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Macworld cometh

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:11:09 PST

It's that time of year again. Just after we get everything unwrapped from Christmas and the decoration stashed back in the attic when Jobs kicked off Macworld with several more rea$on$ to get out the wallet. The last two years...

Thank you sponsors!

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:47:44 PDT

DSCF4246, originally uploaded by blakeburris. Without the generous support of our sponsors, iPhoneDevCamp would not have been the success it was. Over 350 people spent their weekend hacking on iPhone to create 45 apps. This was a model DevCamp, so...

iPhoneDevCamp Interviews

Sun, 08 Jul 2007 17:09:13 PDT

It's been a great couple of days in San Francisco where over 300 developers have gatherered to learn about iPhone and to hack on apps. The hackathon demos are coming to a close after almost three hours. I've done a...

Raise Your iPhones!

Sat, 07 Jul 2007 19:59:01 PDT

Raise Your iPhones! Originally uploaded by tow_adam. From iPhoneDevCamp tonight in San Francisco. A few Newtons made it into the picture.

iPhoneDevCamp @ Adobe in San Francisco

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 07:41:59 PDT

While WWDC didn't deliver exactly what many Cocoa developers wanted to hear in regards to iPhone, this will still be an incredible opportunity for Mac devs. I envision a whole new class of users who will be wowed by Apple's...

CocoaRadio @ MWSF07: Scott Stevenson

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:06:55 PST

Scott Stevenson stopped by Obvious Corp. during the MashPit + CocoaDevHouse and agreed to record a podcast for you all. Scott writes about Cocoa on his popular blog, Theocacao (pronounce it as you wish!) He also coaches Cocoa devs, maintains...

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CocoaRadio @ MWSF07: Tyler Ballance, Bleep Software

Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:37:54 PST

Tyler arrived at Macworld surprisingly in one piece after a non-stop journey cross-country - the things people will do for their favorite computer Mac+music+TV+phone company! He's a quick study in Obj-C and Cocoa, responsible for keeping the conversation rolling on...

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CocoaRadio @ MWSF07: marketcircle interview

Sun, 14 Jan 2007 18:40:04 PST

For this first segment recorded at Macworld, AJ, marketcircle founder, joins me to talk about his roots as a developer on NeXT. His company develops the long-standing app DayLite with broad retail distribution. He also talks about their new app,...

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Apple iPhone dashboard

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 16:57:58 PST

Apple iPhone dashboard Originally uploaded by niallkennedy. I thought I got some great pics at Macworld but this is much better. Gotta post this here (it's already burned in my brain) as a reminder of the opportunties iPhone will surely...

MashPit + CocoaDevHouse during Macworld SF

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 20:14:17 PST

If you'll be in town for Macworld, plan on dropping by for a bit of MashPit and CocoaDevHouse. RSVP on Upcoming When Thursday, January 11, 2007 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where Obvious Corp. HQ 164 South Park St San...

New shows

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:00:26 PDT

I know what you're thinking! When your CocoaRadio feed lights up with new posts, there's supposed to be new shows. Well, rest assured they are coming. I've recorded 3 new ones this week and will get them posted ASAP. Since...

Great time to get started with Xcode

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 08:56:40 PDT

For all of you Xcoders and Cocoa dev newbies (incl. yours truly), check out the free PDF starter "Become an Xcoder" by Alex Clark of CocoaLab in Australia. I've meant to blog about this since Alex announced the availability in...

WWDC 06 experience

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 10:17:21 PDT

I have just concluded my first WWDC pilgrimage. Following a January Macworld, I was very excited to in San Francisco for the big event. The excitement for advancements coming in Leopard are far beyond what I recall for Tiger. It...

My Dream App kicks off today

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 08:45:54 PDT

My Dream App on Digg! Originally uploaded by blakeburris. If you're looking for something new to rock the Mac, keep your eye on My Dream App over the next few weeks. I will be interviewing developers and judges so you...

New CocoaDevHouse Wiki

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 15:39:35 PDT

New CocoaDevHouse Wiki Originally uploaded by agentdero. Thanks to Tyler Ballance of Bleepsoft, we now have a new wiki for planning the rad dawn-to-dusk hackathons. Get your Xcode on 9th September if you're anywhere near Austin, Texas. If you're far...

CocoaRadio theme design for Wordpress

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 14:57:06 PDT

For the designers in the haus, I could use some feedback on a re-design of this blog. Long desired for a move to Wordpress on TextDrive, I'm seeking designer and Wordpress hacker feedback on this design started by Eric Hope....

CocoaRadio @ WWDC: got a story to share?

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 15:27:01 PDT

I hope many of you are going to WWDC. I'm looking forward to meeting many you in person. I'll be in town Sunday to Wednesday, attending as many events as possible including the Weblogger's Party. I'll be on the prowl...

Omni Group's Greg Titus on CocoaRadio

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:55:30 PDT

It's longtime favorite Mac company Omni Group on CocoaRadio! Tune in to loads from Omni's first employee, Greg Titus, developer on Omni Outliner, Graffle, and for the last year, his pet project: Omni Plan. From the looks of the icon,...

Scott Thompson, lead MindManager developer on CocoaRadio

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:24:45 PDT

If you are a mind-mapping addict or business switcher, you're going to enjoy this interview with Scott. He is a former developer on Macromedia FreeHand with a great story to share about a company doing things right on the Mac....

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Chris Forsythe and Growl on CocoaRadio

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:01:48 PDT

If you're not using Growl to manage those pestering alert dialogs yet, get it now! This is one of the first installs I suggest to switchers. Chris Forsythe discusses this popular OS X add-on and the ease of adding it...

Justin Miller of CodeSorcery on CocoaRadio

Fri, 26 May 2006 16:37:35 PDT

Get Pukka already! - a posting client from Justin Miller's CodeSorcery, utilizing Bonjour, Growl, Sparkle and other niceties available to Cocoa developers. Justin has recently released v 1.1 of his first Cocoa app and has some thoughts to share....

Steve Harris of Reinvented Software on CocoaRadio

Wed, 24 May 2006 09:43:43 PDT

Time to get some schooling on RSS on the Mac! Steve Harris, founder of Reinvented Software, has been at it since the beginning of podcasting. Whether you're blogging or just want to serve a feed from files on your website,...

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Upcoming: Greg Titus from The Omni Group

Wed, 24 May 2006 09:39:58 PDT

Well, the planets have finally aligned: I'm announcing the upcoming interview with Greg Titus, a long-time developer at The Omni Group and lead on Omni Graffle 4. Greg and I have talked about doing a doing an interview about Omni...

Chris Forsythe talks up Adium on CocoaRadio

Tue, 23 May 2006 07:39:13 PDT

With more than one AIM and Jabber account, you know what must be done: download Adium, of course! Join Chris Forsythe and me for the first of a 2-part interview on CocoaRadio. You'll get the low down on Adium's history...

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Upcoming: Chris Forsythe

Fri, 12 May 2006 07:12:34 PDT

It's long been a thorn in my side to see Growl and Adium in the upcoming guest queue! Chris and I are recording today what will be posted as a two part interview on Growl, the open-source alert framework and...

Allan Odgaard, TextMate developer on CocoaRadio

Mon, 01 May 2006 10:02:50 PDT

Here's a great interview to kick off a new round of CocoaRadio. Allan joins me from Denmark to discuss his very popular text editor, TextMate. If you've not yet given it a spin, now would be a good time to...

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Andy Kim & Jin Kim from Potion Factory

Sun, 02 Apr 2006 21:57:36 PDT

Andy & Jin, buddies and recent Mac switchers in Los Angeles, discuss their first Cocoa creation, Podcast Maker which received a coveted 5 mice review from Macworld. If you are thinking of podcasting you should grab a copy to evaluate....

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Amsterdam to host first CocoaDevHouse in Europe

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:37:51 PST

As you may have heard, CocoaDevHouse is an un-conference for the people by the people that is now scheduled to start on April 21st in Amsterdam. RSVP on Upcoming. For those in Europe, see what's happening and get involved. It's...

Mindjet coming to the Mac. Join the beta

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:48:15 PST

If you feel the need to quickly organize ideas or brainstorm with others, you might find peace in using a mind mapping tool. I've looked at NovaMind in the past but it wasn't until I sat down for lunch with...

CocoaDevHouse Dallas is Top Hot Tag on Flickr!

Sat, 04 Mar 2006 19:57:44 PST

CocoaDevHouse Dallas is top hot tag Originally uploaded by blakeburris. Technorati Tags: barcamp, cocoa, cocoadevhouse, cocoaradio, macdeveloper, unconference

CocoaDevHouse Dallas

Sat, 04 Mar 2006 15:46:02 PST

CocoaDevHouse Dallas Originally uploaded by blakeburris. If you're not tuned into the video feed, here's our war room. Video linked here:

Über Geeks interview about CocoaDevHouse

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 15:44:14 PST

Colin Devroe, CTO of 9Rules, and blogger on über geeks, had some questions about what exactly is CocoaDevHouse so we had a quick interview on IM: An interview with Blake Burris about CocoaDevHouse on The uber geeks Digg it Technorati...

CocoaDevHouse Dallas poster

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 15:27:20 PST

CocoaDevHouse Dallas poster Originally uploaded by blakeburris. For all of you remote during the first CocoaDevHouse (99% of you), tune it via #cocoadevhouse on freenode or live video stream linked here Props to Tyler Ballance and Todd Manning for video...

CocoaDevHouse Dallas Video Streaming

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 13:53:15 PST

CocoaDevHouse Streaming Server Admin Originally uploaded by agentdero. As posted last week, Cocoa devs will converge in Dallas for the first CocoaDevHouse this Saturday. For those of you interested in participating remotely, the #cocoadevhouse channel is available as will be...

CocoaDevHouse Dallas is March 4th

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:06:04 PST

CocoaDevHouse is happening in Dallas on March 4th at the offices of PureDiscovery. Sign up on the wiki if you're anywhere near town. This event is a first but mirrors the mission of SuperHappyDevHouse in the Bay Area. After witnessing...

Pimpin my GETV interview

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 18:37:46 PST

That's Geek Entertainment TV for the uninitiated - a video podcast covering Bubble 2.0 and associated people in the Bay Area. I was only of interest during Macworld. As part of my San Francisco excursion to Macworld, Irina Slutsky and...

Jasper Hauser on icon design "AppZapper Inside"

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:58:21 PST

Part of the app design process includes polish. Thankfully many developers on our preferred platform do spend time getting the UI right. I've heard from many on CocoaRadio who want to do all the pieces well, but often don't know...

Got comments for me or CocoaRadio guests?

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:34:06 PST

If you've ever wondered why there is no call in comment line for CocoaRadio, it's simply my inability to find a good free solution. Without post-production help, I couldn't really see myself piecing together mp3 comments from email. Nah. Enter...

CocoaRadio @ Macworld with Jambo Networks

Wed, 08 Feb 2006 14:16:51 PST

While there are several ways to network with friends online or via mobile, Jambo Networks offers a twist they promote as "affinity meets proximity." It does required a WiFi connection to work but that's OK in a targeted market: conferences;...

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A logo for CocoaDevHouse

Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:47:10 PST

Omnipresent Jake Dahn of BarCamp backchannels has been chiseling away on a logo for CocoaDevHouse. Logos have always seemed to get the ball rolling and T-shirts mean we're legit. Soon enough. This could be a nice event for Apple's ADC...

CocoaRadio @ Macworld with the MacGrab team

Tue, 31 Jan 2006 12:03:51 PST

During Macworld, MacGrab unleashed a unique marketing effort to launch two new apps, Menuet and AppZapper. You might have been one of hundreds to receive a free license for AppZapper, Menuet or iClip. MacGrab was conjured by Brian Ball along...

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CocoaDevHouse is born out of BarCamp Dallas

Tue, 31 Jan 2006 05:35:13 PST

What is he talking about?! I elaborate stay with me for a minute. In the spirit of all the open, un-conference events going down in San Fran, NYC, Amsterdam, and Dallas, we're adding Cocoa to the mix. While the...

CocoaRadio & BarCamp Dallas

Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:03:14 PST

BarCamp Dalls T-shirt back Originally uploaded by blakeburris. It was a great BarCamp weekend in Dallas. As it turns out, there are several locals (Dallas, Texas) interested in Cocoa and we have planned a BarCamp offshoot, CocoaSuperHappyDevHouse which I will...

CocoaRadio @ BarCamp Dallas today

Sat, 28 Jan 2006 20:09:00 PST

CocoaRadio Originally uploaded by Brian Oberkirch. Doing my job at BarCamp Dallas today. It was a great turnout with an offshoot: CocoaHappyDevParty. For anyone willing to travel to Dallas, check out the BarCamp wiki page. I'm game to create a...

CocoaRadio @ Macworld with Jim Matthews of Fetch

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:49:25 PST

Jim Matthews takes a few minutes during Macworld to share his story on Fetch the long-lived Mac FTP client. Jim was a developer at Dartmouth College in the U.S. working on Fetch and a few years ago won big on...

CocoaRadio @ Macworld with Alberto Ricci of OvoLab

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:51:56 PST

OvoLab is the creator of the OS X telephony client, Phlink. Alberto Ricci traveled to Macworld from Torino, Italy to show off their latest version. You can link up your home phone line (old school or VoIP) to a USB...

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CocoaRadio @ Macworld with John Fox of MemoryMiner

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 14:29:55 PST

Here it is fellas: Show #2 from the floor at Macworld. John Fox describes his new product, MemoryMiner which won "Best of Show"! With his experience at NeXT and working with WebOjects, he has much to share. Get a demo...

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CocoaRadio @ Macworld w/ Ilja Iwas of GarageSale

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:27:34 PST

Macworld was great! I was granted a media pass after all which landed me near the front for the keynote. It was surreal and I suggest doing it every year. More interesting for you guys, however, will be the stories...

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CocoaRadio schwag for Macworld

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 16:03:11 PST

CocoaRadio schwag Originally uploaded by blakeburris. I've printed bunches of these stickers for the show. In case you are wondering, yes they are meant for a Apple portable or Mini (Mac Mini, not Mini Cooper : ) After finding a...

CocoaRadio interviews Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 06:40:02 PST

Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster joins me for the long-awaited interview discussing his history as a NeXT developer, co-founder of Omni Group, and Delicious Monster. He shares his colorful opinions on software development, and handling the fame lavished upon him...