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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 13: AppleScript's Glorious Failure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about why AppleScript is a really awesome language and why it's basically dead. (And why you should use JSTalk instead.)

 Edge Cases 12: A Little Slice of Windows in My IDE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:30

Andrew Pontious talks with Wolf Rentzsch about the JetBrains AppCode IDE, which you can use instead of Xcode to write your iOS apps.

 Edge Cases 11: Pop Software | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:17

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about Mac App Store irrelevance, the Sparrow acquisition, and so-called "pop software" and its impact upon independent software developer livelihoods.

 Edge Cases 10: Not a Free-Range Developer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:19

Andrew Pontious explores with Wolf Rentzsch why and for how long you should stay in the "veal pen", whether it's as a Twitter client developer or an iOS/Mac developer. Bonus: the cat noises are back!

 Edge Cases 9: Alien Reference Counting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:05

Wolf Rentzsch enumerates with Andrew Pontious the 5 benefits and 6 issues he sees with Apple's new Automatic Retain Count system in the longest, most anticipated episode yet!

 Edge Cases 8: iPhone to Every Man, Woman, and Child | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:24

Andrew Pontious talks with Wolf Rentzsch about Apple's growth and how it will affect developers.

 Edge Cases 7: If You Look at the Error, You Will Crash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:49

Wolf Rentzsch rants (there's that word again) with Andrew Pontious about Apple's NSError implementation, while also giving a brief history of Mac/Unix error handling and introducing his new JRErr library, which makes NSError usage easier.

 Edge Cases 6: For You, I'll File a Radar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:49

Andrew Pontious lays out with Wolf Rentzsch three things Apple can do to turn bug reporting into a virtuous cycle, not the vicious cycle it is now. They also discuss problems with the Apple Developer Forums.

 Edge Cases 5: The Ping of Installer Technologies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:44

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about the developer ramifications of Apple's new MacBook Pro Retina displays and the dismal state of third-party library updating infrastructures on the Mac.

 Edge Cases 4: My First Xcode 4 Rant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:02

Andrew Pontious rants (but not mindlessly) with Wolf Rentzsch about problems in the Xcode 4 project window.

 Edge Cases 3: Sandboxing Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:35

Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about his blog post "Mac App Store vs Buying Direct".

 Edge Cases 2: Would They Call it iCode? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:01

Andrew Pontious talks with Wolf Rentzsch about a version of Xcode for the iPad. Is it possible? What would or should it look it? Is it likely?

 Edge Cases 1: Dot-Mom and Apple Pie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:48

In this inaugural podcast, Wolf Rentzsch talks with Andrew Pontious about the good parts and the bad parts of Core Data


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