Apps for Water is a promotion organized by Gaucho Software to benefit charity: water. We are participating and will be donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of Lights Finder, Web Roulette, and In Season on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. There are many other excellent apps participating. Find something you like and help a worthy cause at the same time!
Just because your configuration file’s contents are written in a DSL does not mean you should pretend it’s not Ruby anymore.
We’re pleased to announce that the 2011 update to our Christmas Lights Finder is now available on the App Store. This year’s update features a beautiful new design by Sarah Bush, and adds a few new ways to explore, including videos. The directory of lights now has over 1,750 entries. We believe it is the largest in the world!
You can read more in the press release.
One common suggestion for improvement from attendees was for demos. These are always tricky with networking topics, because you never know how good the Wi-Fi will be at a conference. When I give this talk in the future, I think I will split it into two, build some demos, and bring a second laptop with a cross-over cable.
Instead of focusing on a single band or record in a Music to Code By post, I’m going to try something a bit different this time. For me, there are two kinds of coding. The first is deep thought: architecture design, solving a difficult algorithmic problem or hunting down a tricky bug. Read More
June 8, 2011 is World IPv6 Day. Many large organizations around the world will offer their primary website’s content on the IPv6 Internet in addition to IPv4. If all goes well, the hope is that this will be a permanent change and these sites will operate dual-stack.
You can test your ability to reach the IPv6 Internet by visiting test-ipv6.com.
If you operate a website, you can make your content available directly to IPv6 users, too. Obtain a native IPv6 address block from your Internet provider, configure your servers with an IPv6 address, then add AAAA entries to your DNS for the new address.
CocoaConf is a new developer-focused conference for Mac OS X and iOS being held August 12-13 in Columbus, OH. I am presenting a session on networking with Cocoa. It will cover the various APIs available to Mac OS X and iOS developers from Apple and third-parties, as well as touch on issues unique to using the network on a mobile platform.
Early registration opened today and you can get a conference pass for 50% off.