Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Aaron Brethorst • October 06, 2011

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

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Some Exciting News

Aaron Brethorst • September 29, 2011

A few months back, I was contacted by Marine and Rob with mobile[foo], the mobile development arm of Red Gate Software. They wanted to know if I would consider selling Cocoa Controls.

Initially, I was hesitant. The last thing I would ever want would be for Cocoa Controls to lose its community focus, or its ability to be a great, free resource.

But, after an early morning call with Marine and Rob (they’re based out of Cambridge in the U.K.), I realized that their goals were ...

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Here's to the Crazy Ones

Aaron Brethorst • August 25, 2011

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

You sure did, Steve. You sure did.

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

Aaron Brethorst • July 29, 2011

A Brief Retrospective

When I launched Cocoa Controls back in January, I did it because I kept losing track of all the cool open-source iOS components that I had found on GitHub, and needed a place to stash them. Furthermore, I hoped that with a little luck, lots of new controls would simply come to me! Finally, I expected that there were probably a few other people out there with a similar need as me.

As it works out, I have been absolutely blown away by the response I’ve...

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Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst • May 24, 2011

It’s been a pretty great week around Cocoa Controls. Here’s the latest.

Site Updates

I added a handy-dandy grid/table switcher to all of the Control index pages. Now, you can view significantly larger thumbnails of iOS and OS X controls before diving into the details pages. Look for it in the top right corner on All Controls, iOS and OS X.

The Great Facebook Purge continues! I am in the process of ensuring that all of your comments are successfully transferre...

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Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst • May 17, 2011

Welcome back to week two of the Cocoa Controls blog! I’ve been pretty busy over here, what with some technical issues, some site updates, great new content, and 21 new controls.

Site availability issues

You may have noticed some instances in the past day or so where the site has been difficult to reach. Apparently, our hosting provider, Heroku, has been experiencing occasional problems with properly directing HTTP traffic. If you run into this pr...

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How to Build the Twitter iPad User Experience

Aaron Brethorst • May 16, 2011

About two months ago, I inquired on Twitter about whether anyone had created an open source version of the Twitter iPad user interface. Subsequently, I’ve seen three separate projects on GitHub that provide a great framework for you to build your own Twitter-like iPad interfaces. Today, we’re going to look at one of the projects I discovered and see how to build as nearly perfect a clone of the Twitter iPad ...

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Book (P)review: iOS Recipes

Jonathan Penn • May 09, 2011

(Aaron: hey look, I found someone to take me up on my offer for a guest post! Shoot me an email if you want to see your name on here, too. Also, a big thanks to Jonathan for stepping up and being the first in line. And, check out his website, Cocoa Manifest when you have a chance.)

Programming books you find on bookstore shelves can be worthless. Most are the learn-something-to-boast-like-an-expert-in-30-days variety. Many are ...

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Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst • May 09, 2011

Welcome to the new Cocoa Controls blog! I’m hoping that this will develop as well as the rest of the site has. I’ve been meaning to launch the blog for a few weeks now, but various and sundry other issues have caught my attention.


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