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Keeping your edge as a mobile developer: Announcing Realm Academy

At Realm, we consistently hear that one of the biggest challenges facing today’s developers is around keeping their edge. With the constant emergence and evolution of new languages and frameworks, best practices, technologies, and architectures, how can a busy professional dev keep up? The traditional methods for professional learning and inspiration—conferences, local meetups, and finding content across the web and social media—are great, but just aren’t enough. Despite requiring a big investment in time, money, and legwork, they still fall short at providing the depth and breadth of content pro devs really need.

Today, to help solve this problem, we’re launching Realm Academy, a new resource that brings together more than 850 pieces of unique developer content from the very best experts in mobile. These are highly practical videos, articles, and tutorials from top conferences, top authors, and community leaders who want to share what they know. We create and capture these at the highest quality levels, enhance them with transcripts and other features, and most importantly curate, organize, and publish them to make them easy to find, easy to use, and easy to share. The collection grows with new content published several times every week, and the features we are launching with today are just the beginning.

So, need to get up to speed on the hottest thing in Android dev, Kotlin? Take a look at the new Kotlin Learning Path, a set of eight pieces of content from experts like Donn Felker, Jake Wharton, and Hadi Hariri. Or maybe you want to get deeper on iOS programming paradigms? We’ve got a Learning Path that includes Natasha the Robot’s session on Practical Protocol-Oriented-Programming and Rob Napier on Functional Programming. And if you just want to browse the new sessions from AltConf 2017 or learn everything you need to know about MVVM, that’s easy too.

Getting the Most from Realm Academy

The home page is the launching off point to everything Realm Academy, and the place to check in on what’s new. At the top of the page, you’ll see links taking you off to major Academy sections organized around key categories, including platforms Android, Apple, JavaScript, and Xamarin, plus Realm of course; and focus areas like Architecture and Scaling. As you scroll the page, you’ll see content curated into both Topics and Learning Paths. Topics are collections of all related content, designed for browsing and serendipity—you can find an in-depth answer to a question, but you are as likely to be surprised and inspired by a best practice you didn’t know about before. Learning Paths are smaller and much more focussed—serial collections of content curated to take you point-by-point to a specific topical destination. You’ll also see content organized by event, so, for example, you can see in one place all the content from DroidCon Boston, TrySwift Tokyo, or other conferences.

We’ve got dozens of pieces of new content in process, and much more planned in terms of new Realm Academy features and enhancements, so we recommend checking back often. Or even better, sign up for the Realm Newsletter, which will bring you updates on Realm Academy, new content, and new mobile tech. You‘ll find a field for subscribing on every page.

Join the Realm Community

Realm Academy content comes out of our partnerships with some of the best developers and best developer conferences of the world, contributions from top members of the Realm community, and our own experts here at Realm. We’d love to feature your content too! Send your content contribution proposals—and any other thoughts—to the Realm Academy Team.

Realm Team

At Realm, our mission is to help developers build better apps faster. We provide a unique set of tools and platform technologies designed to make it easy for developers to build apps with sophisticated, powerful features — things like realtime collaboration, augmented reality, live data synchronization, offline experiences, messaging, and more.

Everything we build is developed with an eye toward enabling developers for what we believe the mobile internet evolves into — an open network of billions of users and trillions of devices, and realtime interactivity across them all.

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