The iOS, macOS, Swift, and general Apple development conference that I help run, /dev/world is looking for presenters! We’ve opened the CFP for our 11th event (we’ve been going for 11 years! That’s nuts!) and we’re very excited.
If you have a good idea for a talk, please send it our way! I might wear my space suit again.
We’ve been working with some awesome folks to build a great library of training material for game development with Unity.
These videos are designed to accompany and support our upcoming book, Mobile Game Development with Unity (also on Amazon and Safari).
Here’s what we’ve been working on:
If there’s no purchase available yet, there will be soon! Everything is available on Safari right now, though.
We’ve also got some new “Learning Path” videos, exclusively out on O’Reilly’s Safari platform:
Our newest books are also available now:
One of the best ways to look at all the training we write is on O’Reilly’s Safari platform (which has a free trial). It’s like Netflix for technical training and books.
I do the majority of my flying on Virgin Australia. I tried out the latest iteration of their tablet-based IFE this week – Samsung tablets connected to onboard wireless that serves content.
I was impressed to find that the only way to change the brightness on this otherwise OK IFE experience (well, it’s Android, and it crashes a lot, but it mostly does the job) was to shine my iPhone’s flash at the ambient light sensor on the top of the Samsung tablet. Otherwise, the tablet defaulted to a very dim screen, and since they’d locked out all forms of brightness control, this seemed to be the only way.
A+ user experience, Virgin Australia/Lufthansa (whom I believe this product is licensed from).
Delighted to note that I’ll be presenting “Android-Fu: awesome apps for Ice Cream Sandwich and beyond” with my friends & colleagues, Chris and Jon, at O’Reilly’s OSCON 2012 this year in Portland. We presented on a similar topic very successfully last year, and I can’t wait to do it again!