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A mind blowing source of iOS code ideas + thoughts on coding environments

From: Edward P.
Sent on: Saturday, January 5, 2013 9:18 AM
How many years now have we been doing ObjC?  And every single day I'm still learning. Learning lots.

Coding for the iOS to me is almost a Zen experience sometimes. What's is happening now [IMHO], is that the confines of working in such limited real estate is putting the designers in charge [yes, those crazy Greenpoint/Williamsburg Hipsters Rue, AKA You mean you don't have a 20 year old Sony Walkman glued to your hip, dude, you just ain't cool!].  We are now seeing an evolution (revolution) in interface design, all over again. The last few years it seemed to just stagnate on the web. Sure awesome new CSS effects, but nothing that made me say, WOW! Like the old days.

At one point Apple made the law stick: follow the HIG guidelines exactly or else almost certain rejections. These days it's almost anything goes, as long as it's cool.

This site has become an invaluable resource on how to do crazy shit on the tiniest of screens, worth a look:
http://maniacdev.com/

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I was stuck for years in the php/mysql worlds for server side, which was cool. But what a change for 2013, it's like one has eaten a giant sugar cube, and your head is exploding with the NOW. My current work world, and my tools of the trade.

Heroku
PostgreSQL
Rails
GitHub
TeamCity
TestFlight
PivotalTracker for project management.

Builds appear immediately on clients mobile devices, and they are hooked. It's great to swing a juicy contract, and have a client say:  So how far in do we see our first demo on our iPads, we've been waiting weeks for our new web site guys in/house to show us anything. Growl!

Me: How about tomorrow?  The look is priceless. Continuous Integration rules these days. It just rocks. I actually think of it as Revolutionary Integration now. It really is a revolution in  programming. And it just works. Bring it on. :-)

Happy coding in 2013.

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Edward J. Potter, Managing Partner, ByteFly, USA

http://www.bytefly.com


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