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Edge Cases

Summary: A weekly podcast about (mostly Apple-related) software development by Andrew Pontious and Wolf Rentzsch.

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 Edge Cases 43: Don't Expect Anything To Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:40

Kyle Sluder, who works on OmniOutliner at The Omni Group, talks to Wolf Rentzsch about disassembling, Core Animation, KVO, Auto Layout and more.

 Edge Cases 42: In a UI Tarpit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:22

Andrew Pontious starts talking with Wolf Rentzsch about why native application UIs are better than website UIs, but ends up talking about why there are no ads in most iOS apps.

 Edge Cases 41: The Tofu Scale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:46

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about philosophical and practical aspects of branching in version control.

 Edge Cases 40: Heroic Measures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:17

Andrew Pontious talks with Wolf Rentzsch about how software developers often have to go "above and beyond" as part of their work.

 Edge Cases 39: Productivity Porn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:11

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about his favorite Getting Things Done-oriented applications, such as OmniFocus, TaskPaper, and a few surprises. Plus: Charlie's Angels villains.

 Edge Cases 38: A Programmer and a Puzzler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:09

Andrew Pontious along with Wolf Rentzsch talks about Andrew's experiences with text adventure games; a bit of their history, what it was like to develop them, and his eventual deal-breaking frustration with puzzles.

 Edge Cases 37: In the Tree of Your TODO List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:01

Wolf Rentzsch, a GTD cultist, and Andrew Pontious, who's GTD-curious, talk about Getting Things Done in their fluffiest episode yet.

 Edge Cases 36: A Zeno's Paradox of Authentication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:00

Wolf Rentzsch talks to Andrew Pontious about practical OAuth: how it works, tips and tricks about how to integrate it into your apps, and the ups and downs of version 2.0.

 Edge Cases 35: Their Job Is to Break It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:44

Andrew Pontious, with second guest cohost Peter Hosey, talks about the strange and wacky world of quality assurance engineers.

 Edge Cases 34: Xcode, I Want to Get Organized! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:50

Andrew Pontious, accompanied by Wolf Rentzsch, lets loose in this extra-long episode with his second Xcode 4 rant, this time focusing on Xcode's overstuffed Organizer window.

 Edge Cases 33: Flattry Will Get You Everywhere | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:10

Wolf Rentzsch along with Andrew Pontious uses the Swedish micropayment service Flattr as an excuse to talk about inter-application communication yet again as well as introduce Compliment, his app to make it easier for other apps to integrate with Flattr.

 Edge Cases 32: The Case Against Xcode Plugins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:34

Andrew Pontious covers with Wolf Rentzsch the logic behind why Apple won't introduce a public Xcode plugin architecture. Plus: how Mike Lee solved the halting problem.

 Edge Cases 31: The Turing Frights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:07

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about Microsoft's research OS, Singularity, which breaks through the stagnation of current operatings systems with innovative use of static analysis, communication channel contracts, and more.

 Edge Cases 30: One Ring to Cocoa-Bind Them All | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:17

Andrew Pontious explores with Wolf Rentzsch key-value coding, key-value observing, and Cocoa Bindings: what's interesting about them, and how they can be a stack of suck. And remember: holiday break till January!

 Edge Cases 29: Squirting Code Across Address Spaces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:40

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about mach_override (his project for dynamically overriding functions) and mach_inject (his project for cross-process code execution). You'll never guess who uses them!


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