A .NET Developer In An iOS World

Gwinnet Tech, Building 100, Room 401

Developing for iOS can be pretty intimidating, especially if you have never worked with Objective-C. In this talk, Matthew will help us see how our skills in .NET can be leveraged in building Native applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you have ever been interested in developing for the iOS platform but were unsure how to get started or wondered how your skills will translate then do not miss Matthew's talk.

Matthew is a Senior Software Engineer for Vertigo Software. Matthew has over a decade of experience designing and developing applications using .NET and most recently for iOS. If you want to find out more about Matthew check out his site: http://mstrick.com or follow him on twitter: @strickland


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  • Matthew S.

    Hey everyone, some good news... NSScreencast has offered a coupon for everyone in the group. If you sign up using the link below you will receive 1/2 off the first month bringing the cost to $4.50

    Link: https://www.nsscreencast.com/users/new?coupon=natl-ug

    Enjoy!

    March 20, 2013

    • Cesar V.

      hey I know you! You're that guy who built that insurance thing! ;)

      July 26, 2013

  • Tahir K.

    I had to leave early during the iOS meeting(production issues - have we all not been there?). BTW, lately I have been playing with xamarin (xamarin.com) wherein you can write apps for iOS and Android using the xamarin studio and C#!!. I know some objective C, so I wrote a small app to test it. I was impressed and maybe there is something here or maybe it falls apart when you try to push its limits? Regardless, I do not work for them or anything but thought would be something worth sharing

    March 16, 2013

    • Tahir K.

      Jason: The app I wrote was a R&D proof of concept app. I realize it may not be ready for prime time just as yet. Regardless, this is what Xamarin has to say about limitations in their product. http://docs.xamarin.c...­

      March 17, 2013

    • Jason F.

      Not what I meant: sorry for being unclear. I meant limitations on the demo version. P/invoke makes sense.

      March 17, 2013

  • Jason F.

    And now, some random tips when it comes to owning a Mac for wanting to program in Objective C.

    1) Make sure you keep it updated. Use Software Update.
    2) Make sure you set up a Recovery Partition if you don't have one already. Check /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility if need be (Finder, Applications on left, rest should be obvious).
    3) If you get many kernel panics (think blue screens, only these auto restart the computer for you) and need to re-install the OS, use that Recovery Partition! There is Internet Recovery available, but it doesn't work at all locations. My extended stay is one of those locations that is stubborn about internet usage.
    4) Do not install flash on it. Use Safari or Chrome for YouTube.
    5) Know where your nearest physical Apple Store is.

    This has been the morning rant when dealing with a computer that shouldn't have problems, but occasionally does.

    (Seriously, I do not get that many issues with my Mac: this should hopefully just be an isolated case.)

    March 16, 2013

    • Jason F.

      Okay, my Mac should have a clean bill of health now. It's just taking awhile to download Xcode and the SDK stuff. No experimenting for me until at least tomorrow.

      March 16, 2013

    • Jason F.

      Scratch that. Logic board failure. In the hands of the Apple Store now.

      March 17, 2013

  • Matthew S.

    Hey everyone, thank you for last night and the great feedback. Below I have a link to a blog containing my slides and links from the talk. Enjoy!

    http://my.mstrick.com/iostalkfordotnet

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Jeff A.

    Matthew is an excellent presenter who helped gave us a gentle intro to Objective C and iOS.

    March 14, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Glad I could avoid bad traffic for this.

    March 14, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Major accident ahead. OY!

    March 14, 2013

  • Jeff A.

    Good luck!

    March 14, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Traffic is evil. Both highway and local. Hurrying slowly.

    March 14, 2013

  • Lance E.

    Wish I could make it, had last minute change of plans

    March 14, 2013

  • Rayne H.

    Does the group have a Twitter handle?

    March 12, 2013

    • Jeff A.

      Someone in Brazil has the GGMUG twitter handle. I usually tweet reminders and stuff from my personal account which is @jeffa00.

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • Carlos A. M.

    Another compromise

    March 11, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Will try to make it. Traffic can be a pain right after work.

    March 11, 2013

  • LaNora

    Have to cancel due to an appointment conflict.

    February 25, 2013

  • yaya d.

    Hey everyone! I'm a newbie!! IT student and Passionate about programming
    Trained in java and now c#... Hope to learn a bit more! And meet other programmers

    See you there!

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • Jeff A.

      Looking forward to meeting you. Welcome to the group!

      February 19, 2013

  • Matthew S.

    Hey everyone, looking forward to being with you all in March. If you have any questions in advance feel free to ask here.

    Thanks,
    Matthew

    1 · January 16, 2013

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