Category Archives: development

WWDC’s not broken, but it could use some upgrades

John Gruber on fixing WWDC: It occurs to me that Apple did make a major change to help those who don’t or can’t attend WWDC: they release the session videos remarkably soon after the conference ends. Watching the videos is not the same thing as being there (no labs, for one thing), but it’s a […]
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Mac memory management tips for the rest of us.

http://inessential.com/2010/06/28/how_i_manage_memory

3.3.1 | Apple’s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement

After last Thursday’s announcement of iPhone OS4 an update to the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement was found on the Apple developer website that prohibited the use of any third party cross compilers and/or language wrappers/converters for the use of making iPhone applications.  This is described in the update to section 3.3.1: 3.3.1 — Applications may […]
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The absolute best way to improve your coding skills!

The absolute best way to improve your coding skills is to read the absolute best advanced MVVM book EVAR! If you’re programming WPF or Silverlight, don’t pass up the opportunity to give Advanced MVVM a read. Written by one of the best WPF developers in the known universe, it’s sure to be useful and worth […]
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Project Natal gets the couch off your butt

Project Natal is a “controller free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft.  Natal is being created for the Xbox 360 game platform and is based on an add-on for the console that will enable you to interact via gestures, spoken commands, or other physical objects.  In case that doesn’t sound extremely exciting, take a look […]
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WWDC 2009 | Highlights | new iPhone release: iPhone 3GS date and information

Highlights from WWDC 2009 Keynote: iPhone OS 3.0 available worldwide June 17th My weapon of choice this year for the Keynote stream was http://www.macrumorslive.com.  They have a good stream text feed, and an even better streaming pictures feed.  The pictures updated more often than the text, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they caught every […]
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Google Wave : Talk about doing conversations the ‘right way’

Google is blowing this whole communication business out of the water.  There are a ton of features in Google Wave that have been combined to create something that is just better than other communication services. Every feature of the platform was obviously thought through.  The whole time I’ve been watching the video (I’m still watching […]
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iPhone overheated: the peak of good UX

A picture of an iPhone warning screen appeared on The iPhone Blog yesterday.  Apparently the iPhone gives a pleasant warning sign when it starts to overheat.  Little warning signs like this, that inform the user of what’s happening, is what keeps Apple on top.  Apple continues to prove how crucial machine-to-human communication is.  This message […]
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Multitouch Interface on a budget

If you don’t have enough money to buy a Surface, why not make one yourself?  For 3% of the price.  Yes.  Instead of a $12,000 Surface you can build your own multitouch machine for $350.  Sounds like a great deal to me.  I think this would be a great solution for people that want to […]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The […]
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What I’ve been up to

I apologize for the lack of posts over the past few days.  Things have been crazy with work.  I’ve been pulling those 12 hour days. Unfortunately when the weekend came I didn’t find much comfort in relaxation.  Instead I spent money on buying Twittersort.com.  I’ve proceeded to spend almost my entire weekend coding the website […]
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Super Bowl Security commanded by Microsoft Surface

Looks like the Microsoft Surface unit is going to be a key player in helping the security team stay organized on Super Bowl Sunday.  Credit goes to Microsoft, E-SPONDER, and Infusion.  Microsoft supplies the Surface unit, E-SPONDER supplied the connections to the security data network, and Infusion Development provided the Falcon Eye technology (the software […]
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WPF and SL developers using Twitter

Yesterday I found the list of iPhone developers that are on Twitter.  Today I decided to start a google spreadsheet Twitter list that has all the WPF and Silverlight developers on it.  If you want your name on the list just go to this form. You’ll also be able to follow all of these users […]
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Looking for all the iPhone developers using Twitter?

I was reading Jeff LaMarche’s iPhone Development blog and saw that Tim Haines (developer of the BurnBall iPhone game) has put up a google spreadsheet document that all the iPhone developers can put their twitter accounts on.  There’s even a ruby script that somebody made so that you can add them all at once!  Pretty […]
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Check out these Mix10K applications

There’s a 10K coding challenge being presented for MIX09.  From their site: “The grand prize winner will live large at MIX09 – they’ll receive a pass to the MIX09 event, 3 nights at The Venetian Hotel and a $1500 Visa gift card. The community choice winner will receive a $1500 visa gift card. And, three […]
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