The next step in your learning journey
Learning how to build real, interesting software is no easy task. You can only read so many books and online tutorials before you have to make it real. Your mind needs to solve real-world, realistic problems—problems that are interesting, problems that are worth your time, and problems that exercise all the skills needed to ship your application or service.
WickedlySmart Projects is the next step in your learning journey. With WickedlySmart Projects you’ll put all the pieces together to build real things, interesting things, things you might even want to show your friends (or even use to get a startup going).What is it?See the Projects
INTRODUCING WICKEDLYSMART PROJECTS
Over the last decade our Head First readers have requested one thing above all others: real, intriguing projects that take your learning further and integrate all your skills. With that motivation we created WickedlySmart Projects to engage your mind, bring your skills together and expose you to all aspects of real development.
Deep understanding requires the integration of all your knowledge; soup to nuts projects are your path to exercising and stretching all those areas of knowledge.
Tired of building code snippets and toy programs? We are too. With Projects, you’ll build real applications that deliver real functionality.
Real world development isn’t limited to writing some code. Real projects require design, styling, user interaction, and network services (to name just a few).
Your brain hates boring work, and mind-numbing exercises about foo and bar don’t help. We’ve spent a lot of time creating interesting, engaging projects that engage your mind.
Experts don’t do the expected; they take short cuts. They don’t go by the book; they use resources at hand. We’ll show you how.
Developers don’t code in a vacuum, they share ideas, they ask questions, and, most important, they learn by watching.
CHECK OUT THE PROJECTS
We’ve just soft launched WickedlySmart Projects, get started with Project #1, take a peak at Project #2, and get your suggestions in for future projects.