Step 1: Come Prepared - you must bring the following
Your laptopYou need to have a working wifi connection, a browser and an email account you can readily access. To do iOS programming it's required that you have a Mac.
Power cord for your laptop
Knowledge of your passwordsYou'll need to access your Apple Account, as well as Github and Slack. Make sure you know your username and password!
Step 2: Don't Panic
Even if you get stuck, please go through the rest of the instructions and download all the things you'll need. Bandwidth will be at a premium during the workshop, so it will help immensely to have everything on your laptop already. There are a lot of steps, and the instructions may seem like they're in a foreign language, but: don't panic! By the end of the workshop, you'll know what everything is and how to use it.
Step 3: Read This Overview
- Here's a list of tools you'll be installing. As you go through the workshop, we'll explain what each one is for and how to use it.
SlackA communication tool for teams.
GitA revision or source control system. It creates a repository, which is a complete history of your programming changes, so you can undo changes and roll back to previous versions of your work if something has gone wrong.
XcodeTo write our app, we'll need to use the Xcode IDE (Interactive Development Environment).
- If you've already installed the above tools and are confident they are setup correctly, make sure you are a member of the Denver-Railsbridge Slack channel. Then, skip ahead to the Create an App step.