Episode 213: Fired Up To Make Software

Manton and Daniel celebrate iTunes Connect reopening, discuss Twitter 4.0 and scrutiny it received, compare end of year goals, and consider the value of a personal code of conduct for directing business ambitions.

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December 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm.

Episode 212: The Week Of No Rejections

Daniel and Manton discuss Apple’s annual iTunes Connect shutdown, Manton’s application for Slack’s developer venture fund, the magic of financially successful companies who remain seemingly small, and the relative merits of public vs. private social networks.

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December 24, 2015 at 11:53 am.

Episode 211: A Microcosm Of Your Life

Manton and Daniel discuss Apple TV development challenges, Apple’s executive team shakeup and its impact on the App Stores, and keeping a good attitude about successes and shortcomings as an ambitious indie developer.

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December 18, 2015 at 9:00 am.

Episode 210: They Pushed It To GitHub

Daniel and Manton react to Swift’s open-sourcing, and the extent to which it adds momentum to the language and increases its appeal. They also discuss the open-sourcing of Microsoft’s MarsEdit-esque blog editor, Windows Live Writer.

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  • Swift.org – Apple’s new home-page for the Swift open-source project.
  • WebKit.org – Another example of a major open source project from Apple.
  • Swift-Evolution – Apple’s project dedicated to mapping the future of Swift.
  • IBM Swift Sandbox – Interactive Swift compiler web page from IBM.
  • Perfect – Swift-based web server project.
  • Lasso – Old-school software from Perfect developer Kyle Jessup.
  • Ecto – The once-powerful competitor to MarsEdit.
  • OpenLiveWriter – Open-source blog editor based on Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer.
  • WordPress 4.4 – The latest open-source version of WordPress, code-named “Clifford.”
  • WordPress.com REST API – Server-side API against which Calypso is built.
  • WP REST API – Open-source API being gradually introduced to WordPress.org project.

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December 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm.

Episode 209: We Need A Grand Gesture

Manton and Daniel lament the long-standing shortcomings of the Mac App Store, discuss Bohemian Coding’s recent decision to pull Sketch from the store, and Daniel shares his growing admiration for Swift.

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  • Leaving the Mac App Store – Bohemian Coding’s announcement of Sketch departing the store.
  • Pieter Omvlee – Founder of Bohemian Coding and speaker at Release Notes.
  • Too Late? – Manton’s blog post about the prospects for saving the Mac App Store.
  • 59 Days – Round-up of Mac App Store news from Michael Tsai, including remark about his long approval delay.
  • Swift Expert – Daniel’s do{iOS} post-talk interview.
  • Swift Blog – Apple’s public blog about Swift, long predating the open-source project.

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December 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm.