Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blast Mojo Tutorial (Episode 2): How to build a Hello World application

I've been playing around with for a while now and I recently started becoming more and more passionate about creating tutorials for aspiring web programmers. Even though this is just my first tutorial video (doing random episodes before I do episode one, as episode one will be quite heavy on the theory portion of Blast Mojo), I've learned a few things:

  1. Use a higher zoom on TextMate so that the viewers can see the code more clearly
  2. Use better transitions in between cuts, it seemed very jagged playing it through
  3. Be consistent--you'll see that iTunes appears in the 2nd take
  4. Increase microphone volume, the music started to overtake my narratives
Episode 3 will go over using the Service Locator, invoking a web service, and displaying data. Stay tuned for it next week!