Cocoa Podcasts

Now that I am a fully fledged member of the Apple Developer Connection, I have been delving deep into the world of XCode.

It’s a strange journey being that I haven’t had to deal with pointers for a long while now. My main development focus has been Ruby/Rails C# and VB.NET, none of which you need to concern yourself about *variable.

Saying that though I am actually enjoing the power and control I have over my code compared to the other languages.

Anyway…I digress…

Apart from the books I’m reading about Cocoa, I found some very cool podcasts dedicated to the subject.

CocoaRadio is an interview format podcast where you can hear what other developers/companies are doing with Cocoa. There are also some very good discussions on specific libraries in the famework, like sync.

CocoaCast is a very good screencast series to teach you from the start how to develop in Objective-C and XCode.

Fantastic SubSonic 2.0 Beta 1 Release

I am a big fan of SubSonic being a .NET developer and Ruby on Rails evangelist.

Developing ASP.NET applications in SubSonic is a much  more productive task as it takes all the benefits of Rails into the .NET environment. Subsonic is a zero code DAL (Data Access Layer) providing rich data features.

The one thing i love about this tool is being able to get a site up and running quickly using the scaffold. I just use the scaffold function as a temporary development environment until I am ready to build the templates ans start implementing some CSS to get the UI designed.

The new command line tool is a great addtion to SubSonic and provides a lot of cool generate functions and much more.

Check out SubSonic at http://www.codeplex.com/actionpack

Standby for Launch

How do you keep a programmer in the shower all day?
Give him a bottle of shampoo which says “lather, rinse, repeat.”

It has been a long time in the “Maybe this is a good idea” stage, but finally I am ready to Launch CreativeScreenCasts.com.

I now have all the equipment ready and the first planned WebApp.creativescreencasts.com wordpress site is being configured ready for go. I will be showing you the latest in web applications, tips and tricks in using these and more…

There are a number of other screen cast productions I have in the pipline, including “Adventures with Ruby on Rails”. I need to shorten the title somehow but this podcast will see me entering the world of RoR and the trails and tribulations on this journey.

So the counddown is on and I am very excited….

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