Posts written by Bill Phillips

Apr 30 2013

Clash: A Retrospective

Editor’s note: Each spring, Big Nerd Ranch hosts an epic 72-hour app-building competition, suitably named Clash of the Coders. We sharpen our technical skills and vie for the Clash trophy to earn ultimate bragging rights. This year the competition kicks off at the end of day on Wednesday, May 1, and runs through Saturday, May 4.

Sep 26 2012

Why Take a Class?

If you’re looking to pick up a new framework or language, you probably aren’t asking yourself, “Hmm, should I take a class from Big Nerd Ranch, or from Little Jock Hut?” You are probably wondering: “Why take a class at all?”

And that’s a fair question.…