Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by iOS developers Mark Adams and Gordon Fontenot; they discuss code, design, and creating great iOS apps.
This week, a lone recruiter appeared on one of our pull requests. He used 'recruit'. It wasn't very effective. This gave Gordon and Mark plenty of fodder to kick the episode off. The fellas discussed a new, major release of Liftoff that adds support for custom build settings and the generation of Swift projects. The use of TDD as a design tool becomes they topic as they discuss Roster, a Swift application under development for internal thoughtbot use.
Mark and Gordon vent about this week's internet stupidity, and then discuss MVVM and whether or not it's worth the effort in simple applications.
Mark and Gordon continue to talk about functional concepts in Swift, this time looking at real world applications in iOS development.
This week Mark and Gordon discuss type safety and functional programming in Swift (again), the finer points of making your application accessible, and the only way you should be seeing movies in this day and age.
This week, Mark and Gordon discuss so-called "flow controllers" and best practices for getting around town with UIKit.
About 5 minutes after shipping their client application, Mark and Gordon discuss the stresses of shipping, and answer some followup emails about the intermittent test failures they were seeing, and the high level Application View Controller architecture they have been using.
On the final day of thoughtbot's Summer Summit 2014, Mark and Gordon sit down in person to discuss an approach to surfacing network errors to the user and efforts to reduce duplication in doing so.
Mark and Gordon discuss ZeroPush as a push notification service, MVVM, and protocols as they work on recovering from the night before.
Wow, 50 shows. Can you believe that we still have things to talk about? Nope, we can't either. In this landmark episode, Mark and Gordon do a post-mortem on integrating MVVM into their daily development practices and ruminate on the resulting architectures that emerge at production scale.
Mark and Gordon commiserate over intermittent test failures only happening on their CI server, then switch gears to briefly discuss the recent release to the Swift programming language.