An Analyst Lead at Forum Research recognized the importance of data-driven products, and took BrainStation's Data Science course to improve his understanding of data insights. Read on to find out how Alex is using his new data skills to create better products.
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After one more week with using playgrounds, we are now officially moving onto creating projects. Today we started working on creating an application that takes in user information and constructs a user account with that information. This then directs you to a view that takes the information and displays it. This seems so simple (it is really), but as a person being new to Swift it’s nice to see some action.
The end result is still in progress, but I’m really enjoying how visually friendly Xcode project is. It is nice to see how everything is connected and in order to make a connection it’s as simple as a dragging and dropping anything! Beautiful development environment…
There is a holiday next week, so I will continue to work on this and a couple more basic applications with what we have learned. Because this course is part time (one day a week), it’s expected we should use external resources as much as possible to get the maximum outcome from the class. I will usually use sites like Treehouse or Lynda to learn about a new language because of the great visuals they provide, but another resource that a classmate referred me to is the Stanford “Developing iOS Apps with Swift” Tutorial. It’s free and accessible through iTunes, so I recommend checking it out if you are interested in or currently taking this course!
Here are some pictures of my Xcode project in the making: