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Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by iOS developers Nick Charlton and Jack Nutting.

Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by iOS developers Nick Charlton and Jack Nutting.
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Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by iOS developers Nick Charlton and Jack Nutting.




119: eyeOS

Jack & Nick discuss what's new in iOS 11 for Developers, Xcode 9, refactoring in Swift 4, being lazy about watching WWDC videos, and ARKit experimentation. Swift Archival & SerializationWhat's New in iOS 11 for DevelopersAppCodeNick on Giant RobotsDrag & DropAR RulerApple Acquires SensoMotoric InstrumentsTobiiSTING


118: Infected By Enthusiasm

Nick Charlton joins Jack as the new co-host of Build Phase to discuss client expectations, hypermedia APIs, Reactive Swift, and the continued existence of FTP. Why Founders Should Know How to CodeRoy Fielding complains about so-called RESTDesigning the Public Artsy APIReactiveCocoa and friendsArgoSwift archival & serialization proposalWhat's new in Swift 4 playgroundNick on Twitter


117: Cheap Assets

In this episode, Jack is joined by David Ventura to talk about hackintosh build servers, the hopelessness of the Xcode project file, and Unity3D. AllihoopaTonyMacX86Unity post-build processingUltima: Shroud of the Avatar


116: Is It About Vaping?

In this episode, Jack stuns Gordon with a true story about a bizarre Swedish Christmas ritual, Gordon talks about his adventures creating a simple web app using Swift, and finally Jack reveals his true feelings about the new MacBook Pro. Disney Christmas traditionrecordingKituraVapor


115: All Quiet on the Tech Nerd Front

Mark & Jack discuss beards, politics, Swift 2.3 deprecation, and day to day Swit 3.0 development. PyThongAdvanced NSOperationsPodcast Swag Bundles


114: I've Been Unfollowing a LOT of People

Big week! Jack and Gordon sit down to talk about the new Macbook Pros and explain why it's totally OK for you not to buy one, as well as a possible solution to the missing escape key. They then move on into discussing CoreData, Swift bugs, and missing features in Swift Package Manager. They wrap up by discussing performance issues in Argo and the problems with benchmarks. BNR Core Data StackFix your own escape key with the international keyboardPR demonstrating a Swift bug in...


113: Make Austin 1888 Again

This week, Gordon and Mark sit down to talk about a wide array of topics such as Ride Sharing services in Austin, Venmo's new architecture for managing URL and user activity routing alongside authentication, the pain caused by forced Swift updates, and spooky spiders! It's like a Halloween special just in time for Thanksgiving! MetroGnome's iPhone ringtone remixEeroGoogle WiFiGoogle Fiber announcementPinboard's tweet about Google Fiber announcementFastenRide AustinPR fixing swift...


112: Embarrassment Factor

In this episode, Jack and Mark are visited by Chris Eidhof, and together they talk about book publishing, Apple's frameworks, the Swift language, and how to be a good team player. Chris EidhofAdvanced SwiftSwift TalkBeginning iPhone Development3D Graphics with Scene KitDangerHoundCloud Kit documentationquick startTVMLKitTVMLKit JSDeveloping tvOS Apps Using TVMLKit: Part 1Developing tvOS Apps Using TVMLKit: Part 2talk from Functional Swift 2016


111: Poorly Fitting Skin Suit

This week, Mark and Gordon talk politics! Or at least fake political websites. They go on to chat about using a mono-repo for large applications and Gordon proposes a potential CoreData wrapper lib that he'd very much like someone to make for him (he will not do it himself). Podcast Patreon SurveyDonald Trump Dog Poop BagsTrump Debate Facts


110: More Cats

In this episode, Gordon and Jack commiserate about doing unpaid tech support, and then talked about Cloud Kit and Apple Watch development issues. Some of Jack's guesswork about Cloud Kit is right, and some of it is wrong. That's why they pay him the big bucks. t-shirtCloud Kit Overview


109: New Mac Smell

Jack and Mark start off talking about startups, safety nets, free universities, and apartment rentals. Eventually they remember that this is a tech podcast, and discuss implications of updating a project to Swift 3, the nature of Foundation, how TVMLKit works, and the "new mac smell". Developing tvOS Apps Using TVMLKit: Part 1Developing tvOS Apps Using TVMLKit: Part 2New Mac Smell


108: How Nimble are You?

This week, Mark and Gordon discuss the physics behind jumping into a pool from the fourth floor of an apartment complex. They also talk about working with xcconfig files and other nerdy stuff, but we know everyone is really here to know more about this pool situation. Listener Surveyjspahrsummers/xcconfigsmrackwitz/xcconfigsKeith Smiley's vim syntax files for xcconfig filesThe Unofficial Guide to xcconfig filesMigrating Code Signing Configurations to Xcode 8PR adding universal framework...


107: I Need a Status Text Field Here, Here, and Here

This week, Mark and Gordon discuss the recent spate of App Store rejections for use of "private" API (spoiler: it's not private API), Gordon's new obsession with project templating, and the decline of Skype. Homer's Carliftoffcookiecutterthoughtbot/ios-templatethoughtbot/django-templatethoughtbot/android-templatePodcast Patreon Survey


106: More and Weirder Facial Hair

Gordon got a new mic for the office! It only kinda helped. Sorry, we're working on it. Disappointed emoji don't spell disappointed emoji just use the emoji. After chatting about unique facial hair choices and Swift on the server, Gordon and Jack get dangerously close to being Yet Another Tech Podcast as they discuss missing headphone jacks, being angry about missing headphone jacks, AirPods, and being angry about AirPods. IBM Swift SandboxSwift Austin meetupAir Bud


105: What if We Just Stay on Swift 2?

This week Mark and Gordon chat about their respective git workflows, Swift operator precedence groups, and a general uneasiness around the tooling in the iOS ecosystem (but what else is new?). GitFlowPR adding precedence groups to RunesPR adding precedence groups to ArgoPR for using the project generated by swift package manger in Curry


104: Drunk on the Kool Aid

This week, Mark and Jack talk about job hunting and what to look for when pursuing new opportunities. They also discuss the pros and cons to sticking with Apple dependencies (of course talking about CoreData) and Swift 3 adoption. iOS 10's NSPersistentContainer


103: That Tumbleweed Has a +2 WAR

This week, Mark and Gordon complete their transition to Salty Old Developers™ live on air after a discussion on the state of dependency management with Xcode betas. Come for the talk about operators in Swift 3 and the exciting possibility of higher-kinded types in Swift 4 but stay for the analysis of a tumbleweed's nasty knuckle-curve. Creating a RAM Disk on macOSSE-0091 - Improving Operator Requirements in ProtocolsLooking back on Swift 3 and ahead to Swift 4


102: The Bakery District

This week, Jack and Mark talk about everything going wrong in the world of technology. From Swedish cable boxes to XVim and Xcode 8. Come for that, stay for the discussion about the pitfalls of developing iOS extensions and the impending Swift 3 migration. XVim/Xcode 8 incompatibility Github issueEndgame for Swift 3Looking back on Swift 3 and forward to Swift 4


101: SELECT is Not Broken

Gordon and Jack (or is it Reda?) sit down to chat about "good" and "bad" architecture decisions and how early adoption with Swift has framed interactions with the language and tools today. The Pragmatic Programmer


100: The Live Call In Show

On their 100th episode, which they definitely did not forget about while recording, Mark and Gordon hold their first ever live call in giveaway! Unfortunately nobody participated, so they move on to talk about Gordon's Xcode plugin for Vim and how he works in Vim for day to day iOS development. Gordon's audio still sucks and he's incredibly sorry about that. Topo-ChicoThe Princess' Sparkling Secret SweepstakesGit Push && Git Paid ShirtThe Laila & Brenda ShowThe Ringer MLB...