Today is one of those days that I’m just amazed at the staggering amount of knowledge that is required to keep up in the technology field. I mean I like to think that I keep fairly up-to-date on the latest trends and newest concepts…I even fancy myself a bit of an early adopter. Still, there is always more I want to learn…more I need to learn.
For example, today I decided to take the plunge and start learning a little bit more about developing for the iPhone…I mean after all, I do eventually want to make HeroBrawl a full fledged mobile game…and I’m completely open to the idea of building other games specifically for the iPhone (once I learned how to actually do it).
But - like always - there’s a rub. Just getting to the starting line of building an application is going to require a ton of reading, and even more whacking and hacking. That’s kind of stuff I love to do, so I’m not really complaining about that…it’s just daunting standing at the bottom of the mountain, knowing there’s some really cool stuff at the top, and the only way up is by climbing one rock at a time.
Especially when there’s already a ton of press coming out about all the cool and amazing things that are already going on at the top of the mountain…if only you could afford the helicopter shortcut…but alas, you are a simple rock climber.
Sure your muscles are already sore from climbing to the base camp, but there is no time for stopping. So you reach up for another rock, and you just keep looking up as move little by little.
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Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
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