Build Phase

Build Phase

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.

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    82: Lets Start the Show on a High Note

    This week the guys attempt to demystify Swift with a little Q and A where Mark has the Qs and Gordon has the As (obviously). There's also just a little too much excitement about a Mac app. The transition to baseball podcast is nearly complete.

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    81: Are You Watching the Game Right Now?

    This week, Mark and Gordon discuss the inevitable rise of the Astros as the MLB leaders for striking out, a weird bug in Xcode that is causing it to build the wrong kind of archive, errors trying to build the library using CocoaPods, really just a whole bunch of errors going on today.

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    79: Immutability, or Whatever

    Mark is out this week, so Gordon is joined by Tony DiPasquale. They discuss Poppins, an internal app that they are working on to view and share animated gifs, Micro frameworks in Swift, and talk through refactoring a method from using Result to deal with multiple return values to returning a polymorphic protocol type.

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    78: Check Yourself Before You UIRectEdge Yourself

    In what might end up being the guys' laziest episode to date, they start off by talking about a possible bug in UIScreenEdgePanGestureRecognizer and then talk about Mark's current project dealing with a particularly bad legacy codebase. They then meander into a half-hearted conversation about weightlifting before calling it a show.

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    77: A Version By Any Other Name

    This week, the guys discuss Argo's inexorable march towards 1.0-hood and somehow find themselves in a rant about semantic versioning (or the lack thereof).

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    76: [unintelligible robot sounds]

    This week Mark and Gordon take a break from the recent series of episodes about Swift and instead turn to discussing the pain points of developing on Apple's platform and how it's getting more and more difficult to be an apologist. From there the fellas discuss Gordon's impostor syndrome flare-ups that occur when it's time to write UI code.

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    75: What's that in Celsius?

    This week, Gordon and Mark continue their accidental Swift-and-frameworks-that-use-functionalish-concepts series by talking about the new Parser type in Argo and niceties that are emerging in ReactiveCocoa's Swift development branch.

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    74: That's a Fear Response

    Baseball is back! After getting over that excitement, Mark and Gordon chat about upcoming changes to Argo, and get into some places where limitations in Swift's type system prevent them from being as expressive as they would like to be.

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    73: Mr. X

    This week, Mark and Gordon continue discussing integrating ReactiveCocoa into projects and the impact the newly-minted Swift 1.2 will have on future development.

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