This week start the FU with Jean Louis Gassée’s Monday Note on the Mac Endgame. Following that we discuss the scam apps present on the Mac App Store. We discuss Matthew Yglesias’ post on Apple having outgrown it’s own corporate structure. We also discuss Chris Eidoff’s post on the over-reliance on Protocol-Oriented Programming. We discuss Amazon’s image recognition services. We touch on the Mac Calendar spam bug. Picks: AIToolbox, mucicForProgramming and Spark For Mac.
This week we answer questions from #askMTJC about the Axiotron ModBook and Core Data. We follow up on the delayed AirPods and removal of the Edition Watches from high end stores. We also follow up on the appearance of the ARM chip support in the macOSX kernel and the upcoming Touch ID feature in the new MacBook Pros. We discuss the new Microsoft Surface Studio and its potential impact on Apple. We touch on AppWage, Designing for Empathy and the new Swift Server APIs workgroup. Picks: Fatal Error Podcast, Functional Swift Conference videos and Nebo by MyScript
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.