I attended my first WWDC this year and it was an excellent week.
- OS X Mavericks
- the new Mac Pro
- iOS 7
Compilier Alignment issue
I received some help for an odd bug I had been hunting for awhile. Turns out it was an alignment issue.
Xcode App Versioning
Received some feedback on my process for auto versioning within my apps.
UI Interface Design Lab
Good general feedback on a few of the apps I am working on.
I attended my 2nd CocoaConf in Raleigh in 2012. Below is the list of sessions I attended.
Thursday, November 29th 2012
Beautiful and Shiny – The iOS Graphics System – Bill Dudney
CocoaHeads Meeting – Thursday Evening
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Keynote – Daniel Steinberg
iOS Performance Tuning - Bill Dudney
Where the Wild Things Scroll - Scott McAlister
iOS Concurrency: NSOperationQueue and GCD - Jonathan Blocksom
Awesome Automated Acceptance Testing with Calabash - Josh Johnson
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Links from sessions I didn’t get a chance to attend
I will be heading to Cocoa Conf in Chicago next weekend. I am looking forward attending another iOS Developer conference and meeting fellow iOS developers.
The Cocoa Conf schedule is packed with many sessions that I find very exciting. I am going to try and concentrate on a few of the animation and graphics session since I have been digging more and more into openGL in one of my Master’s Degree courses this semester.
Sessions I attended:
UI Automation – Testing from the top down. Jonathan Penn
Objective-C Runtime: Fun Under the Covers
Getting started debugging with Xcode
GLKit: Why you should care
Visualize You Data With Core Animation
Understanding OpenGL ES 2.0 shaders
Keynote: Your Code – the Director’s Cut
Enter the Matrix
Reverse Q & A Panel
Styling and Composing your UIViews with CALayers on iOS
The biography about Steve Jobs came out today and I have started reading the first couple of chapters. So far it is a great book and hard to put down. I highly recommend anyone who has interest in entrepreneurship, technology, or leadership that they read this book.
Links to parts on Amazon
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor MSI LGA1155/Intel H67(B3)/MATX Motherboard H67MA-E35 (B3) Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2 X 4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003 DM-387 Chassis
Just finished up with four days of information packed sessions about all things iOS Design, Development and Business at 360iDev.
The event ended up having about 355 attendees, so it was a much smaller conference than either of the previous GoogleIO conferences I attended.
The conference actually began with a day long Pre-Conference training session. Some of the topics included Advanced Debugging, OpenGL ES for Image Processing, iOS 101, OCMock, and Prototyping Native Mobile Apps.
Here is the link to a list of speakers that were there.
I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone and choose a more design oriented track so I took the ‘Photoshop for Devs’ with Mike Berg. It was a great day packed with tons of great tips.
Keynote – Matt Drance
100-Kyle Richter-Going Indie Without Going Broke
- 300-Nick Harris & Brent Simmons-Building Webservices for Mobile Apps
- LUNCH –(Panel) Brandon Alexander-We’ll do better next time…
This was a panel discussion on failed projects and lessons learned led by Brandon Alexander with four panel guests. I will try to gather everyones names that were on the panel.
300-Bill Dudney – Understanding View Controllers OR View Controllers and Containment
300-Patrick Hogan-Power Your Workflow With Git
Link to slides and screencast.
- Mike Lee – Keynote
David Whatley – Can you really make an iPhone game when no one has to show up to work?
Stu Stern-Automating iOS User Interface Testing
LUNCH – Panel: The Six MuskiOSteers: Why UI/UX Details Matter
300-Saul Mora-Using Instruments Effectively
300-Marcus S. Zarra-Intelligent Image Caching
200-Michael Gile-AppleTV Apps: Are you ready for the big screen?
300-Collin Donnell Put a bird on it: Prettifying User Interfaces with Core Graphics and UIKit
Joe Conway – MVCS: Model-View-Controller 2.0
Game Jam Review
200-Mark Johnson-How to be an iOS Consultant
200-Ben Long-Music & Sound in Mobile Apps
General Session. Closing Remarks
More to come. I hope to add links to all the speakers and to as many of the slides/resources I can find from each session.
Bootcamp Bootcamp Session Videos
Sessions I attended:
Life of a Google API Developer
Android Protips: Advanced Topics for Expert Android App Developers
Android Open Accessory API
Using Google Chart Tools to Create Interactive Dashboards
Using The Google Docs APIs To Store All Your Information In The Cloud
Building Android Apps for Google TV
I am getting ready to attend Google I/O next week in San Francisco.
I am looking forward to attending my second I/O, as the sessions and companies participating in the Sandbox look very interesting. Message me if you will be there next week, I’d love to meet up and discuss all things development!
I attended MagicRuby February 4-5, 2011. It was a conference that centered around the Ruby Programming Language. I stumbled across this opportunity somewhere on twitter I believe and thought it would be a catalyst for my goal to become more efficient in Ruby. I knew that Dave Thomas and Chad Fowler were giving keynotes, but I didn’t think their keynotes would be more about software development than Ruby. I thought both keynotes were inspiring and am going to watch for other conferences they are going to be at.
An overview of the sessions
Les Hill, Hashrocket
Slides I have become more interested in Test Driven Development since I attended CodeFreeze at the UofM, so I will defintiely look more into Cucumber which describes itself as Behavior Driven Development.
Geospace Your Ruby
Peter Jackson, Interidea
Slides This talk was all about Geospacing your applications. I was surprised how much data there is available out there and I know this could be leveraged in almost any application I write.
Loving your customers, loving your peers
Alan Johnson, Carsonified
Documentation is freaking awesome