Episode 167: That Little Tinge Of Uncertainty

Daniel and Manton talk about Daniel’s first open-source Swift code, whether Daniel will give up the Git vs. Mercurial fight, and answer listener Q&A about whether and when to adopt Swift.

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  • Blockpass – Daniel’s GitHub-hosted Swift-inclusive project.
  • Mercurial – A fine version control system that not enough people appreciate.
  • Tower – OS X client app for managing Git repositories.
  • Gitbox – Another OS X client app for Git.

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December 22, 2014 at 6:33 am.

Episode 166: I Should Be Making A Mac App

Manton and Daniel talk about the Hour of Code campaign, reflect upon talking to kids about code, and answer listener questions about selling directly to customers on the web, and managing source code for multiple platform and OS targets.

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  • Hour of Code – Global campaign to encourage non-coders to take a swing at coding.
  • Code.org – Organizers of Hour of Code.
  • iTunes Hour of Code – Feature from Apple listing apps, books, and podcasts pertinent to coding.
  • First Coding President – Wired claims Obama became the first President of the United States to write a computer program.
  • National Novel Writing Month – Organization for encouraging budding authors.
  • Aquatic Prime – Cryptographic license code software, originally by Lucas Newman.
  • Kagi – Venerable payment processing company.
  • Stripe – Modern, developer-friendly payment processing company.
  • FastSpring – Payment processing plus hosting infrastructure in one product.
  • PotionStore – Andy Kim’s Ruby-based web software sales package.

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December 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm.

Episode 165: Unflappable Xcode Bravado

Daniel and Manton talk about growing complexity of Apple’s various Xcode project targets, Daniel’s fledgling iOS share extension, Manton’s winding-down Twitter apps, and the ironies of Twitter’s great developer support for platforms other than Twitter.

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December 5, 2014 at 1:47 pm.