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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    69: I'm a Bus

    This week, we learn about the dangers of Pre-Workout, oddities in the Swift compiler and go on a rant about TestFlight and iTunes Connect. Could your family be at risk of getting too jacked on Pre-Workout to read on the bus? Find out tonight at 11.

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    68: Big Time Brain Explosion

    Listen! This week, Mark and Gordon take a fairly deep dive into the Legend of Zelda franchise. There's also some Swift and bindings and stuff. Remember when this used to be a technical show?

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    67: We Cut Stuff Out

    This week, Gordon and our producer, Thom, host a very special episode in which we present a collection of our best-of moments and bloopers.

    Okay who are we kidding, it's all bloopers. Sit back and enjoy this gift from us to you.

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    66: That's My Neck Tattoo

    This week, Mark talks about using Swift to connect to a GoPro camera, Gordon learns that Selfie Sticks are a thing, and Mark finally fixes LLDB on his machine. From there, they chat about Apple's newfound openness and we finally get to the bottom of Gordon's feelings on Frozen.

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    65: Installing X11

    Mark and Gordon catch up before the Thanksgiving break (oh, by the way, we're taking a break last week. Plan retroactively accordingly) and discuss dependency management with Carthage and how it relates to CocoaPods.

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    64: The Realities of Being Batman

    This week, Mark and Gordon spend a solid 10 minutes discussing the absurdity of the DC Comics Universe. From there, Gordon proudly explains the solution he developed to the network operation retry queue that was discussed last week. That solution is pretty great. So come for that and stay for the Batman discussion.

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    63: For All Intensive Purposes

    Mark and Gordon chat about replaying cached network requests and all of the edge cases that pop up around that. Then they take a short detour into talking about a weird issue around new iOS 8 push notification APIs and provisioning (they think).

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    62: There Is No Person Named Ralph T. Bot

    Mark and Gordon chat about another win for their Application View Controller, then commiserate over code signing, application submission and AppleID and iTunes Connect woes.

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    61: Swift is Swift

    With Mark on vacation in sunny SoCal (I have no idea if SoCal is sunny in October, but lets say it is), Gordon sits down with fellow thoughtbot dev and Haskell enthusiast Pat Brisbin to talk about Haskell, Functional Programming, and how it all relates to Swift.

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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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