Exciting announcements from Mammoth Interactive.

We’re excited to announce our newest courses. Get each for only 19 dollars with these special offers.

Do you want to learn to build beautiful, well-functioning web apps? Join web developer Chris Veillette in this course for beginners to start building web apps today.

Introduction to React and Redux is full of practical examples. We teach you theory while also building real projects that you can put in your web development portfolio. Enroll today to join the Mammoth community.

Introduction to React and Redux. Code Web Apps in JavaScript. 96% off

If you want to learn to code for the web, Beginner’s ES6 Programming is the place to start. Begin your career or hobby in web development today by enrolling in this course.

In Beginner’s ES6 Programming, you will learn the fundamentals of coding in JavaScript, including ES6. You will learn how to change what is displayed on a webpage using JavaScript.

No prior experience in JavaScript is required. 

Beginner’s ES6 Programming. Code for the Web in JavaScript. 96% off

In Beginner’s Guide to Elm Programming, web developer Chris Veillette will teach you how to code in the Elm language to build real websites and apps.

Elm is a programming language that you can use to build web apps. Elm is user-friendly, which makes it a great place to learn to build web apps.

Beginner’s Guide to Elm Programming. Build Web Apps! 96% off

In Mastering Core Image, you learn how to add unique features to the images in your apps. A CIImage is a representation of an image that can be altered with Core Image filters. These filters allow users to change and interact with images in cool and useful ways.

Mastering Core Image: XCode’s Image Recognition and Processing Framework. 96% off

Want to make apps and learn to code? With The Ultimate iOS 11 Course, you too can design and code practical apps from scratch. Expert programmers John Bura, Nimish Narang, and Chris Veillette from Mammoth Interactive will teach you everything you need to know to whet your palette in iOS 11.

The Ultimate iOS 11 Course. Learn to Build Apps! 96% off

Best of Reddit’s Inconvenient Volume Controllers

It all began one week ago, with a seemingly harmless post by PM_ME_YOUR_WATERMELO on Reddit. The question, “Who can make the best volume slider?” became the challenge that readers of the ProgrammerHumor subreddit took on. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.

Hope it isn’t too big of an inconvenience by TheDistantIsles:

Volumes should be unique by NeverMakesMistkes:

Don’t reach your daily limit by jetstream96r:

GPS Volume Control by mrzacharyjensen:

Volume in digits of Pi by renixreborn:

A new coloring book by Agne240:

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Resize your window by GiftOfDeath:

Very strict and precise volume slider by Zagged:

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A simple graphical volume control by mienys:

Keep ’em coming, Reddit! We love it. Read more at www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor.

Looks like we’ll all be coders soon.

Everyone is worried about losing their job to machines. You may have heard of the robots that replaced burger flippers in California. But are all of our jobs really at risk?

While some jobs will be lost to Artificial Intelligence (AI), others will be created by it. A statistics evaluation published last month from the United States Department of Labor ranked software developers on the projected “Occupations with the most job growth” for 2024. The employment count of software developers in the US is predicted to increase by 18.8%. The median annual wage in 2016 for this occupation was $100,080.

Evidently, it’s looking good for people studying software development. As FastCompany says, coding is coming to every industry you can think of. There’s even a management agency for coding talent.

But you don’t need to join a coding agency to be a coder. Odds are, as technology progresses, you’ll have to incorporate coding as part of your job.

Luckily, learning to code doesn’t mean you have to go back to university for 4 years. Online learning makes programming easy to learn from home. As we embrace that we’ll have to learn new skills to keep up with technology, we’ll be able to work with innovation rather than against it to make life more stable and efficient. 👍

You’re invited! Come to our SpriteKit webinar.

Do you want to make 2D games for Apple products? Join master programmer Nimish Narang for a 1-hour webinar on how to navigate the SpriteKit framework. Register here for just 10 dollars.

Why SpriteKit?

SpriteKit is THE framework for making 2D games for Apple products. It’s free! You can make cool games, from super simple to more complex, in SpriteKit. SpriteKit provides support for cool special effects and physics. It’s a fun interface to express your creativity. Before you know it, you could see a game you built in SpriteKit in the App Store!

Here’s what we’ll do:

– Learn the basics of scenes, nodes, actions, and physics bodies in Xcode’s game engine
– Put all the concepts together to make the simple version of a classic game for iOS

But wait, there’s MORE! If you enroll in this webinar, you’ll get 2 FREE courses from Mammoth Interactive. First, you’ll get our NEW Introduction to SpriteKit course, where you learn how to build 3 games in SpriteKit. Second, you’ll get our 77-hour course on how to build virtual reality games with Blender and Unity3D!

Have fun, and learn something new. Reserve your spot today for just 10 dollars.

Get our brand-new course. Make a Ninja game for mobile in Unity and Blender.

Learn to build a Ninja game for mobile using in Unity. Create the game’s art from scratch in Blender.

We’re excited to release our latest course: Make a Ninja Survival game for mobile in Unity and Blender. In this course, you learn how to build a Ninja game for mobile using Unity and Blender. Enroll now for only 19 dollars!

This course is unique because we make ​both the code and the art for the game from scratch. We teach you the fundamentals of designing, coding, and modeling a mobile game.

First you design the game and its functionality in Unity. You learn how to ​code in C# and ​build video game levels. Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before. We ​start simple and add more to the game as the course goes on.

Some of the code you'll build.

Some of the code you’ll build.

Why Unity?

Unity is one of the most popular platforms in game development. You can use Unity to build 2D and 3D games. Unity is cross-platform, which means it is easy to use with other platforms.

Then you create the ​3D models for the game in Blender. You build all the art assets for the game. You learn how to integrate your art from Blender into Unity.

Why Blender?

Blender, like Unity, is a popular production suite that is ​free to download. Blender is a revolutionary tool for making 3D art digitally. With Blender, you can make art assets for games, like we do in this course.

Is this course for me?

Even if you’re not an artist, you can make basic art models. You may have heard of Axiom Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that only one person made each?

Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can do it, too.

The Ninja Survival course is for anyone who wants to learn game development. Our primary target students are ​complete beginners. But if you already know how to use Unity or Blender, you can still benefit from taking this course.

Let’s go!