Xcoder Gus Mueller writes in Acorn 6.3 Postmortem about a new brush engine, iOS 12 Portrait Matte Support and layer mask features, 8-bit and indexed PNGs, bugs, and accepting Apple Pay.
Seattle Xcoder Benjamin Scholtysik writes in Different types of iOS “crashes” and their implications for 3rd party crash reporting tools:
Sometimes a “crash” can be something entirely different from what you think it is. This makes it quite hard for (3rd party) crash reporting tools to report them. Let’s travel down the rabbit hole of “crashes” without losing our minds and report them all!
The Swift Community Podcast is new — it’s “a podcast for the Swift community, by the Swift community.”
Episode one features Chris Lattner talking about the initial prototype of Swift from before it was even called Swift.
Jared Sorge’s app Scorebook is back on the App Store:
Scorebook got removed from sale by Apple in January of last year. I spent most of the year sad about that, and late in the year I asked myself a big question: Had the time come to let it go?
Screw that noise. Let’s get to work.
The next Vancouver Xcoders in Jan 31. Malin Sundberg will give a talk about UI testing, and we’d like to do a couple lightning talks. If you’d be up for doing a lightning talk, please get in touch!
More info: www.meetup.com/Vancouver…
Reminder! Seattle Xcoders is meeting tonight at 6:30 pm at Zulily.
Sean McNeil will give a talk about ReactiveSwift!
See you there. :)
Seattle Xcoders has something pretty exciting for the first meeting of new year: Sean McNeil is talking about ReactiveSwift!
Sean describes his talk as…
An introduction to ReactiveSwift — what is it, why you may like it, an introduction to its key pieces, topped off with some experience on dealing with it across multiple apps.
The meeting is Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30 pm at the standard location: Zulily, 2601 Elliott Ave.
See you there!
Due to the holidays, there will be no meeting for the Eastside (Redmond) Xcoders Dec. 27. The next Eastside meeting will be Jan. 24.
Reminder! Due to a scheduling conflict, talks are canceled for the Thursday meeting (Dec. 13) for westside Seattle Xcoders. But the meeting is still on!
We’re meeting at the Cyclops, normally our after-hours spot. Head to the back, in the raised section (part of the restaurant).
Starts around 6:30 pm — but if you’re early, there will surely be some other early folks too. And if you’re late, there will still be folks around. :)
(Note: we’ll be back to Zulily, our regular meeting place, for the Jan. 10 meeting.)