Ben Jakuben

I'm a dad to a few, husband to one, son to two, brother to one, and friend to many. I spent nine years in software development before finding my dream job with Treehouse. Lately I've been focused on mobile development (primarily Android) as well as how to be a better father/husband/son/friend. Firmly committed to the belief that the world is evolving to a better place. Find me on Twitter @benjakuben.

The Beginner’s Guide to Objective-C: Language and Variables

Perhaps my own experience with the Objective-C programming language will sound familiar to you. I grew up in a world of dots, semicolons, and curly braces that are known around the programming world as the familiar syntax of JavaScript, Java, C#, and …Continue reading

I Have an Idea for a Killer App, but Where Do I Start?

You know the signs: you can’t stop thinking about it as you fall asleep at night. Your mind wanders back to it when you know you should be concentrating on your work that currently pays the bills. You’re even a …Continue reading

Java Basics for Android Development – Part 2

Being a good Android developer means being good with Java, though not necessarily a good Java developer. That might sound weird, but it’s true. The architecture of Java apps is very different from Android apps, but the language is the …Continue reading

Java Basics for Android Development – Part 1

There are a number of ways to create apps for Android devices, but the recommended method for most developers is to write native apps using Java and the Android SDK. Java for Android apps is both similar and quite different …Continue reading