John and Scotty start the year by sharing their aspirations for 2017 as well as making a prediction or two. They also discuss John's ongoing wrestling with AVFoundation and the difficulties of learning complex frameworks. Scotty also announces his intention to produce an on going diary of his mission to ship some sort of product in 2017.
We once again start the year with a few audio issues. We will try and get this right in 2017.
John and Scotty discuss the new download feature in the Netflix iOS app, old code crashing on MacOS Sierra and the difficulties of making fixes and getting them into the Mac App Store. They also talk about the people benefits vs the technical benefits of conference attendance. John also confesses to building a fake Donald Trump tweet.
John and Scotty discuss Scotty's trip to the DoiOS conference and Appsterdam.
They also reflect on John's first year at Netflix and Scotty's Laptop vs Desktop dilema.
(Apologies for the poor audio quality)
We have been away for 9 weeks but it is time to say "Hello Again". They talk about handling airport wifi in your apps. The new Apple notebook range. Scotty's recent travels and upcoming conferences. John' s audio set-up and what they have decided to call "The Season of Productivity"
This week John has to own up to missing recording the show as he fell asleep. He also talks about some recent issues he had with using Cocoapods after leaving a project for a year. Scotty talks about his trip to iOSDevUK and totally forgets Richard Turton's name.
This week John and Scotty talk about about what is like to be an older developer. Are we past it and ready to be put out to pasture of do we have things to offer that no youngster could.
They also discuss Xcode 8 , xibs & nibs , switching tools and languages, do layout in code, accessibility, coding standard and code review. Of course it would also not be possible for two old developers to chat about such things without also bringing up the whole tabs vs spaces debate.
It seems we really are back as we crank out another episode after our 15 months break. In this episode John and Scotty discusses MVVM, MVC and Coordinators. Scotty also talks a little about a product he is working on ... now all he has to do is ship.
UIKonf is an independent , locally lead conference for iOS developers run in Berlin. May this year saw it's forth instalment and I had the great privilege of not only attending for the first time but of also giving a talk.
As with any good independent developer conference, UIKonf values the community aspect of the conference as much as the tech and makes great efforts to provide lots of networking time, good food and plenty of drinks. This makes meeting people a lot easier meaning you come away not only educated but with some great new friends.
UIKonf was also the first conference I have attended that has provided live captioning for people with hearing difisulties. This a great service and I hope a lot more conferences look to do this in the future. During my talk I did have a little bit of fun with the live captioning team by purposely using some pretty difficult and random words. They handled it wonderfully with humour and took it in the fun spirit in which it was intended. It's little things like that that show all the people behind a conference get it and want to be a part of making it great.
Anyway my talk on MVVM-C has now been published to youtube for all to enjoy or hate as your preferences dictate.