iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 529 - Oct 15th 2021
Oct 15, 2021, 4:12 PM
With new iPads, iPhones, and watches all in our hands and on our wrists, Monday’s event can only be about one thing. Apple is joining SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic in their quest for space...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 528 - Oct 8th 2021
Oct 8, 2021, 3:27 PM
I don't remember when I first became aware of Steve Jobs. It happened gradually.
I had been aware of Apple since I used my school's single Mac Classic (yes, just one for the whole school) in 1990 when I was...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 527 - Oct 1st 2021
Oct 1, 2021, 2:57 PM
I loved this tweet from Rebecca (Slatkin) Sloane this week. Yes, she wrote it to be amusing, but it’s also true.
Apple’s documentation gets a lot of criticism. Some deserved, but the “Apple’s documentation...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 526 - Sep 24th 2021
Sep 24, 2021, 2:50 PM
Thanks so much to the 1,358 (!) of you who took the time to fill in last week’s mini-survey on remote work. I appreciate your time.
It’s safe to say that most people are looking for primarily remote work...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 525 - Sep 17th 2021
Sep 17, 2021, 2:30 PM
Even before the pandemic, our industry was always more remote-friendly than others. Mainly because given a laptop, phone, internet connection, and USB cable, we’re pretty much ready to go!
Of course, over...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 524 - Sep 10th 2021
Sep 10, 2021, 2:35 PM
Is everyone ready for their phone to feel a little less shiny and new come Tuesday? 😂
You’re always more likely to come out of an Apple event happy if you go in with low expectations, and I’d say that’s...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 523 - Sep 3rd 2021
Sep 3, 2021, 1:38 PM
Instead of writing about this, I’m going to take Holly Borla’s advice and write something positive.
When I first linked to Airport, I wished Jordan Singer good luck but was sure that Apple would find a way...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 522 - Aug 27th 2021
Aug 27, 2021, 4:09 PM
As someone who has just released a SwiftUI app across three platforms, this tweet from Steve Troughton-Smith perfectly sums up today’s reality vs the promise of this technology.
It’s so much better than...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 521 - Aug 20th 2021
Aug 20, 2021, 11:52 AM
One of the talking points of the last couple of weeks was this tweet from Hadi Partovi as part of this fascinating thread about launching Internet Explorer 3.
I’m all too familiar with working too hard....
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 520 - Aug 13th 2021
Aug 13, 2021, 11:02 AM
2020 was a challenging year for companies. Even though our industry was affected far less than most, the pandemic made companies nervous, meaning tightened recruitment budgets. As someone who runs a...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 519 - Aug 6th 2021
Aug 6, 2021, 3:06 PM
I’ve not done anything for ten consecutive years during my career. Until now.
Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of iOS Dev Weekly! 🎉 I made a big fuss at 500 issues, so I’ll try to keep this short, but I...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 518 - Jul 30th 2021
Jul 30, 2021, 1:13 PM
Last week, my final link used iDOS 2 to install Windows 3.1 on your iPad. I’m sure it wasn’t my link that focused Apple’s attention on the app. Many blogs and podcasts discussed it. Unfortunately, Apple has...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 517 - Jul 23rd 2021
Jul 23, 2021, 3:30 PM
I’m determined to write something more positive today! I’ve been far too negative recently, so let’s fix that.
First of all, one of the iOS Dev Weekly Insiders brought up a great point during the latest...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 516 - Jul 16th 2021
Jul 16, 2021, 3:57 PM
You might have seen that Apple rolled back the fairly radical new Safari tab design in the latest beta releases of macOS and iPad OS this week. I love Safari, and I’ll admit that drastically changing such a...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 515 - Jul 9th 2021
Jul 9, 2021, 3:19 PM
While we wait to see what, if any, changes Apple will make to the App Store due to increasing pressure from legal cases and government legislation, it’s interesting to watch what the other companies are...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 514 - Jul 2nd 2021
Jul 2, 2021, 12:53 PM
It’s always a good signal to write about something when I get several emails saying “Have you seen this?” along with a link. I’ve received more of those emails this week about GitHub Copilot than for...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 513 - Jun 25th 2021
Jun 25, 2021, 2:01 PM
Sometimes I sit down to write my comment for this newsletter, and there are so many things I want to write about, it’s tough to pick one. Sometimes I sit here, and no matter how hard I try, nothing that I’d...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 512 - Jun 18th 2021
Jun 18, 2021, 3:26 PM
I didn’t know quite how to feel as I watched Kieran Senior talk about reviewing code and dealing with pull requests inside Xcode this week. At first, I was nothing but impressed when I realised Xcode now...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 511 - Jun 11th 2021
Jun 11, 2021, 2:35 PM
I didn’t think I’d ever get to see anything I had worked on in a WWDC session presentation. That’s a privilege even if you work inside Apple. It’s pretty much unheard of if you don’t.
And yet, this week, it...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 510 - Jun 4th 2021
Jun 4, 2021, 2:26 PM
It’s almost WWDC time! 🚀😍🎉
Looking around Twitter and the web this week, I see two very different narratives from the community about this year’s conference. On the one hand, I see the usual excitement,...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 509 - May 28th 2021
May 28, 2021, 11:18 AM
I still (just about! 👴) remember the first time I came across asynchronous programming. I assumed, incorrectly, that when I called into the concurrent code, execution would continue in my calling function...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 508 - May 21st 2021
May 21, 2021, 1:32 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I apologised for talking about the Swift Package Index too much. After the newsletter went out, someone replied via email saying:
Keep talking about the Swift Package Index! I only...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 507 - May 14th 2021
May 14, 2021, 10:15 AM
The last time I wrote about scam subscription apps, I finished by saying this:
Communication about what Apple is doing and how they think about these problems would be a huge step in the right...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 506 - May 7th 2021
May 7, 2021, 12:13 PM
You may think I talk about the Swift Package Index too much in this newsletter, and you’re probably right. After all, it’s what I spend most of my time doing. You might be happy using CocoaPods or Carthage...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 505 - Apr 30th 2021
Apr 30, 2021, 11:28 AM
I lost about two hours yesterday to this tweet from Davide Di Stefano. Xcode 2 was the first version I used, but this video of Xcode 3 from Kevin Vinck took me on a delightful trip down memory lane, which...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 504 - Apr 23rd 2021
Apr 23, 2021, 11:53 AM
Something struck me as I watched the M1 chip appear in more hardware on Tuesday. It won’t be long until the whole Mac lineup has the same internals.
The “low” end of the Apple silicon Mac lineup now looks...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 503 - Apr 16th 2021
Apr 16, 2021, 11:48 AM
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a constant stream of ideas related to software I either work on now, or may work on in the future. The quality of my ideas varies wildly, and it’s often the worst ideas...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 502 - Apr 9th 2021
Apr 9, 2021, 10:38 AM
Many years ago, back when I used to be a .net developer, I remember feeling frustrated by Microsoft developer marketing. They needed to sell Visual Studio upgrade licenses every year, so their messaging was...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 501 - Apr 2nd 2021
Apr 2, 2021, 10:44 AM
Even though some countries are making good progress with deploying vaccinations and reducing cases, there was little doubt that this year’s WWDC would be virtual again rather than in-person. So it was no...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 500 - Mar 26th 2021
Mar 26, 2021, 11:00 AM
It’s not only a milestone for OS X/macOS this week. Here we are at Issue 500!
It was almost ten years ago, but I can recall pressing send on Issue 1 quite vividly. I remember at first being surprised by and...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 493 - Feb 5th 2021
Feb 5, 2021, 10:28 AM
It was Data Privacy Day last week, and Apple was all over it. The most significant part of the event was Tim Cook’s appearance at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference. Tim doesn’t often...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 492 - Jan 29th 2021
Jan 29, 2021, 10:00 AM
I’ve been accepting suggestions for links to include in iOS Dev Weekly for years using off the shelf web form software. It worked, but every time someone suggested a blog post, I’d reply by email to thank...