Thursday, April 29, 2010

Uninstalling Mac developer tools

If you ever need to uninstall the Mac OS X developer tools, you do it with one command:

sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all

Found this advice here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mac OS X key bindings

I'm trying to make my Xcode environment a bit more friendly and thus I'm investigating key bindings. A good article that summarizes how to change key bindings system-wide.

http://www.erasetotheleft.com/post/mac-os-x-key-bindings/

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work with Xcode. My original investigation started here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Test-Driven in Groovy presentation in the bag

Joe Muraski and myself did a Test-Driven in Groovy workshop at GR8 in the US conference here in Bloomington, MN this past Friday. If you're interested in the materials (presentation, demo app), you can get it all right here. The demo consists of a Java web app with lots of opportunity for refactoring, Groovy unit tests, and Cucumber (via cuke4duke) acceptance tests.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

iPhone presentation

What a great turn out for the iPhone presentation last night. Thanks to everyone that came out. I've updated the Google Groups page for the presentation with links to blogs and other interesting information pertaining to iPhone platform development.

http://groups.google.com/group/jamsessions/web/10-04-07-iphone-os-the-next-killer-platform

A huge thanks goes out to my co-presenter, Bob McCune. The SenateJam demo was a big hit.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Preparing for DevJam Jam Session iPhone presentation

I've been spending some time working on an iPhone development presentation that Bob McCune and I will co-present at DevJam's Jam Session this coming Wednesday. I was looking at job trends at indeed.com--iPhone is #3 on the list of top job trends. Here's the graph:



Wow! Talk about growth. Looking forward to the presentation.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

First impressions of the new iPad

What a beautiful device! A little bit heavy to hold in one hand for an extended period of time. Smudges from finger taps and swipes are more noticeable on this device, especially when reading text. I'll have to investigate a protective film and see that makes any difference.

The processor in this device is very fast; the device is very snappy with animations, games, and video. I can see game makers really going after this thing. EA seems to have a couple of games out for the iPad (I tried Scrabble and Need for Speed). Game control was very good for Need for Speed.

Transferring .epub files to your iPad

Transferring .epub files purchased outside of iTunes seems to be very easy. Download the .epub file to your computer. Open up iTunes and select File -> Add to Library... menu item. From the file chooser, select the .epub file that you want to transfer to your iPad. Click Choose and the eBook file will be added to your Book Library in iTunes 9.1. Sync as usual and the book will show up in iBooks.