WWDC Wednesday: pickers, menus, and actions, oh my!

Today ended up being unexpectedly busy, and I ended up watching just a single WWDC session. But, it was a great one, and I'm excited to share a bit about it with you. I watched Build with iOS pickers, menus and actions, which offers details about some of the really exciting changes Apple is making to a number of core UIKit controls in iOS 14.

Specifically, this session covers appearance changes to some UIKit controls...

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WWDC Tuesday Roundup: UICollectionView, WidgetKit, and App Clips

Today was the first full day of WWDC 2020, and it boasted two significant differences from past conferences. The first major change was a Netflix-style simultaneous release of all of the day's sessions at once. This change is delightful, since it means you can watch the sessions you're most interested in whenever may be most convenient for you. The second major change is that session durations vary pretty widely from one to the next. Allowing WWDC sessions to be as long or as short as they nee...

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Tuesday's Most Interesting-Looking WWDC Sessions

Tuesday's WWDC sessions are now all available! This year's average session length is about 20 minutes long, which means you nibble your way through a ton of different sessions in between meetings or while just taking a break. There's a ton of great-looking content; here are some of the highlights.

Sessions that make you go "🤔"

Meet Nearby Interaction

View on WWDC website

The Ne...

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This One Goes to 11 - WWDC Monday Wrap-Up

On Monday, Apple announced new versions of all their operating systems, including macOS 11 (aka "Big Sur"), which they describe as the biggest change to macOS since Mac OS X. Apple also announced the widely-expected macOS on ARM (or Apple Silicon as they've branded their chips). Developer Transition Kits will be available as soon as this week in the form of a Mac mini with an A12Z processor. Sign up for the Quick Start Program at https://deve...

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WWDC 2020 Predictions

I’ve been a Cocoa developer since 2003, and an iOS developer since it was called iPhoneOS in 2008. I’ve attended WWDC four times: first in 2003 as a student scholarship winner, and then three times in the 2010s. I thought I had a good handle on the WWDC formula, and that I was pretty good at the WWDC prediction game, but COVID-19 has thrown a real curveball at us this year. Nevertheless, we can make some very good guesses about what will be announced this year, based in part on a s...

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