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The CocoaConf Podcast features members of the iOS and OS X community offering tips, insight, facts, and opinions for other iOS and OS X developers. You'll recognize many of the voices from the popular CocoaConf conference series.
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Dec 4, 2014
Andy Matuschak on teaching Math and on value types vs reference types in Swift.

Andy is formerly of Apple’s UIKit team, now leading mobile engineering at Khan Academy.

http://andymatuschak.org
http://youcanlearnanything.org

Chris Adamson with upcoming conferences. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blogs

Conferences he mentioned are:

Wearables TechCon - http://www.wearablestechcon.com

IoT Connect - http://www.iotconnect.com.au

Dot Swift - http://www.dotswift.io

RWDevCon - http://www.rwdevcon.com

CodeMash - http://www.codemash.org

CocoaConf - http://cocoaconf.org

Yosemite by CocoaConf - http://cocoaconf.com/yosemite

Josh Smith recommended two books this week:

Umberto Eco's "The Search for the Perfect Language" http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9780631205104-0

William Gibson "The Peripheral" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-peripheral/id878222350?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

The theme is performed by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com

His latest book is "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfpodcast
Oct 14, 2014

James Dempsey and the Breakpoints debut album is Backtrace

http://jamesdempsey.net

Buy the Backtrace album from iTunes at

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/backtrace/id926558924?uo=4&at=11l56E

Chris Adamson will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

Conferences he mentioned are:

http://rwdevcon.com

http://dotswift.io

http://www.codemash.org

http://cmdrconf.com

http://nsscotland.com

http://webfontday.de

http://cocoalove.org

http://1devday.net

http://cocoaconf.com/

Josh Smith recommended two books this week

Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: Dona Wong
http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780393347289-1

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-A-Glance Monitoring: Steven Few
http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9781938377006-0

James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com

http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking

@cocoaconfcast

Sep 18, 2014

Saul Mora on teaching programming to elementary school students

Saul is a developer who has  a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge and information. He has just left the world of indie developers to join the team at Coursera.

He is still the host of the popular podcast http://www.nsbrief.com.

Chris Adamson with upcoming conferences and an interview with Alan Francis

Chris will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

He interviewed Alan Francis about http://nsscotland.com

Conferences he mentioned are:

http://www.devworld.com.au

http://cocoalove.org

http://pragmamark.org/events/pragma-conference-2014/

http://cocoaconf.com/

Josh Smith recommended two books this week

Algorithms in a Nutshell by George T. Heineman and others

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/algorithms-in-a-nutshell/id396889502?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Guesstimation by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/guesstimation/id719623211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

You can also find Guesstimation 2.0 by Lawrence Weinstein published three years later

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/guesstimation-2.0/id730937525?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Eric Knapp on teaching Swift in college

Eric is a faculty member and also Program Director for Mobile Applications Development at Madison College in Madison, WI
it.madisoncollege.edu


James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

Aug 29, 2014

Michael Swaine and Paul Freiberger on the third edition of their book Fire in the Valley

Best known as the editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal, Michael Swaine created or helped launch a dozen magazines, from InfoWorld to PragPub. He has written more than a thousand articles and columns for publications ranging from the Farmer's Almanac to MacUser. He currently edits books for the Pragmatic Bookshelf and is working on a mystery novel set in the mythical Northwest State of Jefferson.

Paul Freiberger wrote about Silicon Valley during the early years of the personal computer revolution. He was part of the original staff of the computer weekly, InfoWorld. He worked as a columnist and reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Examiner. His first book was Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer (McGraw-Hill, 1984 and 2000), co-authored with Michael Swaine.  Today he writes speeches, books, and white papers for executives, professionals, and academics and develops presentations for startups. He is founder and President of Shimmering Resumes. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a BA in History and from Middlebury College with a Masters in Italian Studies.

Chris Adamson on What's Happening

Chris Adamson will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

Conferences he mentioned are:

http://2014.splashcon.org

http://www.cingleton.com

http://www.iosdevuk.com

http://www.devworld.com.au

http://cocoalove.org

Josh Smith recommended two books this week

Post Office (Bukowski) http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780061177576-4

The Midnight Disease  (Flaherty)
http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780618485413-0

Laura Savino on getting the help you need

Laura is an iOS developer with Khan Academy who came to programming after having studied & taught human languages.

She recently had the chance to give some advice to beginning programmers at App Camp for Girls, and helped them learn & practice a few techniques for getting unstuck. 

James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

Aug 6, 2014

Jeff Biggus talks to us about the Julia Programming Language - it runs on the LLVM.

Jeff is a longtime Mac and iOS developer who organizes his thoughts at http://hyperjeff.net. He tweets at @hyperjeff.

Chris Adamson with upcoming events

Chris will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

He interviewed Curtis Herbert of the Cocoa Love conference http://cocoalove.org

He also mentioned:

http://denverlibrary.org/event/patents-and-trademarks-steve-jobs-art-and-technology-changed-world

http://360idev.com/

http://2014.xoxofest.com

http://reactconf.com

http://cocoaconf.com/

Josh Smith recommended two books this week for your reading list

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jonathan-livingston-seagull/id721183597?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Purely Functional Data Structures by Chris Okasaki

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/purely-functional-data-structures/id811952944?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E


Matt Smollinger talked about moving beyond REST for mobile devices

Matt has been involved in software development since he was building simple games on his parents’ Commodore VIC20. He started dabbling in Mac development in the early 2000s, but really dove in head-first with the launch of the iPhone. Since then, he’s done Mac and iOS development for major publishers, marketing companies, and technology companies such as myYearbook, MeetMe, AWeber Communications. His current focus is his ed-tech startup: Skaffl, where he's the CTO and co-founder.

James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

Jul 24, 2014

Matt Gemmell talks about his blog post Confessions of an ex-developer

Matt is a freelance writer and aspiring novelist. He has written for many magazines and newspapers, such as The Guardian, Macworld, MacUser, The Loop Magazine, Offscreen, Tap!, and more. He has been interviewed, featured and quoted in various periodicals and news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, The Guardian, The Register, .net Magazine, and many more. He has been writing online on his own blog at mattgemmell.com for twelve years, and has an annual readership of over a million people.

Previously, he spent seven years as a usability consultant and software engineer, with clients including Apple and other Fortune 100 companies, as well as independent developers. He has spoken at conferences worldwide on a variety of topics including usability, user experience, software design, accessibility and innovation, and has released many open source projects that have been used in hundreds of applications on iOS and OS X.

He lives in the city of Edinburgh, in Scotland, with his wife Lauren.

http://mattgemmell.com
@mattgemmell
You can support his writing at http://www.patreon.com/mattgemmell

Chris Adamson with What's Happening

Chris will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School at CocoaConf Columbus.

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

Conference he mentioned this week:

http://nsscotland.com
https://twitter.com/cmdrconf
http://www.nativesummit.co.uk
http://www.iosdevuk.com/
http://nsconference.com/
http://cocoaheads.org/
http://www.nsbelfast.com
http://www.meetup.com/NSLondon/
http://nscodernight.com
http://cocoalove.org
http://cocoaconf.com

Here's a link to the Swift Tutorial - register your interest if you'd like it to run at http://nsscotland.com/tutorial.html

Josh Smith's Reading List

Josh has updated his iOS Games Workshop for the fall CocoaConf tour.

"Build iOS Games with Sprite Kit" is  the book he co-wrote with Jonathan Penn, available now in paperback. http://pragprog.com/book/pssprite/build-ios-games-with-sprite-kit

Josh recommends that you add "The most famous suppressed book in computer history" to your reading list:

Lions Commentary on UNIX by John Lions
http://www.abebooks.com/Lions-Commentary-UNIX-John-Annabooks/12540614988/bd?cm_mmc=gmc-_-gmc-_-PLA-_-v01

Dave Verwer is the publisher of iOS Dev Weekly

iOS Dev Weekly celebrates its 3rd Birthday on Friday 25th July (1st issue was 5th August 2011). http://iosdevweekly.com/.


Dave is also a trainer and consultant through his company Shiny Development.

http://shinydevelopment.com.
@daveverwer


* Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

Jul 9, 2014

Jonathan Blocksom talks about the new Graphics 3D APIs for iOS 8: Metal and SceneKit

(SceneKit has been available for OS X but is now coming to iOS).

Jonathan Blocksom is an iOS Developer at Capital One in McLean, VA, and also teaches OpenGL for the Big Nerd Ranch.

Chris Adamson with What's Happening

Chris will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School at CocoaConf Columbus.

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

https://distill.engineyard.com
http://reactconf.com
http://2014.xoxofest.com
http://mobilewebdevconference.com/
http://360idev.com/
http://www.iosdevuk.com/
http://nsspain.com/
http://cocoaconf.com/

Josh Smith with Reading List

Josh has updated his iOS Games Workshop for the fall CocoaConf tour. 

He recommends that you add two books to your reading list:

Words that Hurt, Words that Heal by Joseph Telushkin

The Power of a Positive No by William Ury

Jaimee Newberry on finding the celebrity for your app

Jaimee spent 15 years as a web designer/developer, she has led UX strategy + design on iOS and mobile applications since 2010. 

She is currently an executive and personal coach, a speaker and writer helping people with Leadership, Communication, Life Design, Personal Brand, and Avoiding/Recovering from Burnout.

jaimeejaimee.com
@jaimeejaimee

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart"

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone"

Jun 26, 2014

* Rob Napier talks to us about what sort of language Swift is.

Rob Napier is a long time OS X and iOS developer and author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits with Mugunth Kumar. He focuses on low level issues including text layout, performance, networking, and security. His main open source work is the cross-language encryption format, RNCryptor. He will be speaking at CocoaConf in Atlanta in December.

iosptl.com
robnapier.net
@cocoaphony
github.com/rncryptor

* Chris Adamson will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School at CocoaConf Columbus.

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/traveling-steve-jobs-patent-exhibit-moves-to-denver

360idev.com
mgdsummit.com
mobilewebdevconference.com
mobiletechcon.de
iosdevuk.com
nativesummit.co.uk
cocoaconf.com

* Josh Smith has updated his iOS Games Workshop for the fall CocoaConf tour. 

He recommends that you add Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly by Bertrand Meyer to your reading list

* Scott Kovatch is a long-time Mac and iOS developer He provided a fairly comprehensive list of books

Some good resources for learning about new games, or more information on a game you've heard about:

Boad Game Geek
http://www.boardgamegeek.com

Dice Tower
http://www.dicetower.com

Casual Game Revolution
http://casualgamerevolution.com

Games Magazine
http://www.gamesmagazine-online.com


Want to join a group or start your own?
Meetup
http://www.meetup.com

And, check out these iOS board game conversions:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fishing-derby/id661444332?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agricola/id561521557?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puerto-rico-hd/id438437326?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/le-havre-the-harbor/id517685886?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stone-age-the-board-game/id564247778?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pandemic-the-board-game/id700793523?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suburbia/id681966300?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ticket-to-ride/id432504470?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catan-hd/id390422167?mt=8&at=11l56E
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scotland-yard/id494302506?mt=8&at=11l56E

* Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

Daniel is the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Jun 13, 2014
The CocoaConf Podcast -- Episode 2

* Upgrade prices: Charles Perry

Charles Perry is the owner of Metakite Software which specializes in building iOS apps for productive people. He also co-hosts Release Notes, a weekly podcast about the business of Mac and iOS indie software development. When Charles isn't writing software, you'll probably find him making a mess in the kitchen as he cooks, bakes, or brews.

Metakite Software: http://metakite.com
Release Notes: http://releasenotes.tv
Blog Post: http://metakite.com/blog/2014/06/simulating-upgrade-pricing-with-app-bundles/

* Survey Line

Our Skype address is cocoaconf.podcast.

For Episode 3 leave us your name and tell us why you will or won't be adopting Swift right away.

* Saul Mora with WWDC reactions

Saul is “an upstanding member of the community", and producer of NSBrief  http://nsbrief.com

* What's Happening with Chris Adamson

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog/.

He mentioned events that you can find out more about at the following places:

http://prime.paxsite.com
http://mgdsummit.com
https://360idev.com
http://mobileconference.nl
http://www.360idev.com
http://mobilewebdevconference.com
http://cocoaconf.com

* The Reading List: Joshua Smith.

Jane McGonigal "Reality is Broken"
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/reality-is-broken/id409506505?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

* Programmer Productivity: David Smith

David Smith is an independent iOS developer whose show is available at http://developingperspective.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/_DavidSmith

Relevant Past Shows:

#185: Pick up your Kite.
http://developingperspective.com/2014/05/27/185/

#184: The Middle Path?
http://developingperspective.com/2014/05/16/0/

* Host - Daniel Steinberg

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

Daniel is the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Thanks to Dave Klein and the CocoaConf family for their support. http://cocoaconf.com.
May 27, 2014

Programmer Productivity: Ben Scheirman on Mantle.

Ben is an iOS & Rails developer out of Houston, TX. He runs NSScreencast.com, a popular site for video tutorials on Objective-C and iOS.

Continuous Improvement: Jonathan Penn and Joshua Smith on CocoaPods.

Joshua and Jonathan are the Rubber City Wizards. You can find CocoaPods at http://cocoapods.org.

Event listing with Chris Adamson.

Chris blogs at [Time code];. He mentioned events that you can find out more about at the following places:

Jeff LaMarche with advice for WWDC attendees.

Jeff is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Martian Craft. His blog post on advice for WWDC first-timers is at iPhone & Mac Development: WWDC First Timer's Guide 2013 Edition.

Saul Mora with WWDC predictions.

Saul is “an upstanding member of the community", and producer of NSBrief.

Daniel Steinberg, host.

Daniel is the author of Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone. He mentioned Erica Sadun’s article which you can find at Breaking: EVERYTHING we know about the iPhone 6.

Thanks to Dave Klein and the CocoaConf family for their support.

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