I had the honor of teaching a class for Girl Develop It (GDI)’s Austin chapter this past weekend. Many thanks to GE for sponsoring the class with meeting space – we had a great space to work and learn in. I made slides using GDI’s template, which you can view at: https://jefflinwood.github.io/gdi-intro-to-swift/#/ You can also… Read More


I just taught a two day in-person corporate training class that was a basic introduction to cloud development and databases for software developers. This class used Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, MongoDB, and Java 8 for the core technologies. We built a microservice web application with the Spark microframework for Java that provided a RESTful… Read More


I’m creating a tutorial series on creating iOS apps from the ground up. Take a look at the first video, it will get you started programming iPhone apps even with no experience. I’ll be exploring this more on BuildingMobileApps.com, if you want to follow along there. https://www.buildingmobileapps.com/write-your-first-ios-10-app-with-swift-3-and-xcode-8-video/… Read More


I’ve been doing more training, teaching, and documentation projects recently, and it’s been a lot of fun. In July, I led a three week on-site summer technical leadership program for new college hires. The training focused on Amazon Web Services, building APIs as microservices (and deploying them), relational and NoSQL databases, and test-driven development with… Read More


I just recently gave a one-week training class on Amazon Web Services for corporate developers that were new to the cloud. We covered EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, Glacier, ElasticSearch, Elastic Load Balancer, costing, scaling, and quite a few other topics. Most of the training was language-neutral, but we used Java for the programming exercises. In… Read More