Build Phase

Build Phase

Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design.
Hosted by iOS developers Mark Adams, Jack Nutting, and Gordon Fontenot.

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    101: SELECT is Not Broken

    Gordon and Jack (or is it Reda?) sit down to chat about "good" and "bad" architecture decisions and how early adoption with Swift has framed interactions with the language and tools today.

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    100: The Live Call In Show

    On their 100th episode, which they definitely did not forget about while recording, Mark and Gordon hold their first ever live call in giveaway! Unfortunately nobody participated, so they move on to talk about Gordon's Xcode plugin for Vim and how he works in Vim for day to day iOS development. Gordon's audio still sucks and he's incredibly sorry about that.

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    99: Just UIKit Things

    This week Mark is joined by special guest and host of Tentative, Reda Lemeden. Having a designer-slash-developer on the show allows Mark to not shut up about UIKit, best practices for bridging Swift and Objective-C frameworks, and fancy new features in iOS 10.

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    98: Repressed Memories

    After claiming (incorrectly) to have fixed the audio issues in the Austin office (sorry, working on it), Jack lures Gordon into ranting about UIPageViewController. We're almost certain we recorded this episode before, but it's still horrible, so here we are. They then take a quick detour into discussing how their bodies are falling apart as they get older before chatting about Jack's journeys into game development and improvements in watchOS 3.

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    97: Lonely, Lonely England

    After establishing that Gordon lacks an internal monologue, Mark and Gordon discuss obscure CoreAnimation APIs, their favorite sessions from WWDC 2016 and some best practices for crafting code that walks the line between being a mess and needlessly abstract.

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    96: If You Say It Twice, It's True

    In this episode, Gordon and Jack discuss pipe dreams about enhancements to the Cocoa frameworks, commiserate about fear of public speaking, and lament the fickle nature of space-time which prevents them from knowing the future.

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    95: A Clear Idea of Lamps

    After taking a quick audio tour of Gordon's closet, he and Mark chat about Gordon's general imposter syndrome around UIKit, his feelings of burnout around iOS, and how he's exploring Elixir as a way to add depth to his skill set. Then they make horribly inaccurate speculations on what will happen at WWDC.

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    94: Re-Built This City

    Jack and Mark talk about the old days, the dynamic nature of Objective-C and whether that matters, and how to transition from one thing to the next. Shout-out to all the jugglers and mimes.

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    93: Less Bathroomy

    On this episode of Build Phase, it becomes clear that waiting too long to release version 1.0 of your open source library will not win you very much admiration from either Gordon or Jack. The two of them also discuss difficulties that arise while debugging monadic pipelines and hypothesize about threading and performance.

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    92: It's Been a Long Week

    After what seems like a very long week away, Gordon, Mark and Jack uncover the hairy details involved in working with Argo and Swish, and discuss the differences between using Result type and using Swift error handling syntax.

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