This week we are joined by Marin Todorov to discuss his new book and apps. We follow up on Flight School’s meaning, an iPad screen protector vendor leaks the 2018 model, downloading your Google profile and Marin relays European ISP experiences. The last Apple Watch boutique is closing. We also follow up on Susan Kare: the woman who gave the Mac its smile. We discuss the new trade-in program with Apple GiveBack, Daisy: Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot, FoundationDB is Open Source and Marin’s book – Realm: Building Modern Swift Apps with Realm Database. Picks: 5 Useful 3D Touch Features for iPhone, Snipetty, Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga, How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints, Xcode Treasures: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps, Mixpanel v. 3.3.0 – opt in/out at run time
We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.
This week we follow up on replacements to Fabric and iAd, as well as ColorSync Manager and CarPlay & Android Auto delays in auto manufacturing. We also touch on Find My Air Pods and Apple Pay. We delve into the upcoming ability to respond to reviews and the SKStoreReviewController. We examine the case for deprecating UITableView replacing it with UICollectionView. Picks: Realm Word Tour, Limited Edition Super Bowl Tostitos, Apple UI Design Resources, using vector graphics in apps, 33 iOS open source libraries that will dominate 2017.
This week we discuss new MacBook Pro’s to be announced in October. We examine an article on Swift vs Objective-C language stats, as well as, Apple’s interest in McLaren Applied Technologies. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s talk on Refactoring At Scale from Just Try Swift. We discuss a post by Curtis Herbert on compile time warnings. Jaime discusses Apple’s post on JSON. Picks: Swift Protobuf, protips on changes in Storyboards and tableViews, Blocky Hockey, Blocky Football, Blocky Soccer, Blocky Rugby, TD MySpend, Realm Mobile Platform.
This week we follow up on Raise To Wake, iPhone 7 rumors, iCloud Core Data and the MacBook Air. We examine RESTful, Software’s Diseconomies of Scale and also discuss Agile methodologies. Picks: Lulzbot Mini, Maker Festival, Pokemon Go and Continuous C# and F# IDE for the iPad
This week we follow up on code obfuscation, iOS hacking, CloudKit server code, Man Mini colocation and vim adventures. These were based on feedback from our website and twitter feeds. We discussed the hyped Motor Trend exclusive non-announcement. We also celebrate the successful merging of Swift code for Android platforms. We discuss using schemes in Xcode for unit testing as well as Swift 3.0 pruning. Picks: Bez, PolyMail for Mac, Milanese Loop knockoff, The Practical Dev and Source Tree.
This week Greg Heo and Tammy Coron take over the show along with special guests Aaron Vegh and Mark Rubin. They follow up on Apple’s cloud services. They review the latest keynote from Apple discussing security, the environment, CareKit, Watch bands, the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and iPhone SE. Picks Selections: Patreon, Conquering Your Fear of Adopting Swift, Contributing to Open Source Swift.
Noel Fielding reading about plasticine Joey Ramone & David Bowie
We dive right in on a discussion on wages and salaries for iOS developers. Next we celebrate Adobe’s decision to end Flash and introduce Animate CC. We discuss Dan Frommer’s post on the stalled Apple Watch platform. Bohemian Coding’s decision to remove Sketch from the Mac App Store is also discussed. We corner guest host Greg Heo on whether Swift has gained it’s own development idioms and the pending Swift going open source. Picks: Realm, Asynchronous Values in Swift, UITouch.Stylus
In this week’s episode we discuss the release of Swift 1.2 beta with the Xcode 6.3 beta. Swift 1.2 includes many performance improvements and additions that may or may not make Aaron’s life easier. We discuss the recently completely RWDevCon in Washington, DC. Tim discusses meeting members of the RayWenderlich.com team, who’s members are spread across the world. The conference used a unique tutorial style presentation new to iOS tech conferences.
Team members attending RWDevcon (Ding!)
Evan & Greg (w/Eric!)
Mic & Jake – hosts of RayWenderlich podcast (Ding!)