I wrote an article over at Macworld about the interesting turn of events on the stage at Moscone last week. This year’s WWDC keynote felt like a three-act play, with act three being — twist ending — all about me. It felt good to get this kind of love from Apple, and I think it bodes well for the next generation of apps.
A new weekly podcast from myself and Rene Ritchie, in which we discuss the ongoing television renaissance. Our focus for the first episode: 24, Mad Men, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, Game of Thrones, and the dreaded Big Bang Theory. Really this is just an excuse for us to talk about our favorite shows every week.
Learn to code from a scantily-clad woman. From their philosophy page:
If we’ve offended anyone, well, let’s just say there are a lot bigger problems in the world to worry about.
I don’t think this is inherently more deserving of moral outage than Naked News or your local Hooters, but it sure is tone-deaf.
My friend (and very notably in this case, co-worker) Brent Simmons doesn’t care for UI development.
I’ve often wondered why UI programming is less fun than everything else.
My theory is that it’s because so much of it is arbitrary, single-use programming — I’m making a specific screen or view work the way it needs to, and there isn’t much that can be re-used. There are only rarely generic problems to solve. (Those generic problems are mostly solved — that’s what UIKit is for.)
Funny, UI programming is the only kind I like; anything deeper makes me feel like I’m performing brain surgery. I’ll grant that I don’t (and probably couldn’t) write the kind of UI code Brent does for Vesper, but gun to my head I’ll take UI work every time.