Getting Started with Some Basic Tools

Mary is an eight-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. This rare condition confines her to a wheelchair and prevents her from attending school during flu season because of her weak immune system. But that doesn’t stop Mary from participating in class and earning good grades. Mary’s teacher has an iPad, which runs Apple’s FaceTime and acts as a kind of virtual student in the classroom. At home, Mary connects to FaceTime with her iMac and uses other sharing technologies to view the teacher’s electronic whiteboard in real time. It’s a bit like remote pair programming without the code. Mary can get a lot done with just a few common tools, and the same is true for software developers.

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