Since iOS development requires a Mac, I have decided to look at the Hackintosh-on-a-VM route.
Here are the resources I used to get up and running:
Main guide – http://www.macbreaker.com/2015/01/virtualbox-yosemite-zone.html
Troubleshooting – http://givemesome.tips/guide-to-fix-most-common-problems-with-hackintosh-347/
Personally, I encountered a few different issues which the Troubleshooting guide helped me fix. I now have my VM up and running and ready for Xamarin configuration!
$12,000 USD/year for the entry level plan?! You have got to be kidding me!
Here are a couple of options with more reasonable price points:
This is how I would describe the REST API I’m dealing with today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bLFO4ZV0i4
The kind of stuff I’m talking about here, is humility. You don’t want to work with guys who think they know it all but don’t. Being humble is the key thing.
I’m a little late to the mobile game…like 9 years late, but I really haven’t been motivated to create anything for the mobile space. I have daydreamed about creating a fantastic mobile app for the iPhone and Android and it has remained just that, a daydream. When I put in after hours time, for hobby projects or training, it generally needs to be directly tied to my short to medium term career goals.
Now, I finally have an opportunity to create a mobile app at work.
This is exciting and I’m really looking forward to the journey!
I decided to start this blog as a structured brain-dump. Generally, I make notes in Onenote and it stays hidden from the universe, this time I want to try something different.
Here we are at ground 0, sprint 0, whatever you want to call it. I’m ramping up on Xamarin, starting with 3 Pluralsight courses:
- Building Cross-Platform iOS/Android Apps with Xamarin, Visual Studio, and C# – Part 1
- Building Cross-Platform iOS/Android Apps with Xamarin, Visual Studio and C# – Part 2
- Introduction to Xamarin.Forms
I don’t have a Mac, and I don’t wish to have one or deal with one, so I’m going to be using Visual Studio Online (TFS 2015) and the built in Xamarin build capabilities to build my iOS app (see Brian Harry’s post).
I will be back tomorrow with more.