April 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Tools, Tips, & Tricks for Being a Lazy, Productive iOS Developer

Join in the fun where you and other developers demonstrate and explain the utilities, extensions, and methods you’ve found for getting the most done with the least work. Bring your laptop to show off what you’ve found or just share the things you do to make your dev life easier. Includes Michael McGuire demonstrating JetBrains’ AppCode, an IDE alternative to Xcode.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

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March 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

iOS Game Development Using Unreal Engine

This will be a whirlwind tour of Unreal Engine and how to use it to develop an iOS game. We will cover many features including:

  • IDE overview
  • Blueprints
  • Compiling the engine from source
  • iOS integration and deployment

— Bob Cober

Over the years Bob has developed for many platforms in many languages. From running Ruby on Rails on the AWS Cloud to developing an iWatch app with Swift, he loves technology. Especially game technology. Lately he has been splitting his time between developing games using Unreal and working on a Swift-based VOIP/messaging mobile app.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

February 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Promises and MBaaS: A Natural Fit

As iOS developers, there’s continual pressure on us to deliver solutions bigger, better, and faster in the same or less time frame.  Swift frameworks like PromiseKit aim to streamline the development and test cycle by condensing complex asynchronous code into a manageable step-by-step way to structure your code without getting trapped in the callback pyramid of doom. Since so much of our asynchronous code is due to calling server-side network requests, we’ll also cover using Amazon Web Services as a Mobile Backend as a service provider and how PromiseKit and AWS fit together. I’ll demo these two concepts with a new app feature I’m building into my MobiLinc home automation products. — Wes Filleman
Wes Filleman is an independent iOS app developer since 2008 focusing on the connected home with the MobiLinc line of iOS/Android apps.

Mobile Backend as a Service Discussion

With the recent news that Parse’s days are numbered, let’s discuss our experiences with it and other MBaaS options.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

January 2016 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Realm — Instead of CoreData & SQLite

According to the company, Realm is a replacement for SQLite & Core Data. Easy-to-use, fast, cross-platform, and very clever. Joe will explain and demonstrate what Realm is (and is not), & how to use it in an app. — Joe Ballard

Sketching Concepts and Ideas with the iPad Pro and Pencil

Sketching out concepts and ideas is helpful when figuring out how something will work, the relationships behind ideas, what a user interface might look like, and more. Matthew will present multiple apps and discuss what works best for him so far. Maybe you’ll leave with an excuse to get this great hardware for yourself! — Matthew Frederick

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

December 2015 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

Open Source Swift, or, Best Secret Santa Gift Ever!

Apple has released the core of the Swift programming language and goodly chunks of Foundation as open source. Giddy like children on Christmas morning, Wes and Matthew will lead a group discussion of what we can do with it now and what’s coming soon. Wes will demonstrate a simple web server written in Swift, running on Linux. Join us Thursday evening for what should be a very interesting discussion.— Wes Filleman & Matthew Frederick

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

November 2015 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous two months. Lots of good stuff to review and discuss, including developing for the Apple TV. — Matthew Frederick & You

iOS State Restoration by Example

We’ll step through adding state restoration to a simple Swift app, looking at the various changes that need to be made to get things working. This talk will cover the basics, the pitfalls, and how to debug. — Brian Nickel

Brian is a developer at Stack Overflow, responsible for the Stack Exchange iOS app.

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.

October 2015 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00–9:00pm

Last Month in iOS Development

A short group discussion about iOS- and developer-related news from the previous month.

State of Emergency: How Functional Reactive Programming Can Help You Write More Stable iOS Apps

Advanced: For most developers, the concept of state seems synonymous with programming. But dealing with inconsistent state is the main cause of bugs and crashes in iOS apps. Functional Reactive Programming offers an alternative model of development that can make expressing logic in your application easy and succinct.  Come learn how ReactiveCocoa 4 makes FRP in Swift possible. — Michael McGuire

Show Your Code: Joe Ballard

Beginner: Joe will show us a small project he’s been working on. He’s new to Swift and will discuss what he’s built so far, and is then open for feedback and advice. — Joe Ballard

Location

Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Map and Directions

Come as early as 6:30pm for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at OHSO down the road.