Weekly Roundup: Coding in Anger

Brent Simmons continued his absolutely fantastic series of blog posts this past week with one entitled Atom XHTML Content Considered Jerky, which reminded me of one of my favorite phrases of all time: "coding in anger." As far as I can tell, the term originated with David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, in a blog ...

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Control of the Week: MJParallaxCollectionView

MJParallaxCollectionView

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Weekly Roundup: Squircles

WWDC is fast approaching, and with it comes inevitable change. It seems highly likely that the next version of Mac OS X will feature an iOS-inspired, squircle-laden user interface overhaul. Meanwhile, the nascent wearables market is seeing one of its first casualties, with a scoop from CNet that Nike will be shutting down their F...

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Control of the Week: EBPhotoPages

EBPhotoPages

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Weekly Roundup: Memories of Safari

Once upon a time, Apple was no longer a "beleagured" computer maker, but also was not yet the world's most valuable maker of computers and consumer electronics. Mac OS X was downright lickable, and you'd use Internet Explorer 5 for Mac to browse the web from your toilet seat-looking iBook (mine ran at an acceptable 300MHz) while listening to MP3s downloaded from the recently defunct Napster. Maybe you'd burn some of them to CD to listen to on your Discman. Mac OS X's developer docume...

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Control of the Week: PWParallaxScrollView

PWParallaxScrollView

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Weekly Roundup: "No Sleep til Dub-Dub"

WWDC's dates were officially announced this week, and (thankfully!) the seemingly arbitrary system of the past for allocating tickets based upon whether you happened to wake up at the right time has been replaced with a far more fair lottery system. Last year I made a bingo card for the week's announcements, and my predictions were generally pretty good, although I am really bummed out that iOS 7 didn't include any nods towards ...

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Control of the Week: COSTouchVisualizer for iOS

COSTouchVisualizer

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COSTouchVisualizer
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