’t often make good teachers because they have a tough time “unlearning” what they know in order to relate to a rookie’s limited understanding.
When a carpenter teaches a pupil the trade, it’s not necessary to teach about the breeds and qualities of every type of wood in the world, or the purpose and techniques of using every tool. Pupils don’t need to memorize all of the technical jargon and mumbo-jumbo specific to the industry. Instead, a master carpenter simply begins by showing the apprentice how to build a table. All of the details and background knowledge come in time from the experience of doing. Creating mobile apps is a craft just like any other.
Mike Newman, CEO of On The GoWARE, commented that “learning mobile development is a lot like learning to ride a bike. The total beginner requires lots and lots of hand-holding, not to mention encouragement when they fall and get frustrated. By the time they finish our FastTrack training course they are still wobbly but they’re riding on their own and then can get better and better. We’re getting folks going in less than a month and for less than $1,000.”
Naturally the technology industry is changing all the time, and a developer can always keep improving their skills, which is why On The GoWARE offers many continuing education paths for their students, including their mobile software development certification – the coveted MDICD (Mobile Development Institute Certified Developer) credential.
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