An Interview with PhoneGap Refcard Author Raymond Camden
Today we're releasing our Getting Started with PhoneGap Refcard, authored by Adobe developer evangelist and DZone MVB Raymond Camden. Raymond was previously featured as a DZone Dev of the Week, and we spoke with him again to talk a little bit about his background and the PhoneGap Refcard.
DZone: Hi Ray; thanks for speaking with us today. Could you tell us a little bit about your professional background and how it contributed to your writing of the PhoneGap Refcard?
Raymond Camden: I've been in web development for quite some time, but I was incredibly excited to discover I could re-use my web skills for mobile. I first started playing with PhoneGap about two years ago and have had a lot of fun building apps with it.
DZone: Briefly explain why this Refcard is a must-have resource for developers working with PhoneGap.
Raymond Camden: I hope that this Refcard will give folks a quick overview and, well, a "feel" for what the PhoneGap platform is like. Until you actually see it in action--see what the code is like--you really have no idea how powerful it is.
DZone: What do you think are the most common problems developers face when dealing with PhoneGap?
Raymond Camden: The most difficult issue is debugging and tuning. Luckily there are some good solutions for that.
DZone: Tell us about an interesting project you are working on now.
DZone: Please recommend some more resources for readers looking to learn about PhoneGap.
Raymond Camden: I mention some resources in the Refcard, of course. I know that myself, and other folks, have been doing many talks on PhoneGap. I'd recommend checking the PhoneGap events calendar to see if there's something near you.
DZone: Thanks, Ray!