Posts tagged with ‘Cocoa’
Xcode: Who’s to Blame?
October 17, 2017
A recent tweet from Dave DeLong reminded me of something that’s been on my mind for a long while.
New Xcode Build System and BuildSettingExtractor
June 13, 2017
Last week at WWDC 2017, Apple announced a new build system for Xcode, with an opt-in preview in Xcode 9. The new system is written in Swift and promises to be a significant advance in a number of areas including performance and dependency management. The new system is built on top of the open source llbuild project and lays the foundation for integrating the Xcode build system with the Swift Package Manager.
NSConference 7: A Look Back
March 24, 2015
Last fall, I received an email that read, “I would like to invite you to be a speaker at NSConference 7”.
Learning More About Xcode Build Settings with BuildSettingExtractor
February 8, 2015
Last week I posted about BuildSettingExtractor, a utility that makes it easy to pull the build settings out of an Xcode project file and into xcconfig build configuration files. (The post also mentions some xcconfig file benefits with links to ‘how to’ information. Read the earlier post here.)
Generating Xcode Build Configuration Files with BuildSettingExtractor (xcodeproj → xcconfig)
January 31, 2015
The most recent NSScreencast covered using build configuration files to specify build settings in Xcode. (Episode #154)
November 10, 2014
The response to Backtrace has been fantastic, and I wanted to thank everyone who has shown their support by purchasing the album and helping to spread the word. You made Backtrace the #1 comedy album on iTunes in the US, UK, and Canada. You also made it debut at #5 on the Billboard Comedy Album Chart. I cannot thank you all enough!
Breakpoints in Vegas — Album Preview Jam
September 23, 2014
Last Friday night, just a stone’s throw away from where Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack performed their legendary shows, James Dempsey and the Breakpoints made their Las Vegas debut. The jam featured songs from the upcoming album Backtrace.
iOS Device Summary: iPhone 6 Update
September 10, 2014
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary to include the new iPhone 6 models.
An Eclectic Breakpoint Jam in Columbus
August 14, 2014
The 2014 Fall Tour kicked off at CocoaConf Columbus with the most eclectic collection of instruments ever assembled for a Breakpoint Jam.
iOS Device Summary: iOS 8 Update
June 13, 2014
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary for iOS 8 with the info Apple has publicly posted.
Breakpoints Recap WWDC 2014
June 11, 2014
There was no WWDC ticket for me this year, but it was still a very enjoyable and busy week for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints. Here are some of the highlights from last week in San Francisco.
WWDC After Dark
May 13, 2014
When James Dempsey and the Breakpoints play live near WWDC, sometimes things progress beyond the sweet sounds of nerdy, nerdy music.
James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, LIVE near WWDC 2014, Wed 6/4!
April 29, 2014
James Dempsey and the Breakpoints will be performing Live Near WWDC 2014 on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM.
March of the Breakpoints — ‘Goto Fail’, Chicago, DC
April 9, 2014
March was a busy month for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, with a brand new song and video (ripped from the headlines!) and Breakpoint Jams at CocoaConf Chicago and Washington DC.
Updated iOS Device Summary with iPad Air and new iPad mini
October 24, 2013
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary to include the newly-announced iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.
Updated iOS Device Summary with iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
September 10, 2013
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary to include the newly-announced iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
iOS Device Summary: iOS 7 Update
June 21, 2013
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary for iOS 7 with the info Apple has publicly posted.
Breakpoints Live Near WWDC 2013, Wed 6/12! Save the date!
May 28, 2013
Update Jun 9, 2013: Daniel Pasco will be joining the Breakpoints on trumpet and guitar!
Getting an app ready for iPhone 5
October 2, 2012
I was traveling the week between the iPhone 5 announcement and release. I returned from my trip champing at the bit to update my app WALT to use the entire 4-inch display, instead of being stuck in the letterbox ghetto. Updating turned out to be simple and straightforward. Here’s how it went.
Shipping a first iOS app
August 27, 2012
My first iOS app, WALT, went live recently, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the development experience. Overall, there were two big differences from past projects I have worked on.
The Liki Song on iTunes!
June 8, 2012Our new single, The Liki Song, is now available on iTunes. Like a tropical breeze arriving on the shores of a faraway isle, the new single from James Dempsey and the Breakpoints is here—gliding onto the scene just in time for WWDC 2012.