NSBrief

NSBrief

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A brief podcast for cocoa developers, talking about interesting developer-y stuff.
#154: Tang Qiao
Jun 17, 2017 • 39 min
#153: Reboot
Jun 17, 2017 • 14 min
#152: Justin Miller
Sep 14, 2015 • 49 min
Justin Miller (@incanus77) is the Senior iOS engineer at MapBox. In this interview, Janie and Justin discuss using OpenGL and Metal to build map frameworks. They also talk about some new stuff going on at MapBox.
#151: Vicki Wenderlich
Sep 7, 2015 • 44 min
Vicki Wenderlich (@vwenderlich) is the lead designer at Ray Wenderlich.com. There she has built all the custom artwork for nearly all the tutorials including the artwork delivered with each tutorial sample project. In this episode, Janie and Vicki discuss…
#150: BJ Miller
Aug 31, 2015 • 37 min
BJ Miller discusses his experiences writing a technical book with Janie
#149: 360idev 2015
Aug 26, 2015 • 60 min
Live at 360idev 2015, Saul catches up with Charles Perry about the state of the indie iOS developer. And Janie chats with Stephen Tramer about managing security for iOS.
#148: Manuel Chakravarty
Aug 10, 2015 • 55 min
Manuel Chakravarty (@tacticalgrace) is a self described Lambda Scientist. He is the developer of Haskell for Mac. In this episode, Janie chat with Manuel about a recent talk he gave to the Sydney Cocoaheads on Functional Programming in a Stateful World
#147: Genady Okrain
Jun 30, 2015 • 20 min
Genady Okrain is an iOS Developer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is also the developer behind the WWDC Parties App. In this episode Genady stops by altConf and chats with Saul about the wild week he had at WWDC.
#146: Virginia Roberts
Jun 30, 2015 • 48 min
Virginia Roberts @askvirginia is a podcaster, MC for the AppCamp4Girls, Online Dating Coach and most recently an app developer. In this episode, Saul and Virginia talk about creating an app from a crazy idea and the business of apps in the current iOS…
#145: Macpaw
Jun 30, 2015 • 45 min
At altConf, Saul ran into the fine folks behind the awesome apps at Macpaw. In this episode, Saul talks with the CEO of Macpaw about a new tool and server for Mac developers, Devmate. If you’ve thought that it was really tough to release a Mac app outside…
#144: Josh Smith
Jun 24, 2015 • 45 min
Josh Smith (@kognate) is an iOS and Mac Developer and regular speaker at Cocoaconf. In this episode, Saul and Josh discuss not shipping your hobbies as a game developer and other real deep life topics pertaining to software development.
#143: Cesare Rocchi
Jun 1, 2015 • 49 min
Cesare Rocchi (@_funkyboy) is the owner of Studio Magnolia. In this episode, Cesare and Janie discuss the possible ways to make a living as a developer on the AppStore in the post gold rush age.
#142: Ellen Shapiro
May 25, 2015 • 76 min
Ellen Shapiro (@designatednerd) is a developer, speaker, and tutorial author in Chicago. She currently works for Vokal Interactive. She talks about her previous life in Hollywood and her passionate belief in mentorship.
#141: Chad Fowler
May 17, 2015 • 51 min
Chad Fowler is the CTO of Wunderlist, a cross platform todo list app. In this episode, recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, Saul and Chad discuss working with legacy code and infrastructure.
#140: David Ronnqvist
May 11, 2015 • 46 min
David Rönnqvist (@davidronnqvist), author of “3D Graphics With Scene Kit” speaks about why he wrote his book, how he got involved in 3D graphics programming, and how to experiment with creative user interfaces.
#139: Eric Skroch
Apr 21, 2015 • 22 min
Eric Skroch is the maintainer of the Core Plot open source project. In this episode he talks about his experience taking over an open source project from another person and what it is like to maintain an older code base.
#138: Chris Adamson
Apr 13, 2015 • 77 min
Chris Adamson(@invalidname) is an independent iOS developer, author, and conference speaker. Chris speaks about his most recent book and his experiences on the conference circuit.
#137: Gordon Fontenot
Mar 23, 2015 • 64 min
Gordon Fontenot (@gfontenot) is a at Thoughtbot. He has contributed to the Argo JSON parsing library for Swift. In this episode, Saul and Gordon discuss the excellent series of Thoughtbot articles on deriving functional code in Swift.
#136: Orta Therox
Mar 16, 2015 • 69 min
Orta Therox (@orta) is the Design Dictator of the CocoaPods project and a prominent member of the Open Source Community. In this conversation, we get to hear about CocoaPods, the importance of kindness, and _why you should contribute to open source.
#135: Michael Tyson
Feb 16, 2015 • 34 min
Special Announcement
Feb 7, 2015 • 7 min
Take a listen to this short announcement regarding what we’ve got in store in some upcoming episodes!
#134: Rob Rix
Jan 26, 2015 • 70 min
Rob Rox (@robrix) is a developer at Github and works on Github for Mac. In this episode, we discuss some of the differences between Object Oriented and Functional Programming and living with Swift.
#133: WatchKit Hackathon
Nov 25, 2014 • 46 min
On Sunday November 23, 2014, the world’s first Apple Watch hackathon took place at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. There were many ideas and contest entries. Check this episode out to get an idea of some of the projects people worked on. As…
#132: Janie Clayton-Hasz
Oct 19, 2014 • 32 min
Janie Clayton-Hasz (@redqueencoder) is a newcomer to the iOS scene based in Madison, Wisconson. In this episode, she catches up with Saul at the 360idev conference in Denver to chat about 3d graphics programming. - Episode Recorded Live at 360idev
#131: Jay Thrash
Sep 19, 2014 • 59 min
Jay Thrash (@jaythrash) is a developer at AllScripts working on medical and health related apps before it was cool. In this episode, Jay and I discuss ways to put your View Controllers on a diet.
#130: Ariel Michaeli
Sep 8, 2014 • 52 min
Arial Michaeli (@arialmichaeli) is the co-founder and CEO of AppFigures.com, a mobile app store data aggregation service. Live from 360idev 2014, we chat about trends in the iOS, Google and other app stores! Recorded LIVE at 360idev Denver, 2014
#129: Aaron Douglas
Sep 5, 2014 • 52 min
Aaron Douglas (@astralbodies) is an engineer at Automattic, the company behind Wordpress and the Wordpress iOS application. Saul and Aaron chat about coordinating and contributing an open source project, application architecture and Core Data. This…
#128: Josh Johnson
Aug 6, 2014 • 65 min
Josh Johnson (@jnjosh) is an iOS developer at Two Toasters. After Cocoaconf Raleigh 2014, Josh and I talked about his talk on dealing with network APIs.
#127: Rob Napier
Jul 31, 2014 • 70 min
Rob Napier (@cocoaphony) is a Mac developer for Dell. In this conversation recorded after a recent Cocoaconf, we talk about Security, what it means for developers and what reasonable precautions you should take to protect your apps.
#126: Ash Furrow
Jul 7, 2014 • 64 min
Ash Furrow (@ashfurrow) is Saul Mora’s Twitter nemesis. In a battle to the death, those two champions of code fight for the future of developers around the World! See who wins in this blow by blow battle between Objective C, the reigning champion, and the…
#125 Walter Tyree
Jun 27, 2014 • 72 min
Walter Tyree (@tyreeapps) is an independent iOS developer. In this episode, we discuss how Walter handles legacy code bases found when going into new client projects.
#124: Supertop
Jun 16, 2014 • 53 min
WWDC14 was a great event for Mac and iOS developers. In this episode, we talk to the guys behind the small dev team of Supertop, and we talk about their apps, Tokens and Castro. We also recap some of the week’s events.
#123: NSConference 6
Jun 14, 2014 • 138 min
NSConference was held from March 17-19 in Leciester, England. Saul attended this international gathering of independent iOS and Mac developers and was able to talk a few of the speakers and attendies about some of the highlights of the show.
#122: Marcus Zarra
May 28, 2014 • 60 min
Marcus Zarra (@mzarra) is the Legal and Financial director at Martian Craft. He has written a book on Core Data and contributes regularly to Stackoverflow.com answering developer’s Core Data questions. In this interview, I caught up with Marcus at…
#121: Paul Hadad
Apr 1, 2014 • 74 min
Paul Hadad (@tapbot_paul) is the engineering half of Tapbots. In this episode, we talk about how Paul writes apps.
#120: Charles Perry
Mar 4, 2014 • 65 min
Charles Perry (@dazeend) is the founder of Metakite Software. In this episode, we talk about the perils of running your own business and the importance of adding accessibility in your apps.
#119: Krzysztof Zablocki
Feb 13, 2014 • 92 min
Krzysztof Zablocki (@merowing_) works with Lextech Global Services and on new products at Pixle. He is also the author of the popular app, Foldify. In this episode we talk about code and fitness.
#118: Conrad Stoll
Feb 9, 2014 • 60 min
Conrad Stoll (@conradstoll) is a developer at Mutual Mobile. In this episode, we talk about some of the new bits in iOS7 and developing with the M7 chip in mind. — Audio Mastered by Rubber City Wizard, Jonathan Penn
#117: Matt Matteson
Jan 20, 2014 • 77 min
Matt Matteson (@mattmatt) was the first employee at Path and is currently working on Lift. In this episode, we talk a bit about his adventures in the Silicon Valley startup culture. - Sponsored by The Rubber City Wizards Game Development Workshop. Sign up…
#116: Guy English
Jan 13, 2014 • 109 min
Guy English (@gte) is the host of the popular Debug podcast. Guy is also a co-founder at Aged and Distilled, makers of Napkin. In this episode, we talk about Cingleton, and our long, long old grey beard development careers, and other fun topics.
#115: Tim Burks
Jan 10, 2014 • 72 min
Tim Burks (@timburks) is an independent iOS developer at Radtastical, based in Silicon Valley. Tim heads up the Silicon Valley iOS User Group. Tim is also the Director of Renaissance, The iOS App Makers’ Conference. Tickets for Renaissance are on sale now!
#114: Peter Hosey
Jan 6, 2014 • 99 min
Peter Hosey (@boredzo) is a Mac programmer. His credits include working on the Adium chat client. In this episode, we talk to Peter about a talk he gave at the MacTech Conference in LA and discuss things make a great user interface.
#113: Uli Kusterer
Dec 16, 2013 • 112 min
Uli Kusterer (@uli_witness) is a developer a Elgato. In this episode, we explore the crazy world of Objective C++ in all it’s glory! - Audio Mastered by Jonathan Penn of Rubber City Wizards
#112: Simon Wolf
Dec 4, 2013 • 73 min
Simon Wolf (@sgaw) is the man behind Otter Software. We join Simon hopefully toward the end of his epic journey in developing his avTag for iOS app. - Sponsored by HTTPea, a simple iOS HTTP query app for iOS Developers
#111: Tony Arnold
Nov 18, 2013 • 79 min
Tony Arnold (@tonyarnold) is the lead Developer at Cocoabots. In this episode, we talk about life and open source. Sponsored by HTTPea - A simple but powerful tool for developers to send HTTP requests from your iOS device.
#110: Drew McCormack
Oct 28, 2013 • 64 min
Drew McCormack (@drewmccormack) is the founder of the Mental Faculty, an independent developer based in The Netherlands. Recently, Drew introduced a new, open source cloud syncing framework for Core Data called Core Data Ensembles. I recently caught up…
#109: Jonathan Rhyne
Oct 16, 2013 • 58 min
Jonathan Rhyne (@jdrhyne) is an attorney with Smith Debnam in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jonathan joins Saul to talk about the legal necessities of running an app business today, in terms developers can understand. You can contact Jonathan for your legal…
#108: Phil Letourneau and Olivier Charavel
Sep 23, 2013 • 75 min
Phil Letourneau (@philletourneau) and Olivier Charavel (@charavel) design awesome products and client apps at Black Pixel. In this episode, we discuss the HIG for iOS and Mac and try to find out what this document actually does for developers.
#107: Michele Titolo
Sep 2, 2013 • 70 min
Michele Titolo (@micheletitolo) is a Senior Mobile Engineer at Prolific Interactive. She joins us to talk about web apis, and some things to keep in mind when writing apps for them. We also chat about some of the work Michele does to help encourage women…
#106: Kirk Van Gorkom
Aug 26, 2013 • 68 min
Kirk Van Gorkom (@kvangork) is the Lead Hammer at Forge Apps, an iOS and Rails client services shop. In this episode, Kirk gives a talk about his experiences in consulting and what he thinks is the future of indie consulting. This talk was recorded at the…
#105: Pete Hodgson
Aug 19, 2013 • 63 min
Pete Hodgson (@ph1) is an iOS and Ruby Developer at Thoughtworks. He is also creator and maintainer of Frank, an automated UI Testing tool for iOS developers. In this episode, we chat about the principles and practices of agile developers, and testing…
#104: Jean MacDonald
Aug 5, 2013 • 70 min
Jean MacDonald (@macgenie) is a Partner at Smile on My Mac and the Founder of The App Camp for Girls, an initiative to help introduce girls to the dirty work of making iOS apps. Thanks to ZCasting3000 for sponsoring this week’s episode! For professional…
#103: iOSDevCamp 2013
Jul 30, 2013 • 74 min
#102: Whitney Young
Jul 15, 2013 • 111 min
Whitney Young (@wbyoung) is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at FadingRed. With over 8 years of experience developing for Apple platforms, he oversees all application development for the team.
#101: Linda Rising
Jul 8, 2013 • 56 min
Linda Rising (@RisingLinda) has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. An…
#100: Dave Thomas
Jul 1, 2013 • 44 min
Dave Thomas is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, and the University Of Queensland and is widely published in the software engineering literature. In this episode, we talk a walk down memory lane and look at languages past and present…
#99: Samantha John
Jun 25, 2013 • 27 min
Samantha John (@SamJ0hn) is the co-founder of Hopscotch Technologies and co-creator of Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch apps for the iPad that help teach kids about programming. Saul was able to catch up with Samantha at WWDC13 and chat a little about how…
#98: Jim Dovey
Jun 3, 2013 • 94 min
Jim Dovey (@alanQuatermain) is a digital content evangelist, and former iOS Software Architect, at Kobo. In this episode, we take Jim down memory lane and talk about his work on the early days of hacking the AppleTV.
#97: Jon Reid
May 27, 2013 • 94 min
Jon Reid (@qcoding) is a test infected iOS engineer and blogs about testing iOS apps at QualityCoding.org. He also authored and maintains the OCMockito and OCHamcrest testing libraries.
#96: Ash Furrow
May 20, 2013 • 64 min
Ash Furrow (@ashfurrow) is a developer at teehan+lax and formerly the lead iOS Engineer at 500px.
#95: Dave Addey
May 13, 2013 • 69 min
Dave Addey (@daveaddey) is the founder of Agant, an iOS Development agency in the UK. Dave started Agant by bootstrapping his popular app, UK TrainTimes, on evenings and weekends. In this episode, we explore Dave’s experiences in going from a one man side…
#94: James Dempsey
May 8, 2013 • 42 min
James Dempsey (@jamesdempsey) is a former Apple employee who had a special flare for making certain WWDC sessions special, he would bust out in song on stage for the luck folk who attended his talk. In this episode, we talk to James about his path to nerd…
#93: Michael Fey
May 2, 2013 • 92 min
Michael Fey (@mrrooni) is a developer for Kevin Hoctor’s empire at NoThirst Software. In this episode, we talk to Michael about the open source Core Data cloud sync solution built for MoneyWell, TICoreDataSync.
#92: Michael Jurewitz
Apr 22, 2013 • 90 min
Michael Jurewitz (@jury) is back working at Apple, a small fruit company in Cupertino, CA. Previously, he was head of product design at Black Pixel, and prior to that, he was a Developer Tools Evangelist, also at Apple. In this episode, we talk to Michael…
#91: Inspect
Apr 9, 2013 • 40 min
Inspect was the first RubyMotion conference held in Brussels Belgium on March 27 and 28 in 2013. Saul happened to be in the area and made a quick stop over to check out the state of RubyMotion and talk to a few attendees. - NSBrief is sponsored by Sketch,…
#90: Wil Shipley
Apr 3, 2013 • 100 min
Wil Shipley (@wilshipley) is the man behind Delicious Monster, and author of the groundbreaking Mac App, Delicious Library. Join Saul and Wil in this episode as we talk about, well, just a bunch of basically random topics and things that happened over…
#89: WebObjects
Mar 25, 2013 • 72 min
Chuck Hill and Pascal Robert join us to discuss the current state of WebObjects. We discuss some of the history and architecture of WebObjects, and a bit on how you can use it now. Thanks to our Episode Sponsor, Windows Azure Mobile Services! Check it out…
#88: Bob Kressin
Mar 20, 2013 • 66 min
Bob Kressin (@macisv) joins us to talk about the amazing app opportunities in developing apps that talk to bluetooth LE based hardware. But first, Kiana and Saul discuss the recent gathering of mobile developers at Mdevcon in Amsterdam
#87: NSConference 2013
Mar 12, 2013 • 90 min
This week, we attended NSConference 2013 in Leicester, UK. In this episode, special guest Paul Darcey and host Saul Mora discuss the atmosphere, vibe and experience of NSConference. Saul also chats with Peter Steinberger on his experience in selling a PDK…
#86: Graham Lee
Mar 5, 2013 • 62 min
Graham Lee (@secboffin) is the Chief Security Boffin at Agant Ltd, a small development agency in the UK. In somewhat of a followup from our chat on GNUStep, we talk about distributed objects in Cocoa. We eventually talk about what we should be using these…
#85: Gregory Casamento
Feb 26, 2013 • 93 min
Greg Casamento (@bheron) is the lead maintainer of the GNUStep project, an open source implementation of many of the original NEXT frameworks. Included in this discussion is some of the history of NeXT, OpenStep and, sadly enough, Java.
#84: Mike Lee
Feb 19, 2013 • 75 min
Mike Lee (@bmf) is the Mayor of Appsterdam, and the Alpha Primate at the New Lemurs. Recently, he and his team launched a new game, Lemurs Chemistry” Water. We chat with Mike to discuss his experiences launching this new game.
#83.5: Brittany Tarvin
Feb 15, 2013 • 14 min
#83: Brittany Tarvin
Feb 12, 2013 • 66 min
#82: Nick Arnott
Feb 4, 2013 • 85 min
Nick Arnott (@noir) is the head of Quality Assurance at Double Encore. Nick has recently been blogging about breaking apps, and we talk about some things to try before you ship your apps.
#81: Justin Spahr-Summers
Jan 28, 2013 • 69 min
Justin Spahr-Summers (@jspahrsummers) is a Githubber working on Github for Mac. He has also written some fun Objective C extensions, and works on Reactive Cocoa. We talk about these projects and more on this episode of NSBrief. Sponsor Microsoft Windows…
#80: Objective Cloud
Jan 21, 2013 • 73 min
In this episode, we chat with Chris and Amin, developers of the upcoming cloud service, Objective Cloud.
#79: Ron Lisle
Jan 14, 2013 • 64 min
Ron Lisle is the Directory of iOS Engineering at Mutual Mobile. Ron runs a blog called iosunittesting.com and we sit down to chat with Ron about his thoughts on unit testing and how to test better (or in some cases at all).
#78: Dave Verwer
Jan 7, 2013 • 61 min
#77: Live Year End Special
Dec 17, 2012 • 94 min
#76: Anne Halsall
Dec 10, 2012 • 69 min
#75: Mark Pospesel
Dec 3, 2012 • 78 min
#74: Collin Donnell
Nov 25, 2012 • 67 min
#73: Bill Dudney
Nov 19, 2012 • 87 min
#72: Matt Aimonetti
Nov 12, 2012 • 70 min
#71: Gus Mueller
Nov 5, 2012 • 63 min
#70: Jiva Devoe
Oct 29, 2012 • 63 min
#69: Rob Rhyne
Oct 22, 2012 • 85 min
#68: The Dark Sky Team
Oct 15, 2012 • 69 min
#67: Daniel Jalkut
Oct 8, 2012 • 75 min
#66: Nathan Eror
Oct 1, 2012 • 81 min
#65: Danielle Reubenstein
Sep 24, 2012 • 53 min
#64: Joe Cieplinski
Sep 17, 2012 • 71 min
#63: Live at 360idev 2012
Sep 13, 2012 • 49 min
#62: Mark Aufflick
Sep 3, 2012 • 49 min
#61: Chris Forsythe
Aug 27, 2012 • 65 min
#60: Mattt Thompson
Aug 20, 2012 • 52 min
#59: Mark Dalrymple
Aug 13, 2012 • 79 min
#58: Mike Ash
Aug 8, 2012 • 45 min
#57: StuffMC
Jul 30, 2012 • 71 min
#56: Jonathan Blocksom
Jul 23, 2012 • 70 min
#55: Chris Ross
Jul 16, 2012 • 79 min
#54: Dom Sagolla
Jul 9, 2012 • 55 min
#53: WWDC 2012
Jul 2, 2012 • 50 min
#52: Paul Darcey
Jun 25, 2012 • 42 min
#51: Jamiee Newberry
Jun 18, 2012 • 48 min
#50: Pitch Perfect
Jun 8, 2012 • 73 min
#49: Daniel Pasco
Jun 4, 2012 • 65 min
#48: Justin Miller
May 29, 2012 • 48 min
#47: Drew McCormack
May 21, 2012 • 49 min
#46: Kevin Hoctor
May 14, 2012 • 77 min
#45: Laurent Sansonetti
May 7, 2012 • 61 min
#44: Allen Ding
Apr 30, 2012 • 50 min
#43: Ben Schierman
Apr 23, 2012 • 42 min
#42: David Kinney
Apr 16, 2012 • 55 min
#41: Jen Gordon
Apr 9, 2012 • 61 min
#40: Graham Lee
Apr 2, 2012 • 73 min
#39: Colin Wheeler
Mar 27, 2012 • 65 min
#38: Jay Graves
Mar 19, 2012 • 50 min
#37: Josh Abernathy
Mar 14, 2012 • 45 min
#36: Jacob Gorban
Mar 5, 2012 • 56 min
#35: Kendall Gelner
Feb 20, 2012 • 42 min
#34: Brent Simmons
Feb 13, 2012 • 59 min
#33: Chris Adamson
Feb 6, 2012 • 71 min
#32: Tom Harrington
Jan 27, 2012 • 44 min
#31: Chad Sellers
Jan 20, 2012 • 49 min
#30: Rich Warren
Jan 13, 2012 • 75 min
#29: Anthony Heron
Jan 5, 2012 • 33 min
#28: CocoaConf Speaker Panel
Dec 27, 2011 • 77 min
#27: Jonathan Penn
Dec 15, 2011 • 54 min
#26: Martin Pilkington
Dec 4, 2011 • 53 min
#25: Ray Wenderlich
Nov 26, 2011 • 50 min
#24: Scotty
Nov 14, 2011 • 48 min
#23: Eloy Duran
Oct 17, 2011 • 61 min
#22: Andreas Linde
Oct 4, 2011 • 48 min
#21: Mobile Gaming at 360idev
Sep 23, 2011 • 35 min
#20: Marc Edwards
Sep 9, 2011 • 23 min
#19: Brandon Alexander
Sep 3, 2011 • 58 min
#18: Joe Michels
Aug 25, 2011 • 45 min
#17: Jeff Biggus
Aug 13, 2011 • 43 min
#16: Mike Berg
Aug 4, 2011 • 48 min
#15: Klaas Pieter
Jul 23, 2011 • 27 min
#14: AppCode
Jul 6, 2011 • 28 min
#13: The WWDC Keynote Line
Jun 24, 2011 • 34 min
#12: Matt Drance
May 14, 2011 • 56 min
#11: Appsterdam
Apr 25, 2011 • 53 min
#10: Sofa
Apr 23, 2011 • 29 min
#9: Cathy Shive
Apr 5, 2011 • 19 min
#8: Jiva Devoe
Feb 12, 2011 • 53 min
#7: Erica Sadun
Feb 4, 2011 • 28 min
#6: Kirby Turner
Feb 3, 2011 • 50 min
#5: 360idev Converstations
Feb 2, 2011 • 28 min
#4: Justin Williams
Feb 1, 2011 • 14 min
#3: Dave Wiskus
Jan 4, 2011 • 56 min
#2: John Wilker
Oct 4, 2010 • 31 min
#1: Rob Rhyne
Oct 3, 2010 • 49 min