NSCoder Night Seattle is tonight (and every Tuesday night) at Wayward Coffeehouse: 6411 Roosevelt Way NE, 7-10 pm.

Bring your laptop and your project. Everybody is welcome! Get help, give help, have a coffee. (Maybe decaf, given the hour!)

The Seattle Xcoders Thursday night meeting this week — 6:30 pm at Zulily (normal place and time) — features the inestimable Hal Mueller talking about “Wikipedia to Core Data.”

We don’t know what that means, but we’re intrigued. See you there!

Update a little while later — Hal writes:

I’ll show how to walk through a collection of Wikipedia articles, use a bunch of tricks to extract spatial data, clean things up in a true database (PostGIS), and then emit JSON that gets processed into a Core Data datastore. This is a mix of Swift, Python, and SQL.

Cool!

NSCoder Night Seattle is tonight (and every Tuesday night) at Wayward Coffeehouse, 6411 Roosevelt Way NE, 7-10 pm. Bring your laptop and your project. All levels welcome! It’s fun to help people, and it’s fun to get help.

NSCoder Night Seattle is tonight (and every Tuesday) at Wayward Coffeehouse, 6411 Roosevelt Way NE, 7-10 pm. Bring your laptop and your project. All levels welcome!

Redmond Xcoders will be meeting this Thursday at 7 pm. Topic is “Concretion Index: the Hard Truth of Application Dependencies and Testing, Reusing and Understanding Your Code” by Jonathan Thompson.

From the meetup page (which has more details):

Jonathan will talk about an index that he has created to measure “how readily you can change an iOS (or any) application to add new functionality, test, and understand it.”

Seattle Xcoders March 14: Dynamic Development with LLDB

The next Seattle Xcoders meeting — March 14, 6:30 pm at Zulily (standard place) — includes a talk from Geoff Pado on dynamic development with LLDB. Geoff writes:

As an iOS/Mac developer, you’re probably at least a little familiar with Xcode’s debugging tools. But what can they really do? This talk will cover Xcode’s visual view debugger, LLDB, and even creating your own custom debugging tools.

Sounds great!

Speaker needed for Seattle Xcoders March 14

Due to a cancellation, we need to find a speaker for the March 14 meeting of Seattle Xcoders. If you might be interested, please email mailto:info@seattlexcoders.org.

The Xcoders audience is wonderful — everyone is rooting for the speaker! If you’ve never spoken before, or have done so only a few times, Seattle Xcoders is a perfect place to get better at it. And we’re also welcoming to folks who are beta-testing a talk they’re planning to give at a conference.

Get in touch!

Redmond Xcoders Tonight: iOS Dynamic Development and Debugging with LLDB

Tonight at the Redmond Xcoders, Geoff Pado will give a talk on “iOS Dynamic Development and Debugging with LLDB.” Geoff writes:

As an iOS/Mac developer, you’re probably at least a little familiar with Xcode’s debugging tools. But what can they really do? This talk will cover Xcode’s visual view debugger, LLDB, and even creating your own custom debugging tools.

The meeting starts at 7 pm at Thinkspace. See the meetup.com page for this event for more details.

Reminder! Tonight — at the Cyclops at 6:30 pm — is the unofficial Seattle Xcoders thing. There will be food and drinks of various kinds and plenty of friendly talk. We’re in the restaurant part, in the back. Join us! (You don’t have to be a coder.)

Dave DeLong, friend to Xcoders and occasional visitor to our fair hamlet, writes:

I’m pleased to announce Ejector, an app that gives new purpose to your ⏏️ key. Without a CD drive, this key does nothing; now it shows all your mounted drives and volumes and helps you eject them. The app has a 7 day trial, and costs $10.