UPDATE: OSCON 2015 in Portland has come and gone! All the material from my talks, as well as a few others, is up on the Secret Lab blog.
Hello! I, once again, find myself in Portland, Oregon, to speak at O’Reilly’s fantastic OSCON conference.
I’m involved in a bunch of different things this year:
- Programming with Swift – a Swift language tutorial.
- Cross-device, cross-platform: Designing for the entire mobile universe – an Android/mobile design tutorial.
- How Do I Game Design? Design games, understand people – a session on how game design works, and can be used.
- The Mün and back – a Kerbal tale – a series of short talks on Kerbal Space Program, with my co-authors on The Kerbal Book.
Come and find me if you’re at the conference!
Another month! Another book! We’ve updated our popular iOS Game Development Cookbook to cover Swift, so now it’s the iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook! Behold its wonder!
It’s currently available in Early Release unedited form, but will be launching soon.
We’ve posted an update on what we’re up to so far in 2015 over on the Secret Lab blog: check it out!
You can find info on the video webcasts on Swift and Unity that we recently presented, as well as the new Ultimate Swift Programming videos we made for O’Reilly (it’s been a hive of video production and post-production in Hobart!)
The new book that I co-authored with Jon Manning and Tim Nugent is now available from O’Reilly Media. Swift Development with Cocoa covers programming for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 using Apple’s new language. It’s getting great reviews, and it was a lot of fun to write.
Update 8 September 2014: this promotion seems to have finished now!
As part of O’Reilly’s “Back to School” promotion, all their ebooks and training videos are currently 50% off. This includes the books written by myself, Jon Manning, and Tim Nugent!
Grab a great discount on Learning Cocoa with Objective-C 4th Edition, and our iOS Game Development Cookbook 1st Edition, as well as all of O’Reilly’s other fantastic books. Use the code B2S4 – it’s valid through to September 8, 2014.
It’s a great time to pickup these books – while Apple’s Swift and iOS 8 are around the corner, an understanding of Cocoa and Objective-C are still hugely relevant and necessary for iOS and Mac programmers, and the recipes in the game cookbook useful for everything from games to regular apps. Both these books have almost nothing but 4- and 5-star reviews of Amazon (visit them on Amazon, or just grab the sample code via the links on Secret Lab’s books page!)