Really cool article about audio streaming and multi peer connectivity…Read More
I got a chance to play with their prototype at the NYC Tech talk. I did feel a little scared about how it clamps to the iPhone a little too hard. It did feel like a very long PS Vita.
We’ll see if we can find a demo for in our one of our upcoming meetings.Read More
Thanks everyone for coming out! We had a fantastic turn-out and the vibe was absolutely amazing. Mad props the Google Glass trio.
We introduce the Employee Exchange program and Sponsorship program. We will be listing developers and job seekers shortly. Please get in contact with Mike Zornek if you are interested in either of these programs.
There were a lot of wonderful demos this time and I’m happy we’re back on track. Please please let us know if you want to do a Show-and-Tell for next meeting. This way we can allocate proper time for your demo.
Mike Zornek shows us a brief overview IBOutletCollections. Its one of those thing that’s been around since iOS5 but most developers hardly know about or know how to us it.
Kotaro Fujita provides some notes from the NYC Apple Game Developer Tech Conference. He briefly went over talking points related to stats, marketing tip, and UI/UX points. He also provide an augment reality demo of 3D characters on top of a dollar bill. This particular setup uses Unity and the Vuforia SDK to generate an Xcode build to then push to a device. There is an iOS SDK if you would prefer to stay in Xcode. Deck coming soon…
Jose Ibanez showed off his Instacrab app and showed a way to use UIDynamics to replace a lot of gestural based methods. Download his amazing app. Its cool and free!
Abraham Vegh showed off his company’s QR project for scanning barcodes of various formats and sending them back to the server. The Honeywell device incases the iPod touch which then allows them to scan barcodes or switch any type of cards with metal stripes.
Talk: Unit Testing and Continuous Integration (CI) with Cocoa
Matt Smolinger provided a wonderful overview of the current Test Driven Development landscape for Cocoa. Needless to say, it isn’t great. While still not ideal, the new Xcode 5 and OS X Build Server makes moves to the right direction. He also provided a nice comparison to Jenkins and possible ways you can integrate both in your CI pipeline. Absolutely, cool stuff. Especially if TDD is a way of life for you and your company.
We would love to hear more talks. There’s a definite interest in Xcode 5 related features as well as iOS7 core features. If you’re interested in doing a talk, please contact us!Read More
For you architecture buffs…assuming we have some who come to our site…maybe…?!Read More
When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space. If you are having any trouble feel free to call MikeZ’s cell (267-563-0616)
We’ll have pizza and refreshments available. If you can, please bring a few bucks to chip in. Please RSVP via Meetup so we have enough pizza.
For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.
- Welcome our new co-organizers! Kotaro and Tom!
- September Hackday Recap
- November Hackday Announcement, Saturday Nov 23rd
- New Employment Exchange page on the site
- New Sponsorship request page.
- More site updates coming!
- Meeting Space for main meeting still up in the air due to capacity issues.
Show and Tell
In addition to being an open mic to demo new apps or code, Show and Tell also invites people to bring problems or design issues they are encountering in current projects for feedback.
Some planned show and tell includes:
- Recap of Apple’s NY Tech Talk — Kotaro Fujita
- Augmented Reality using Vuforia SDK — Kotaro Fujita
- Upgrading InstaCrab for iOS7, UIDynamics — Jose Ibanez
- Inventory Management App Demo — Abraham Vegh
- IBOutlet Collections — Mike Zornek
What’s New in Xcode 5 Testing — Matt Smollinger
An open talk about new unit testing features in Xcode 5, new features in XCTest (and what’s been removed), and an intro to bots and how they function / what their limitations / alternatives are.
PhillyCocoa is a Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.
The main CocoaHeads group meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also usually have a hackday one Saturday a month. For more on our events see our Meetup page:
We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.
Group website: http://phillycocoa.orgRead More