I should point out that I’m running another iOS Development Workshop next week. The third one since I started doing this as “a real thing”! Pretty excited about this, it’s a lot of fun for me and educational (I hope!) for my students. There’s still time to sign up, just barely.
At the latest Beginning iOS Dev Workshop this September, I was showing my students some Core Data by walking through the template application that Xcode gives you if you create a new master-detail Core-Data-backed iOS application. If you haven’t done so yourself, you should check it out, because it presents a pretty nice way of constructing a pair of view controllers that give the user access to a list of Core Data objects.
I’ve had this idea floating in my head for a while. How about running some iOS developer training here in Stockholm, to help newcomers get up to speed with Objective-C, Xcode, and the iOS SDK? This sort of thing has been done successfully in other parts of Europe and in the U.S., but really hasn’t been tried much here as far as I know.
I’m pleased to announce that Beginning iOS 5 Development has made its way into the world. The text was completed in November, the ebook was released just before Christmas, and the print book should be shipping any day now.
This book is the latest edition of what was previously known as Beginning iPhone X Development, where most of those X values were in sync with the latest released iPhone at the time of writing.
So, the time has come once again for Americans of all stripes to gather with their families, have a great meal together, and remember all the things they’re thankful for in their lives. Of course I live in Sweden where this is just a normal work day (my family and I celebrate the holiday with friends on Saturday instead), but hey, it’s the thought that counts.
A couple of weeks ago, when I accidentally (and temporarily) wiped out all the older content on this blog, some other things were disrupted as well. One of these was a little chunk of the website dedicated to Scapedog, my old college band from 20 years ago.
OK, calamity averted, I managed to bring all the older entries online. Fortunately I had written a script months ago to convert them all to textile, I had just never gotten around to switching to jekyll. Octopress made it all a bit more straightforward, and I could just drop all the old posts right in. Hoo. Ray. 4. Everything.
Just started messing with Octopress in the hopes of replacing my old blog with it, and an rsync accident actually wiped out the old blog entirely. Oh snap!
Until I have time to fix that, I guess it’s just time to start blogging from scratch. Let’s start with the links to the presentation I gave today at the Oredev 2011 conference:
My latest book project is now done! Unlike what I’ve done before, this isn’t an entirely new book, but instead a new update of what’s been a highly popular series of books [1, 2] by Dave Mark and Jeff Lamarche. Now I’ve been added to the mix, and I think that what we’ve come up with is a great new edition that will appeal to anyone starting off with iPhone/iPad development. Even if you already have a previous edition, there’s plenty of new stuff: