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The iDeveloper Podcast

Steve Scott (Scotty) & John Fox

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The iDeveloper Podcast is a magazine style podcast for OS X and iOS developers. Each episode looks at subjects such as recent developer news, technical issues around cocoa and cocoa touch, the latest tools and utilities as well as examining the business side of being an indie Mac or iOS developer.
 
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The boys discuss yesterday's Apple event, their purchases, and their thoughts on the continued M1 development and the complete lack of options for monitors. John talks his continued work on accessibility custom actions. Scotty talks his work on transitioning between two systems, what to transition, and what to leave behind.…
 
This week the boys also touch on the upcoming Apple event and the high ratio of job satisfaction within the industry. Scotty shares his week of working on a command line tool and his experience with the swift argument parser. John talks about his ever-growing dynamic component library and its uses within adaptive layouts, especially his recent work…
 
This week the boys talk John's recent musical accomplishments and how he's been resolving constraints with UIButtons when the size of the content is dynamic. Scotty talks his recent work on a client's feature set and the inheritance decisions that come with an existing codebase. One More Thing by James Dempsey & The Breakpoints | Apple Music One Mo…
 
Continuing on from Monday's episode, John reveals the thrilling conclusion to his discussion on his dynamic icon button class. Scotty takes a nostalgic look back at the business and development environments of Mac apps and offers some in-home-office workout tips. Twitter | Drew McCormackBy Steve Scott (Scotty) & John Fox
 
With a positive start this week, John talks some excitement with a new blank slate project he's working on and the pros and cons of open sourcing. Scotty talks his week of squashing a couple of little bugs and checking off down the to-do list, and investigates the world of cross-platform apps, especially any alternatives to Electron. Liz Phair song…
 
Using his background of language and indie development, John talks the work of localisation, especially indie localisation tools, and the difference between linguistically correct and culturally correct. Scotty shares the extent of his week of primarily client work, with the coordination of some changes for an upcoming 'thing'. Lokalise | Localisat…
 
Back with some post-vacation clarity, John shares a bug fix (with the help of the Customer Care Team) with voice control when using a custom UIButton class. While Scotty talks his unintentional internet blackout, the lack of cellular service, and how modern apps have developed an evergrowing internet connection addiction. Michael Fey 1Password Blog…
 
Starting with some swift ridicule this week John attempts to absolve himself from some small indiscretions from last week and talks the latest update to Preferred Content Size support within Netflix. Scotty talks dealing with background errors and how to present them in the UI and the difficulty in creating errors on the ensembles based MoneyWell s…
 
Celebrating the ripe old age of 300 episodes, this week the boys reminisce on past show titles and attempt to guess the content of the episode. John talks implementing Apple's new SharePlay and Group Activities APIs in his card-based side project and shares his cheat to learning new APIs. Scotty talks the honesty behind remote working, from billing…
 
This week the boys read some viewer mail, talk the importance of real human QA people especially in situations where real devices are needed for testing, the nuances of working on larger apps with larger teams, MoneyWell Migration and the synchronisation of attachments and the possible endless cycle of continuously upping the SwfitLint Cyclomatic C…
 
With John coming live from the east coast and Italian breakdowns, this week the boys talk ever-changing work conditions, from working remotely to the dynamics of works hours and time zones. John talks his week of heavy meetings and presentations around accessibility and inclusion. Scotty shares his week of being back on getting sync back into Money…
 
This week the boys talk the possible return to a new 'normal' and how companies like Apple might evolve, especially with the future of WWDC. Johns work on dynamically sized cells for low vision users and the evolution of accessibility. Scotty shares his client work hiatus to better focus on MoneyWell. James Dempsey & The Breakpoints: Write To The M…
 
This week the boys talk this years WWDC and how its changed over the course of the pandemic. John talks his continued work on video and animation with AVComposition and his newfound love for double.random(in:). Scotty talks the ever-developing nature of client work and when it's best to move on. Also some results on last weeks question of user onbo…
 
A week of object success stories with John sharing his recent praise and developed conversations of last week's release of his Dynamic Type success. Also talks about his find of a great music isolation app with a great first-run experience. Scotty shares his recent commit successes on a new project from an existing client and keeping the balance of…
 
John shares his latest adventures into AVMutableComposition and also his latest ship which contains his recent Dynamic Type work. Scotty talks his not-so-much-a-failure of his recent work on CoreData and sync within MoneyWell, namely, when is the best time to persist the data? Dynamic Type for the Netflix iOS app’s Detail Pages…
 
This week the boys talks the progression of technologies using MemoryMiner as a yardstick. John talks the difficulty in finding the right feature set for software for use by human beings. Scotty talks his recent frustrations with debugging CloudKit and his deep dive into the iDeveloper archives by listening back to Episode 1 and how much things hav…
 
After finding an additional fractional listener from down the back of the couch thanks to the new Apple AirTags, this week the boys talk the nature of social media companies tracking and privacy policies. John talks his recent dynamic type BugBash and the world of high speed text rendering, namely the problems with widows and orphans. And the boys …
 
John shares his recent hold up with a failed screenshot test with some dynamic type on a certain canvas with some certain languages. Also talks the surprise joy of SwiftUI Buttons. Scotty talks his recent client work on a more complex Mac app after a 6 month hiatus and the joy of finding a few helpful comments. Scotty also attempts to liken softwar…
 
This week the boys discuss the recently announced Spring Apple Event. John shares his successes with the debug tool mentioned last week and some accessibility improvements being made off the back of it. Scotty shares his more successful week of working with test data on some recent client work and his work in graphic contexts and the complexity of …
 
John shares his week of working on a card game based app for a friend, the noticed differences between SwiftUI and UIKit, and some developer decisions that have cropped up. Also his upcoming day of accessibility bug fixing. Scotty shares his week of growing incompetence, starting with the ever more difficult task of recording a podcast, down to his…
 
With reflections on their WWDC premonitions from last week against the latest announcement and rumours, John shares some surprise praise for the fractional listener and his recent troubles with passing Objective-C to JavaScript. Scotty talks of a Command Line Tool he's been working on this week and the lack of resources that comes bundled with that…
 
This week the boys try and get ahead of the curve and discuss what they want to see at WWDC2021. John shares his continued dive into the mire of AVMutableComposition and the patchwork of available documentation. Scotty talks his unintentional tech news blackout and the best ways to prevent and deal with burnout. It Could Be Worse | YouTube Debuggin…
 
This week the boys touch on the various ways communicating errors through the user back to the developer. John shares his successes with AVMutableCompostiton from the last few weeks work around his HackDay project. Scotty talks the recent decisions being made with MoneyWell iOS, and the possibly soon to be expansion of the company. Splice | An amaz…
 
This week John announces the results of his most recent HackDay and the lessons learnt from HackDays long past, also talks the use of PDF / SVG for Netflix badges. Scotty talks his recent work with reworking the old MoneyWell codebase and his search for views, also a possibly unknown power tool for GitHub. Month Python - "Not Dead Yet" | YouTube On…
 
This week the boys talk the progression of languages in parallel with hardware. John hints at some possible near future success with his most recent HackDay and likens coding in Swift with landing on Mars. Scotty talks his steadily growing pile of dead MacBooks, using XcodeGen in MoneyWell and some work with fastlane including some issues with mult…
 
This week John talks some design issues with Dynamic Type being used within Tab Bars and some problem solving using SwiftUI. Also a bug within Full Keyboard Access. Scotty talks his recent work on MoneyWell and re-implementing sync into the existing codebase and the decisions that need to made on what sync platform to use. Kaleidoscope Magnificatio…
 
This week Scotty shares his first experience with Apple's new M1 chip with a client's 2021 MacBook Air, how this compares with last years DTK and his 2018 Intel MacBook Pro, as well as some quirks that are still to be ironed out. John share his work this week with A/B tests on VoiceOver, the connection between what's visibly happening on screen thr…
 
This week the boys continue their discussion of business within the software world and how Scotty has been trying to put business decisions ahead of technical ones, with mixed success. Scotty also talks about updating the MoneyWell website and some decisions being made for the app itself, especially regarding sync possibilities. Paul Hawken | Wikip…
 
This week the boys share their goals for 2021 and talk the difficulty of making better technical vs. better business decisions. John talks the first Netflix release of the year which includes dynamic text support for casting menus also the milestone of over 200 million Netflix users. Scotty again shares his fairly strong thoughts on KVO and how it'…
 
Back with the first show of 2021 and amongst the current political quagmires on both sides of the Atlantic John talks Apple's latest Racial Equity & Justice Initiative, Netflix's new show Arsène Lupin, and finally getting some decent internet. Scotty talks taking on more contract work and the hopeful future benefits that could be brought to MoneyWe…
 
With that time of year again already and some tales of childhood french pastries, the boys talk their end of year wrap-up mode. John talks his jubilations with the release of dynamic type support and the response from the accessibility community. Also the use of AttributedString with VoiceOver. Scotty talks the trials of having a simple email addre…
 
After a break over Thanksgiving, the boys are back with an update on how remote working is developing the work environment and the pro's and con's of Auto Layout. John also shares more tales of travel, some Thanksgiving thoughts. While Scotty admits how hard working on MoneyWell part time is. British Movie Villains Run John Run Virtual Volunteer | …
 
As well as talking build processes and toolchains, Scotty talks the universal MoneyWell 3.1.1 release and the feedback on the 3.1 release, as well as touching on the woes of his 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard. John talks the anatomy of the iOS Netflix transport controls and a re-creation in SwiftUI. Anatomy of the Netflix Forward Button
 
This week the boys review the latest Apple Event and share their thoughts on the first Apple Silicon machines. John also talks his recent work leading up to 'the quiet period', his ongoing work with languages and translations, and the release of Croatian. Scotty talks the release of MoneyWell 3.1, including the much anticipated full Dark Mode suppo…
 
This week the boys share their thoughts on the recent US election race, with John showing off his democracy sausage. John also talks his recent work with link previews and getting them to work with multiple languages. Scotty talks his recent work with getting MoneyWell Big Sur ready, as well as some Core Graphics work. New York Times Op-Ed Democrac…
 
From the variety of voting practices from country to country and even within the US itself to an honest realisation of MoneyWell. This week the boys talk John's appearance on this seasons Netflix quarterly film thanks to his work with accessibility, while also talking his latest work with dealing with support. Scotty talks the positive feedback on …
 
This week the boys talk more on accessibility based design with John and what he learnt from his recent Data Week, and Scotty's daily use of text size control. Scotty also shares his current work with redesigning the spending plan within MoneyWell and what decisions need to be made going forward with John adding his recent experience with money bas…
 
This week John talks his latest translation success with Netflix now being fully localised for Russia and the work that goes into localising an app, from the many translations for singular English words to the expansions of others. Scotty talks the ever growing generational gap as iOS devices change and grow, compared with navigating the maze of An…
 
With John's return to his regularly scheduled programming this week, he announces his appreciation for user feedback, both good and bad. Also sharing some insight into his current WIP with navigation, and talks on how accessibility is starting to be perceived as more of a fundamental than as an afterthought. Scotty talks his recent delve into Apple…
 
After a much longer than expected break the boys are finally back with a bumper length episode of what's been going on in their world of tech, complete with all the usual incompetence. With Johns recent international adventure, the boys talk what comes with trying to continue to work with a more than significant time difference and how John has exp…
 
Following a brief history lesson on English beer, John talks the changes in implementing the MDX (Multi Device Experience) within the new Network Permissions coming with iOS 14. And still firmly on the KVO train, this week Scotty gives more insight into his work on notifications and bindings within MoneyWell. As well as some small updates on the on…
 
This week Scotty talks more on notifications within the existing MoneyWell and the work being done to bring the code base back up to scratch. Also on the decision on deployment targets, how old is too old? John talks his recent cell sizing problems with dynamic type when viewed on different devices. Also a trip down 'MemoryMiner' lane. Acapulco Cli…
 
Continuing on with accessibility, this week John talks bringing age-old techniques to the present. Whereas Scotty talks new techniques with the latest Big Sur beta and the decisions that developers need to make with each new macOS release. The boys also touch on the latest tech congress hearing. The Specials - It's Up To You XTC - Making Plans For …
 
This week the boys talk testing with John talking through his recent endeavours with a variety of different tests for dynamic type. Also his recent "travels" and how the process of hiring is changing. Scotty talks about his week of list comparison and the future of NSDocument within MoneyWell.By Steve Scott (Scotty) & John Fox
 
John speaks of his rollercoaster of developer emotions this week with some dynamic type within certain cells. And Scotty talks moving MoneyWell from CocoaPods to Swift Package Manager, the pros and cons of Firebase and Swift Package Index. Swift Package Index | The place to find the best Swift packages. James Dempsey & The Breakpoints, WWDC 2020…
 
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