Debug

Debug

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Debug is a conversational interview show about developing software and services, primarily for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and gaming. Hosted by Guy English and Rene Ritchie, it’s all the great talk you get at the bar after the conference, wrapped up in convenient podcast form. Pull up a chair, hit play, join us.
83: Linda Dong & Lia Napolitano on prototyping experience
Dec 23, 2016
Formerly on the Apple design prototype team that brought us, among other things, the Pencil, and the Siri experience team that put voices in our cars and televisions, Linda Dong and Lia Napolitano join Guy and Rene in a chat recorded right after WWDC 2016…
82: Ashley Nelson-Hornstein on what’s next
Jun 13, 2016
Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, formerly of Apple and Dropbox, joins Guy and Rene to talk about making everything more accessible, going independent, and what happens next.
81: Melton & Ganatra episode V: Transitions
Jun 7, 2016
Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk to Guy and Rene about handling transitions, taking Mozilla open-source, going to OS X, going to Intel, going to iOS, and saying…
80: Jaimee Newberry and corporate culture
Apr 7, 2016 • 62 min
Jaimee Newberry returns to talk corporate culture with Guy and Rene. How to you set it from the start, how to rebuild it over time. How do you make sure it’s healthy. You know, the easy stuff!
79: John Poole of Geekbench
Mar 15, 2016 • 128 min
John Poole of Geekbench joins Guy and Rene to talk how he got started, that Apple A9 thing, the state of the silicon, and what’s coming next.
78: Jaimee Newberry’s journey
Mar 3, 2016 • 69 min
Jaimee Newberry — @jaimeejaimee — joins Guy and Rene to talk about how she got started in tech, her career in graphics, consulting for teams, and her new roll as COO of Martian Craft.
77: James Thomson of PCalc
Dec 31, 2015 • 116 min
James Thomson of DragThing and PCalc fames joins Guy and Rene to talk about that time he was at Apple and Steve Jobs found out he was working from $^%#$ Ireland. And more!
76: Melton & Ganatra episode IV: Management
Dec 22, 2015 • 153 min
Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk about managing teams, managing up, retention, rivalry, and more!
75: James Cuda on Procreate for iPad Pro
Nov 23, 2015 • 76 min
James Cuda of Savage Interactive joins Guy and Rene to talk about bring Procreate to the iPad Pro, optimizing for the Apple Pencil, Apple TV, the market for pro apps, and more.
74: Paul Haddad on Tweetbot 4
Nov 5, 2015 • 78 min
Paul Haddad returns to Debug 3 years later to talk to Guy and Rene about Tweetbot 4, watchOS, tvOS, the App Store, and more.
73: Michael Lopp on managing humans
Oct 22, 2015 • 67 min
Michael Lopp, reposer at Rands, talks about working at Netscape, the Apple Online Store at Apple, and now, Pinterest. More specifically, the art of managing humans and retaining and nurturing talent.
72: Arik Devens, developer gadfly
Oct 15, 2015 • 113 min
Arik Devens joins Guy and Rene to talk about his time at Easel, Netscape, Palm, and everything between and after. And to bug guy about AppKit.
71: Chris Liscio, part II (fixed)
Sep 1, 2015 • 149 min
Chris Liscio of Super Mega Ultra Groovy is back, but before he can get into computer nerd history, Guy English sideswipes him into Reactive Cocoa and then the Swift debate begins!
70: Chris Liscio is Super Mega Ultra Groovy
Aug 14, 2015 • 116 min
Chris Liscio of Fuzz Metric and Capo fame joins Guy and Rene to talk about marketing apps, his time at ATI, Be, and BlackBerry, and making ridiculously smart audio apps for Mac and iOS.
69: Melton & Ray on Safari, standards, and blockers
Jul 17, 2015 • 127 min
Don Melton and Jim Ray join Guy and Rene to talk about “Safari as the new IE”, web standards, and content blockers.
68: Ken Case of the Omni Group
Jul 5, 2015 • 120 min
Ken Case of the Omni Group joins Guy and Rene to talk about developing for Next, starting the Omni Group, going all-in on the iPad, and experimenting with the Apple Watch.
67: WWDC 2015 roundtable
Jun 12, 2015 • 145 min
We’re live from WWDC 2015 and we’re talking about the keynote and all the developer announcements, from Apple Music to Swift 2, and everything in between! With Guy English, Rene Ritchie, Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, Matt Drance, Don Melton, and Marco Arment!
66: Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba
May 29, 2015 • 158 min
Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba joins Guy and Rene to talk the realities of developing software in the age of App Stores.
65: Steven Troughton-Smith (Live from Ull)
May 15, 2015 • 77 min
Live from the Ull conference in Ireland, Guy and Rene talk to Steven Troughton-Smith about incredibly nerdy developer stuff and Grace, an app to help children on the autistic spectrum.
64: Horace Dediu of Asymco (Live from Ull)
Apr 30, 2015 • 63 min
Live from the Ull conference in Ireland, Guy and Rene talk to Horace Dediu of Asymco fame about his background as a developer, his time at Nokia, and his current job-to-be-done: analyzing Apple.
63: Weinstein, Kramer, Frey on Workflow
Mar 26, 2015 • 71 min
Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey talk to Guy English, Rene Ritchie, and a surprise guest about their amazing iOS automation app, Workflow.
62: Edwards and Gruber on Apple Watch
Mar 6, 2015 • 138 min
Watchmaker and developer Jon Edwards, and Daring Fireball’s John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about the Apple Watch and watch culture.
61: Andy Matuschak and Khan Academy
Feb 25, 2015 • 119 min
Andy Matuschak, creator of the Sparkle update framework for Mac, member of the UIKit team from iOS 4.1 to iOS 8, and current mobile engineering lead at Khan Academy talks to Guy and Rene about helping to bring a world class education to everyone in the…
60: Melton & Ganatra episode III: Shipping software
Jan 23, 2015 • 189 min
Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk about managing deadlines, development cycles, and shipping software. In memory of Jordan Breeding.
59: Space Age episode 2: 2014
Jan 3, 2015 • 144 min
18 months later, we sat down once again with Matt Comi and Neven Mrgan of Big Bucket Software, to talk about Space Age. This time, post release. So, last week you got 2 hours of what was, this week 2 hours of what is! Time travel!
58: Space Age episode 1: 2013
Jan 3, 2015 • 139 min
Way back in early 2013 we sat down with Matt Comi and Neven Mrgan of Big Bucket Software to talk about their previous game, The Incident, and their then in-development new game, Space Age. Then… we sat on the show until now. So, this week you get 2 hours…
57: Extensibility roundtable
Nov 26, 2014 • 117 min
James Thomson of PCalc, Ashley Nelson-Hornstein of Dropbox, Bryan Irace of Tumblr, and Brad Ellis Pacific Helm join Guy and Rene to talk about Extensibility, its benefits and limitations, and the just-announced WatchKit.
56: Laura Savino and Khan Academy
Nov 6, 2014 • 87 min
Laura Savino of Khan Academy joins Guy and Rene to talk about how she got into development, the importance of language and education, not shipping, building teams, and more!
55: John Siracusa, round 2
Nov 1, 2014 • 111 min
Fresh from his review of OS X Yosemite, John Siracusa returns to talk interface, vibrancy, file extensions, and a whole lot of Swift.
54: Melton & Ganatra episode II: Understanding Apple
Oct 22, 2014 • 130 min
Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk about working hard, promoting diversity, touch screen technology, and how they manage.
53: Melton & Ganatra episode I: Demoing software to Steve Jobs
Sep 26, 2014 • 130 min
Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk about presenting to Steve Jobs, web vs. native, implementing gestures, the importance of affordances, and more.
52: Developing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Murley, Richter, and Simmons
Sep 13, 2014 • 99 min
Apple has announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch. What does it all mean for developers? Former Apple Safari Evangelist Vicki Murley, MartianCraft’s Kyle Richter, and Vesper’s Brent Simmons talk it out with Guy and Rene.
51: Jim Ray on the Web and BBQ
Aug 27, 2014 • 137 min
Jim Ray joins Guy and Rene to talk about his actually joby job and ends up talking about everything from the web, to San Francisco culture, to the importance of barbecue.
50: Brianna Wu, Amanda Warner, and Revolution 60
Aug 14, 2014 • 96 min
Brianna Wu and Amanda Warner of Giant Spacekat join Guy and Rene to talk about their new Unreal Engine-based iOS game, Revolution 60. From creating their company to modeling their characters to dealing with game dev culture, this one is crackalacking!
49: Marco Arment on Overcast
Jul 30, 2014 • 188 min
Marco Arment joins Guy and Rene to talk about his new podcast client, Overcast, getting low level with Core Audio, writing downloaders, and many, many other things.
48: Swift roundtable
Jul 16, 2014 • 134 min
Natalia Berdys of Foodo Kitchen, Don Melton, former director of internet technology at Apple, and Brent Simmons of Vesper join Guy and Rene to talk about Swift, its future, Sprite Kit, and more!
47: Nitin Ganatra episode III: iPhone to iPad
Jul 2, 2014 • 140 min
In part 3 of the Nitin Ganatra trilogy, the former Director of iOS apps at Apple talks to Guy and Rene about iOS interface and API decisions, scaling to iPad, life after Apple, and what comes next.
46: Nitin Ganatra episode II: OS X to iOS
Jun 25, 2014 • 118 min
In part 2 of the Nitin Ganatra trilogy, the former Director of iOS apps at Apple talks to Guy and Rene about working on Mail for OS X, and the early days of Purple, the experience project that would ultimately deliver the iPhone.
45: Nitin Ganatra episode I: System 7 to Carbon
Jun 18, 2014 • 119 min
In part 1 of the Nitin Ganatra trilogy, the former Director of iOS apps at Apple talks to Guy and Rene about his early career in Developer Technical Support (DTS), working on System 7 in the Copland era, and the advent of Carbon.
44: WWDC 2014 developer roundtable
Jun 4, 2014 • 107 min
Matt Drance of Apple Outsider, Ryan Nielsen of Tumult, Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater, and Jason Snell of Macworld join Guy and Rene to talk about Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote — the Swift programming language, Extensibility, Cloud Kit, Metal, and more.
43: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber and Vesper Sync
May 27, 2014 • 104 min
Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about Vesper 2.0, architecting sync, the decision making process, design choices, and why Vesper for Mac comes next.
42: Rich Siegel on BBEdit
May 21, 2014 • 121 min
Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software talks to Guy and Rene about the journey of BBEdit from the classic Mac OS to OS X, PowerPC to Intel, 32- to 64-bit, and the direct sales to the Mac App Store.
41: Scotty on NSConference and RemObjects
May 7, 2014 • 114 min
Steve Scott (Scotty) talks to Guy and Rene about the early days of developer podcasts, NSConference, and his work with RemObjects.
40: Sexism in tech
Apr 23, 2014 • 112 min
Serenity Caldwell of Macworld, Jessie Char of Pacific Helm, Georgia Dow of ZEN & TECH, and Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat share their experiences with sexism in the tech industry, from coworkers to clients to conventions to culture and beyond.
39: Ken Ferry on Auto Layout, Passbook, and Understudy
Apr 9, 2014 • 125 min
Ken Ferry talks to Guy and Rene about his time at Apple working on Cocoa, Auto Layout, and Passbook, and his new app, Understudy, which seeks to bring mentored learning into the iPad age.
38: John Siracusa on Copland 2014
Apr 1, 2014 • 101 min
John Siracusa of Hypercritical and the Accidental Tech Podcast shows up to fight with Guy over Copland 2014. That is, the idea that Apple needs to embrace elements of higher level languages and figure out what comes after Objective C.
37: Miguel de Icaza on Mono
Mar 19, 2014 • 59 min
Miguel de Icaza of GNOME and Xamarin fame joins Guy and Rene to talk about Mono, the .NET compatible open source project that lets you build iOS and Android apps in C#, and the pros and cons of modern development platforms.
36: Casey Liss on C# and .Net
Mar 4, 2014 • 117 min
Casey Liss of the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) tries to sell Guy on the advantages of Microsoft’s C# programming language and the .NET frameworks.
35: Jeff McLeman on porting kernels
Feb 20, 2014 • 105 min
Guy and Rene talk to Jeff McLeman about his time at Digital, porting the NT kernel, and the current state of kernels in general.
34: Mike Ash on VoodooPad
Feb 6, 2014 • 86 min
Mike Ash of Plausible Labs joins Guy and Rene to talk about working at Rogue Amoeba, taking on VoodooPad, and speaking truth to bloggers.
33: Joe Hewitt on Facebook and gardening
Jan 23, 2014 • 69 min
Joe Hewitt talks to Guy and Rene about 100% time at AOL, building Facebook for iPhone, the freedom of the web, and soil-based startups.
32: Evan Doll on Apple and Flipboard
Jan 3, 2014 • 89 min
Evan Doll talks to Guy and Rene about his time at Apple on pro apps and iPhone OS, conceiving, launching, and managing Flipboard, and the value of relentless audacity.
31: Vicki Murley on evanglizing Safari and CSS transforms
Dec 9, 2013 • 73 min
Vicki Murley, former Safari Technology Evangelist at Apple, current founder of Sprightly Books, talks to Guy and Rene about web technologies, speaking at conferences, and beating Dan Brown at the book game.
30: Jalkut, Nielsen, Siracusa on OS X. Still.
Nov 29, 2013 • 117 min
Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, continuing with interface, scripting, and more. (Part 2 of 2.)
29: Jalkut, Nielsen, Siracusa and the future OS X
Nov 22, 2013 • 98 min
Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, starting with free updates and file systems. (Part 1 of 2.)
28: Jonathan Deutsch on Apple and Tumult
Nov 14, 2013 • 111 min
Jonathan Deutsch talks about HyperEdit, his time at Apple, the origins of Tumult, believing in Hype, and hitting people with kendo sticks.
27: Hockenberry, Rhyne, Vandal on iOS 7
Oct 23, 2013 • 105 min
Craig Hockenberry of the Iconfactory, Rob Rhyne of Martian Craft, and Luc Vandal of Edovia talk to Guy and Rene about a lot of stuff not even vaguely related to iOS 7. And a bit that is.
26: Arment, Drance, Heber, Simmons on iOS 7
Oct 10, 2013 • 77 min
Marco Arment of Overcast, Matt Drance of Apple Outsider, Sean Heber of the Iconfactory, and Brent Simmons of Vesper talk about developing for, and updating apps for, iOS 7.
25: Ryan Nielsen on Tumult and Hype
Sep 24, 2013 • 75 min
Ryan Nielsen of Tumult talks to Guy and Rene about leaving Apple to go indie, creating Hype, App Store vs. own store, remote vs. office, and dealing with Apple from the outside. (Part 2 of 2.)
24: Ryan Nielsen on Apple and OS X
Sep 4, 2013 • 106 min
Ryan Nielsen of Tumult talks to Guy and Rene about how Debug began, Çingleton, and his time as an engineering project manager on OS X at Apple where he helped kick big cats out the door. (Part 1 of 2.)
23: Wil Shipley from NeXT to Delicious Monster
Aug 19, 2013 • 67 min
Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster talks to Guy and Rene about coding on NeXT, forming the Omni Group, dealing with the “Air Force”, making Delicious Library, and what he’s working on now.
22: Gus Mueller of Flying Meat
Aug 8, 2013 • 67 min
Gus Mueller of Flying Meat talks to Guy and Rene about his username, his company name, VoodooPad and Acorn, and what he thought about Apple’s Mac offerings at WWDC 2013.
20: David Gelphman on Apple, Core Graphics, and AirPrint
Jul 22, 2013
David Gelphman, former graphics and imaging engineer at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about writing the book on Core Graphics, developing AirPrint, and discovers Montreal has bagels (Part 2 of 2).
21: Krzysztof Zabłocki and Foldify
Jul 7, 2013 • 99 min
Krzysztof Zabłocki of Foldify joins Guy and Rene to talk about building game engines, the power and insanity of C++, swizzling and stomping Objective C, and how to pronounce Commodore 64 in Polish.
19: David Gelphman from Adobe to General Magic
Jun 19, 2013
David Gelphman, former graphics and imaging engineer at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about working on Postscript at Adobe, his time at General Magic, and how to avoid inverting bug fix prognostication equations. (Part 1 of 2)
18: WWDC 2013 live
Jun 11, 2013 • 37 min
Guy English of Debug, Marc Edwards and Seth Clifford of Iterate, and Rene Ritchie of iMore team up to talk WWDC 2013 with guests Mark Kawano, Don Melton, Dave Wiskus, Dan Moren, Brad Ellis, Brent Simmons, and more! Also: Hall of Fame awards!
17: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper
Jun 6, 2013 • 118 min
Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about their new app, Vesper, the value of ideas and collecting them, the art of collaboration, flat design, accessibility, testing, app pricing, and more. Also: Mad Men.
13: Don Melton on Blink, Servo, and more
May 24, 2013 • 101 min
Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, returns for a special follow-up episode with Guy and Rene to discuss the newly announced Google Blink and Mozilla/Samsung Servo HTML rendering engines, and to tell us what us which…
16: Ben Lachman and Robert Cantoni have a Nice Mohawk
May 4, 2013 • 70 min
Ben Lachman and Robert Cantoni join Guy and Rene to talk about their list manager app, Ita, and the possibilities of it coming to the Mac, blogging as a duet, the importance of accessibility, and how to have a really Nice Mohawk.
15: Mike Lee and Lemur Chemistry
Apr 16, 2013 • 93 min
Mike Lee of the New Lemurs talks to Guy and Rene about airline Java, Delicious Library, Tapulous and the early days of iOS, United Lemurs, VC mistakes, the Obama and Apple Store apps, the Appsterdam project, New Lemurs, and dressing like a space pirate.
14: iCloud and Core Data sync
Apr 5, 2013 • 70 min
Daniel Pasco of Black Pixel, Brent Simmons of Ranchero Software, and Justin Williams of Second Gear talk to Guy and Rene about iCloud Core Data sync, why everyone seems to be in a bad mood about it, and how, if at all, Apple can fix it.
12: Don Melton and Safari
Mar 25, 2013 • 92 min
Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about assembler on the Apple II, open-sourcing Mozilla, building Nautilus, creating WebKit and the Safari browser, teaching bears to dance, and cleaning…
11: Tammy Coron of Nickelfish
Mar 18, 2013 • 72 min
Tammy Coron of Nickelfish talks with Guy and Rene about coding (and re-coding!) the iMore app, the TRS-80 and text adventures, computers in schools, teaching kids to code, and surviving the zombie apocalypse.
10: Matt Drance, the Apple Outsider
Mar 5, 2013 • 92 min
Matt Drance of Apple Outsider and Bookhouse talks with Guy and Rene about working at and with Apple, the unsung heroes of software,the difference between marketing and developer-driven management, how to get started, and twiddling the PS4 bits.
9: The future of human interface
Feb 26, 2013 • 64 min
Marc Edwards of Bjango, Guy English of Kicking Bear, Loren Brichter of Atebits, Sebastiaan de With of DoubleTwist, and Rene Ritchie of Mobile Nations talk human interfaces of the future, including Siri, Google Now, Kinect, Leap, MYO, Project Glass,…
8: Grant Paul aka chpwn
Feb 22, 2013 • 72 min
Grant Paul, aka chpwn, talks to Guy and Rene about developing for jailbreak, hacking the Nintendo Wii, the architecture behind SpringBoard and Apple TV apps, Siri, the future of file systems, and taking things to 11.
7: Jordan Mechner and Karateka
Feb 4, 2013 • 45 min
Jordan Mechner of Karateka and Prince of Persia fame talks to Guy and Rene about coding for the Apple II, bringing cinematic storytelling to games, adapting for iOS, and the future of creative content. Show notes jordanmechner.com Karateka for iOS Last…
6: Adam Saltsman and Hundreds
Jan 23, 2013 • 92 min
Adam Saltsman podcasts with Guy and Rene for 90 minutes before hitting a wall and tumbling to his death. Also, designing Canabalt and Hundreds, sketching in Flash and Flixel, and the power of swinging ropes.
5: Craig Hockenberry, Sean Heber, and Twitterrific
Jan 5, 2013 • 108 min
Craig Hockenberry and Sean Heber of the Iconfactory talk to Guy and Rene about Twitterrific 5, the early days of the iPhone, Chameleon, beefs with nibs, underscores, colons, and ternary operators, App Store realities, and the importance of blame avoidance…
4: Dave Teare and 1Password
Dec 24, 2012 • 68 min
Dave Teare, co-founder of Agile Bits and co-developer of 1Password for Mac, iOS, and pretty damn near everywhere else, talks to Guy and Rene about project management, killing features, customer support, the challenges of going cross-platform, and the…
3: Jury and Kaleidoscope 2
Dec 10, 2012 • 76 min
Michael Jurewitz (Jury), formerly developer tools evangelist at Apple, now director of product development at Black Pixel, talks to Guy and Rene about Kaleidoscope 2, the realities of Apple, how to ship software, how to price software, and dealing with…
2: Paul Haddad and Tapbots
Nov 26, 2012 • 89 min
Paul Haddad of Tapbots talks to Guy and Rene about coding on NeXT, deploying Tweetbot and Netbot on multiple platforms, for multiple services, pricing for scarcity, in-app purchases, push notifications, iCloud sync, and his beef with AppKit.
1: Loren Brichter and Letterpress
Nov 13, 2012 • 89 min
Loren Brichter of Atebits talks to Guy and Rene about working on the iPhone at Apple, Tweetie at Twitter, and now Letterpress on his own. OpenGL, Game Center API, in-app purchases, iOS 7 feature requests, and other assorted nerdery follows.