Getting Started Resources for Mac and iOS Developers

Are you just getting started with Mac or iOS development?  Maybe just trying to improve what you know?  Here is a great resource from Dave Mark.  Everything is covered including blogs, conferences, forums and official Apple documentation. I went … [Continue reading]

Vesper – The First App for iOS 7

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I've been spending a fair amount of time with Xcode 5 and iOS 7 lately.  I can't mention specifics, but I can say it's a direction I am very happy to see.  There are a lot of good things happening in there. Charles Perry points out how Vesper, the … [Continue reading]

iOS 7 and Seizing an Opportunity

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The past few days have been filled with all things Apple and I have been drinking from the firehose all things iOS 7.  Apple announced an anticipated upgrade to iOS on Monday but not just any upgrade.  The new operating system changes the way users … [Continue reading]

Use TinyURL from Ruby

I recently found myself needing to use TinyURL on a client project.  I did a bit of scouring the web for some Ruby code to solve the problem but with little success.  Much to my surprise they don't have an available API, but they do have a way to … [Continue reading]

Sometimes Great Service and Transparency Have to Be Enough

Yesterday DNSimple, my DNS provider and domain registrar of choice, suffered from a Denial of Service (DoS) attack and as a result their service went down.  This affected my sites and the sites of many people I know. DNSimple is a bit of a different … [Continue reading]

Google Obviously Loves Developers, When Will Apple?

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When is Apple going to begin listening to developers as well as Google does? The tools Apple gives developers as part of iTunes Connect (the portal we use to publish and maintain our applications), are better than they used to be but are subpar … [Continue reading]

Talking about Building iOS Application on The Tablet Show Episode 85

I was a guest recently on The Tablet Show with Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin, to talk about iOS development, client projects, API's with Ruby on Rails and creating applications with interactive back ends. I think it turned out pretty well but I … [Continue reading]

7 Great Bootstrapping Podcasts to Jumpstart Your Business Today

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I love podcasts.  I listen to them in the car, walking or sometimes even when working.  I can't get enough of the good ones and you probably can't either. Since attending MicroConf last week I can't stop thinking about creating products, recurring … [Continue reading]

Dead Simple Model Diagrams for Your Rails Project

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While working on Rails project I often find myself wanting a visual representation of my model classes.  I usually grab a notebook and manually write them out. Depending on the project, it can take time. I started searching for a diagramming tool … [Continue reading]

MicroConf 2013 was Freakin’ Awesome

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I had the opportunity to attend this years rendition of MicroConf in Las Vegas, NV, run by Rob Walling and Mike Tabor and attended by many great people. All I can say, I will be back next year. MicroConf is a conference not for startups who took … [Continue reading]