November 1, 2016 in Learn
Getting Comfortable with Abstractions
Think of your favorite food. Maybe it’s pizza, chicken tikka masala, or maybe tiramisu. Whatever it is, imagine the texture, the flavors, and the satisfaction you feel after eating it. You probably have all sorts of words to describe your…
October 21, 2016 in Learn
Creating High-Resolution Assets for VR: Part 1
Hi there! I’m the Technical Lead Animator at Treehouse and I’ve been experimenting with VR and real-time game design. Throughout my career, I’ve done a lot of 3D work in different digital mediums. One important thing I’ve learned is that…
October 13, 2016 in Learn
Treehouse Remote Culture: the Benefits & Why We Make It Work
So this is my thumb, working from home 🙂 I decided to work from my house so I could hang out with my wife while I cranked through my todos. It was a wonderfully productive day because I had zero…
September 7, 2016 in Learn
Understanding The New Swift 3 API Design Guidelines
In a previous post, we talked about some of the changes that came with the release of Swift 3. The changes with potentially the largest impact on most developers are the new Swift 3 API Design Guidelines. Seemingly simple at first,…
July 27, 2016 in Learn
Should You Learn Swift or Objective-C? The Short Answer is Both.
In 2014, Apple released a brand new programming language, Swift, that took the community quite by surprise. In the two years since, the Swift core team has iterated rapidly, releasing several major and minor versions of the language much to…
July 20, 2016 in Community
Empowered by Code: an Interview with Lee Crockford
As an advocate for social change, mental health, the arts and education, freelancer and non-profit organizer Lee Crockford had experience with multitasking taking on new challenges. He also had ideas he wanted to take online but didn’t have the financial…
June 29, 2016 in Career Advice
8 Characteristics of a Good Developer
Learning to code is the first step towards becoming a developer, but what are some of the characteristics associated with being a good developer? We asked Vice President of Engineering at Treehouse, Tommy Morgan to share his thoughts and compiled…
June 24, 2016 in Learn
What Types of Developers Are There?
If you’re interested in making a career change and joining the tech industry, adding programming to your skill set or are just curious about the job opportunities for web developers, here’s a high-level overview to get you started. This isn’t…
June 15, 2016 in Community
David Designed, Built and Released a Retro Swift Game App
Designer David Larusso had always wanted to release his own app in the App Store, so when he found Treehouse taught the iOS programming language, Swift, it was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot in his free time….
June 6, 2016 in Business Resources
What Can Your Business Do with More In-House Technical Skills?
What can your business do with more in-house technical skill? WAIT! Before you answer, take a few minutes to really think about it… Which processes currently requiring your team’s time can be automated? How much money can you save…
May 27, 2016 in Career Advice
Don’t Let These Tech Industry Myths Hold You Back
Have you considered a career in tech, but read or heard something that’s held you back? Maybe you don’t think you fit the stereotype for a developer. Or you don’t have the education or experience to land a tech job….
April 26, 2016 in Learn
Six Great Books for Coders that Aren’t About Coding
In an industry that moves as quickly as programming, you could easily spend every waking second of your life plowing through books and blogs that are relevant to your work, especially in the first few years of learning to code….