WWDC 2011 Checklist

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With barely a few days left for WWDC, we’re providing you with a last-minute checklist guide for first time WWDC attendees. If your a first-time developer attending WWDC, we highly recommend reading Jeff LaMarche’s WWDC Survival Guide. It provides a great tips from a well-known WWDC veteran.

Patterns in Programming: Part II

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Last week, in Part I, we began our audio excursion. In Part II, we resume our patterns of discovery in the parallel universes of software and music. Software contains a meaningful purpose, realized during run-time execution; likewise, music’s raison d’être achieves its ultimate goal when performed and heard.

More Javascript and jQuery Mistakes

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Continuing my last post, here are some more Javascript and jQuery mistakes that you should avoid. These are common mistakes that can be tricky even for seasoned developers. Javascript is a language with a greater-than-average number of quirks and becoming familiar with them can make your life easier.

Wanna work with Apple? Get ready to Think Different…

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I have been in love with Apple since I was 12. In 1982 a friend of mine showed me an Apple and a PET computer sitting side by side in his dad’s home office and I remember thinking that this is what I wanted to do with my life. Since then I have always been […]

Lemonade Stands and Mobile Applications

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Growing up in the Midwest, the Lemonade Stand was probably the initial business venture for every kid in my neighborhood. The entirety of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations encapsulated into a sunny summer afternoon, with sticky hands, yellow-jackets, and messes for Mom and Dad to clean up thrown in for fun.

Bloomberg businessnews interview on Apple execs initiatives

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I had a great discussion with Doug Macmillan a writer from Bloomberg who is doing a story on how several Apple execs have realized that they could do more to help Apple’s App ecosystem outside of the company then inside of Apple. Doug’s article is spot on and gives a great aggregated perspective from several […]

Patterns in Programming: Part I

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Just so I don’t mislead you, this is not about Adapter, Bridge, Abstract factory, and other dry (yet important) software design ideas.Instead we will discuss patterns of the programming process and their relationships to musical expressions. This is, more or less, a personal exposé into one of my approaches to writing software. Like many people […]

Debugging iOS App build problems

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When developing iOS apps, debugging build problems can be difficult. You have built and tested your app in the simulator and it seems to work, but when you make an Ad Hoc build to send to your testers, they can’t install it. One of the simplest ways to resolve these issues is to use the […]

EASE video tutorial I

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In this first video in our EASE iOS Development series, we will be taking you through the process of signing up and configuring your iOS Development account. We will guide you through the iOS Development portal, which includes setting up your development certificate, adding your device, and creating your provisioning profile.

Development profiles and Ad Hoc profiles

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New iOS developers often find it confusing to navigate the iOS provisioning portal. Every iOS app needs to be built with a provisioning profile, which contains rules about which devices are allowed to run the app. We often see new developers confused about the difference between a Development profile and an Ad Hoc profile.