Tasty coffee with AeroPress

When you just want one cup of damn good coffee your best bet is to give the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker a try. The AeroPress makes cleanup quick and is portable enough to throw in your backpack or even take along on your next camping trip. The process, or…

Getting started with UI Automation in Xcode 4

Did you know that with a little patience and some knowledge of JavaScript you can write automated UI tests against your iOS applications? What’s even better is with Xcode 4.2 installed its as easy as clicking a record button and having Instruments generate the test scripts for you.…

Blocks save the day

I’m consistently amazed how useful blocks are in Objective-C. So much so that I’ll be attempting to document useful ways that blocks can make your life easier as an iOS developer. Here’s the first of (hopefully) many posts of its kind. Take this code (void)viewDidAppear:(BOOL)…

Notes on Rework

Rework has been on my “things to read” list since it was published over a year and a half ago. I was surprised when I came across a copy at my local library and couldn’t pass it up. Rework is a book that is entirely made up of material…

Cocoaconf 2011 Recap

Cocoaconf actually took me by surprise as I just happened to hear about it from a tweet within a month of it taking place. It’s pretty rare to find developer events of this size so close by Detroit so I had to jump on the opportunity. Who would’ve…

So whats new?

It’s a good feeling knowing that you’re getting things done. Doing all of those things that you’ve maybe thought about getting around to and then lost the sticky note that it was written down on. I’ve even been able to squeeze in a blog post, now…

WindyCityGo Mobile Conference

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend WindyCityGo in Chicago, IL with a few hundred fellow mobile developers. The two primary sponsors of the event were Groupon and ThoughtWorks who both have a strong presence within the city. A couple of my takeaways from the event were.. Boyd’…