June 18, 2014
It took us a week but my site on Appleâ€™s Swift programming language has officially launched!
I decided that (once again) I had to walk my talk and explore a new programming language. Swift is a good one to learn for several reasons:
- Swift is an ultra modern language. Itâ€™s always good to be clued into the cutting edge.
- Swift will open up the doors to speedy iOS programming. Thereâ€™s good money in them Apples!
- It looks like a lot of fun!
So there you have it PHP nerds. If you are looking to stimulate your programmatic brain or maybe expand the type of (programming) work you can do, Swift is something worth learning.
June 7, 2014
It’s been a few days since the xCode 6 beta and Swift was released by Apple to members of the iOS Developer Program. I’ve been working with Swift and created a few screencasts but because of NDA restrictions, I cannot post the videos!
But, I can talk about the language and teach you how to code in Swift – just without showing you xCode Beta 6.
I’ve already put out a quick article (on KillerPHP.com) a few days ago where I went over some basic concepts in Swift.
The NDA should be unlocked very soon and so my videos will have to wait until then. But in the meantime, I will be covering Swift and iOS programming using other code editors and releasing those publicly. In private though, I will be working on Swift screencasts and as soon as the beta period is over, I will release them all.
October 5, 2011
Statement from Apple:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steveâ€™s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
As a nerd entrepreneur and a recent Mac user (just the last few years) I have to say we lost one of the true business leaders and innovators of our time. Unlike the crony capitalist and Wall Street dirt bags who still walk this earth, Steve Jobs died decades too soon.
An interview with young Steve Jobs:
September 9, 2010
Big news for web developers today, Apple has backed off on it’s blocking of Adobe Flash generated applications from running on iPad and iPhone devices:
Apple has opened up the App Store review process, dropping its harsh restrictions on the tools developers are allowed to use and at the same time actually publishing the App Store Review Guidelines â€” a previously secret set of rules that governed whether or not your app would be approved.
Apple did not specifically mention Adobe â€” though investors drove up shares of the company up 12 percent on the news â€” but the changes seem to mean that you can use Flash to develop your apps, and then compile them to work on the iPhone and iPad with a tool called Adobe Packager. This could be boon to publishers, including CondÃ© Nast, owner of Wired, which use Adobeâ€™s Creative Suite to make print magazines and would now be able to easily convert them into digital version instead of re-creating them from scratch in the only handful of coding languages Apple had allowed.
Read More http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/apple-lifts-app-store-flash-ban-publishes-app-review-rules/#ixzz0z3kq21c4
I am SURE that Android’s surging market share played a major role in this. Apple probably remembered how they got killed by Windows back in the day, in large part by making it hard for programmers to create applications for Mac.
Competition is a good thing.
… Now if we can stop the service providers from trying to create a two-tiered Internet.