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...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 491 - Jan 22nd 2021
Jan 22, 2021, 10:55 AM
It’s a couple of weeks old now, but this post from Pedro Piñera stuck with me. He talks about open-source projects, why people work on them, and how the expectations of people who find your code might be...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 490 - Jan 15th 2021
Jan 15, 2021, 12:25 PM
Everyone was a little confused by Apple’s pre-announcement of a “not a product” announcement earlier this week. I didn’t think it would particularly be related to iOS development, but it turned out that it...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 489 - Jan 8th 2021
Jan 8, 2021, 10:00 AM
Happy new year! I hope you all enjoyed a break from work over the holidays, I know I enjoyed some much-needed downtime (although I did use some of it to start writing a new app… Will I ever learn?! 😬). I...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 488 - Jan 1st 2021
Jan 1, 2021, 10:00 AM
Happy New Year! 🎉🎊🎉
I hope you all managed to find some time to rest and relax over the holiday break. I know I really appreciated a couple of weeks off before embarking on the road to Issue 500, which is...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 487 - Dec 18th 2020
Dec 18, 2020, 12:48 PM
I think it’s fair to say that this year has been exceptional, for all the wrong reasons. 😬
Yes, our industry has fared better than most in 2020, and we should all be grateful for that, but that doesn’t mean...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 486 - Dec 11th 2020
Dec 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
This is a fascinating story from McLaren Stanley about a rewrite of the Uber app in the early days of Swift. If you’ve not yet read it, go and give it a look now. I promise it’s worth your time.
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 485 - Dec 4th 2020
Dec 4, 2020, 12:01 PM
When you run your own business, the decision of how to spend your time is always tricky. When should you take on contract work, and when should you spend time working on something that’s less financially...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 484 - Nov 27th 2020
Nov 27, 2020, 10:02 AM
There’s no long introductory comment this week. Instead, I’m going to start by wishing those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday a happy one! I hope you managed to make the best of what must have...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 483 - Nov 20th 2020
Nov 20, 2020, 11:13 AM
Sometimes, not having to write about the latest Apple developer news until Friday is a blessing. If an announcement drops early in the week, it gives me a few days to think about how I really feel about it...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 482 - Nov 13th 2020
Nov 13, 2020, 10:30 AM
As I write this, the first Apple Silicon Macs are making their way across oceans labelled with the names and addresses of lucky, or impatient, people all over the world.
We got a glimpse at the future of...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 481 - Nov 6th 2020
Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 AM
It’s (presumably) Apple Silicon time! Of all the events that Apple have held since WWDC, this is the one I’ve been most looking forward to. That’s not to say that the new iPhones and other products aren’t...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 480 - Oct 30th 2020
Oct 30, 2020, 1:40 PM
Pricing is a vast, complex topic, and it’s hard to talk about in generic terms – it’s far too dependent on the product being priced.
Business models are easier to talk about, proven by the multitude of...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 479 - Oct 23rd 2020
Oct 23, 2020, 12:05 PM
Let’s talk a little more about the App Store, shall we? Fear not though, I’m not going to talk about problems this week, but opportunities.
Specifically, an opportunity offered by iOS 14 that you might not...
iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 478 - Oct 16th 2020
Oct 16, 2020, 12:41 PM
I really enjoyed reading Riley Testut’s article “Thoughts on the App Store” this week. He talks about the legal challenges Apple are facing and how sideloading might be in the platform’s future.