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Becoming a rapid interaction developer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Servage

What is interaction development? And why should we become interaction developers? In order to understand interaction development we need to first acknowledge that we are living in a high tech era and our web audience consists of a tech-savvy generation. The majority of us are using various devices to access information. And today, we do these things rapidly. Therefore, to focus attention and help deliver information swiftly, we need a lot of interactions in our website and web applications. These interactions consist of simple, dynamic form filling to highly interactive animations and communication with others.

Why We Need To Become An Interaction Developer

The potential of interactions on our web design is ranging from hundreds to thousands and those interactions may be part of large story line of interactions. We are constantly striving for new technologies like HTML 5, CSS 3, advance JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and so on. Unfortunately, simply making use of these modern tools and technologies is not enough to be a rapid interaction developer. Instead, we need a particular set of working patterns and development strategies to meet this goal. If you are freelancer, you may have some experience with being competitive on timeline delivery and project budget. If you slack on your competitive edge, you will likely lose your clients as well as your profit. If you are working with a team in an organization, you might have experiences with superiors who are pressing you hard to meet a deadline without sacrificing quality.

Therefore, it is imperative for us to be rapid interaction developers wherever we work. In order to achieve this target, we must cultivate good habits and develop a mindset than allows us to stand out from others in our community. Let’s see how we can call ourselves a rapid interaction developer within the shortest time span.

How To Become An Interaction Developer

Unfortunately, no school or university can award you with a degree that establishes you as an interaction developer. This skill can only be honed by developers over time, via lots of experimenting and attention to web or software development. The final aim of this skill is to achieve speed and accuracy. We can start to develop these qualities through good habits and from the help of some out-of-box tools and technologies. For instance, if you wish to optimize your workflow, you ought to have a pattern and structure for rapid development so you can efficiently utilize the help of Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap or Topcoat, like CSS and JS frameworks. Same way you employ SASS or LESS as processing tools, in your rapid interaction programming.

There is CodeKit-like optimization and processor tools to help you out. If you are competent with JavaScript frameworks, you can look at backbone and Ember-like MVC-oriented JS frameworks. If you can handle server side JavaScript, you can look at Node to achieve long term benefits. The latest HTML 5 Boilerplate can also help you jump on the HTML advancements with commendable speed. More advancements will come with Yeoman skills for wizard-based and scaffolding base web development. You can improve your productivity through vanilla CSS using LESS and SASS and their built-in classes. In short, you can reduce repetitive coding as well as improve structure through less cluttered and compact code documents production.

Working Methods

Besides modern tools and technologies noted above, we need solid designing and development abilities. Such abilities can’t be obtained overnight, but are cultivated through persistent desires and good practices. In “agile development,” we use sprints, where we have to achieve pre-defined goals for results. Thus, if we take the sprint concept in our development practices, and participate in enough endeavors to access tangible results, we can hone our rapid interaction development progress and process.

References & More Reading

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