Episode 152: Stubborn About Great Things

Manton and Daniel speculate about iCloud Drive’s accessibility by non-Mac-App-Store apps, and talk about distributed version control systems and how Git emerged victorious among them.

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  • iCloud Drive – Apple’s public marketing for the upcoming cloud storage feature.
  • Dropbox – Widely-known and well-regarded cloud “drive” provider.
  • Document Provider Extensions – Apple solution that may allow e.g. Dropbox or another cloud storage solution to provide file browsers to any app.
  • Bazaar – Distributed version control system from Canonical.
  • Mercurial – Daniel’s preferred distributed version control system.
  • Git – You know, the distributed version control system that won.
  • GitHub – Value-adding Git hosting site widely credited with aiding Git’s success.
  • GitX – Recently maintained fork of an older, open source Git GUI client.
  • Tower – Popular Mac Git client which was recently updated.
  • Gitbox – Git client that Manton likes but which has not been updated often.
  • SourceTree – Git and Mercurial client for Mac.
  • Beanstalk – Git-hosting service that Manton preferred until giving into GitHub’s domination.
  • Bitbucket – Mercurial and Git hosting service run by Atlassian, the developers of SourceTree.
  • Kiln – Mercurial and Git hosting with a twist: access any repository from either technology.

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August 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm.

Episode 151: Enough Is Enough

Daniel and Manton speculate about Swift’s 1.0 release date, Manton visits NYC’s 5th Avenue Apple Store, and we follow up on Jared Sinclair and the challenge of succeeding on the app stores.

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  • Swift Blog – Apple’s casual source for news about the development of Swift.
  • Apple Store Fifth Avenue – The underground Manhattan store topped with a beautiful glass cube.
  • My New Job – Jared Sinclair announces his acceptance of a full-time job.
  • Unread – Jared Sinclair’s RSS app, which will be put into maintenance mode.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blogging app.
  • Sunlit – iOS photo-journaling app by Manton and Jonathan Hays.
  • App.net State of the Union – May announcement from App.net about the future of the service.
  • Ship Your App Weekly – Blog post by Klaas Pieter Annema encouraging frequent update releases.

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August 22, 2014 at 7:24 am.

Episode 150: Full On Nickel And Diming

Manton and Daniel discuss coping with email support while traveling, the pros and cons of app localization, Swift’s operator overloading, and coding playgrounds for the common person.

(Note – this update corrects an error in the previous submission that caused a long silence in the middle of the episode).

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August 14, 2014 at 8:12 am.

Episode 149: We Used To Be Better At This

Daniel and Manton discuss the value of delegating in home repair and software development, celebrate the steady improvement of Swift, and complain about the rampant “that’s fine for Marco” attitude among some folks.

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  • AFNetworking – Popular, robust iOS networking library by Mattt Thompson.
  • Alamofire – Mattt Thompson’s Swift-based networking library.
  • Apples to Apples, Part II – Jesse Squires puts Swift’s run-time performance to the test.
  • Overcast – Marco Arment’s podcasting app for iOS.
  • App Rot – Marco Arment reflects upon issues surrounding app store success.
  • Debug #43 – Marco Arment joins the Debug podcast crew.
  • Five Hard Lessons – Jared Sinclair’s followup to his article about Unread and the reaction to it.
  • MathTime – Owen Voorhees’s iOS app that was promoted by Rush Limbaugh.
  • @wii – Yet another Twitter account that Manton owns but never uses…

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August 8, 2014 at 5:00 am.