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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    60: Everyone Should Know This

    This week, Mark and Gordon discuss that darn Internet and the inaugural CocoaLove conference in Philadelphia. From there they go on to discuss failable initializers and other Swift 1.1 features and fixes. Finally the guys address some questions about how they manage monolithic storyboards.

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    59: Cognitive Capital

    Mark and Gordon discuss `fmap` and `apply` in Swift as they pertain to `Optional` values, and how these functional concepts can add cleanliness and clarity to everyday patterns.

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    58: Saving Lives

    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.

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    57: The Properties of Glass

    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.

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    56: Brackety Splat

    Mark and Gordon continue to talk about functional concepts in Swift, this time looking at real world applications in iOS development.

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    55: Dad Stuff

    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.

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    54: Flow Betwixt

    This week, Mark and Gordon discuss so-called "flow controllers" and best practices for getting around town with UIKit.

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    53: Wave Thingies in the Recording Thingie

    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.

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    52: Nobody Wins Flip Cup

    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.

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    51: Waiting For the Beer Endorsements

    Mark and Gordon discuss ZeroPush as a push notification service, MVVM, and protocols as they work on recovering from the night before.

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