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CCATP #509 - Bart Busschots on PBS 43 - Introducing JavaScript ES6

11/12/2017
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In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart spends most of the time talking through his solution to the previous challenge, where we added start and stop buttons to our Game of Life. In his solution he actually modifies the prototype to accommodate the ability to add these buttons. He explains his process and his decisions along the way. I'm not going to lie, this one confused me quite a bit in the middle but we both hope it's because we've been away from the hard-core JavaScript for...

Duration: 01:36:40


CCATP #508 - Allison Sheridan Tells Her Woman's Story

11/1/2017
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I've been impressed by the women who have stepped forward and told their stories about what life is like for us. I don't have any salacious tale to tell but rather a thousand paper cuts type of story. I thought about doing a monologue but I was terribly anxious about talking through this, so I reached out to Bart Busschots because I trusted him to help me. I decided to push the audio out in both the NosillaCast and Chit Chat Across the Pond feeds, well, because I wanted you to hear it.

Duration: 01:06:41


CCATP #507 - Bart Busschots on PBS 42 – Playing the Game of Life

10/29/2017
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CCATP #507 for October 29, 2017, and I'm your host, Allison Sheridan. It is also a Programming By Stealth, installment 42 of X with Bart Busschots. It's finally time to tie all the bits and pieces we've learned together and create our first web app. Armed with our HTML, CSS, jQuery and JavaScript knowledge, and our Cellular Automata Prototype, Bart walks us through how to bring the Game of Life...to Life! It's a lot of fun and I understood a great deal of it (I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't...

Duration: 01:40:56


CCATP #506 - Mark Fawcett on In-Home Apple Tech Support

10/18/2017
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I met Mark Fawcett at Macstock Expo in Chicago last year and we hit it off immediately. Mark does in-home tech support for Apple products, and he's full of great stories of the fun he has doing this job. After 20 years as a TV and video producer, he finds his new job more fulfilling and fun. I had a great time hearing his crazy stories of some "interesting" clients and I'm sure you'll enjoy the conversation too. And of course I tease him about the name of his company, MacMen.

Duration: 00:53:51


CCATP #505 - Bart Busschots on PBS 41 - Form Events

10/13/2017
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In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart ties up the last of the loose ends related to web forms. He teaches us about form events, which are critical to making our web forms not only accessible to screen readers but to allow our users to tab around to the different fields and interact with them without using a mouse. We learn about the keypress event and learn what it means for 31 to be the space key.

Duration: 01:31:12


CCATP #504 - Erica Peterson on Moms Can: CODE

10/3/2017
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Erica Peterson of Moms Can: CODE joins us this week to talk about her new startup designed to help mothers who code to connect and collaborate. We talk about her life as a mother of a five-year-old, while coding, while teaching high school biology, creating a startup and running a non-profit. The non-profit is called Science Tots, which is focused on bringing STEAM activities to non-science-based events.

Duration: 00:41:23


CCATP #503 - Bart Busschots - PBS 40 of x - HTML5 Custom Validations with jQuery

9/30/2017
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In a shocking turn of events, I actually followed all of Programming By Stealth this week! Bart walked us through his solution to last week's HTML5 Forms Validation homework, and in so doing highlighted some especially clever things he did. I was pretty pleased with my own version of the homework, and in fact Bart gave me a gold star for one thing I did. Bart also explains how he used CSS to make his form even more readable. In the second half of the episode he shows how to use jQuery to...

Duration: 01:52:31


CCATP #502 - Megan Morrone on iPhone 8

9/23/2017
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Megan Morrone joins us today. Megan is the host of iOS Today with Leo LaPorte and host of Tech News Today with Jason Howell on the TWiT network. She's got the new, shiny iPhone 8 Plus so I asked her on to tell us what she thinks about it. Megan talks about how the glass back feels, the fun she's been having with Portrait lighting and how she hasn't even tried the 4K 60fps video yet. She give us a tip for wireless charging - the Seneo Qi Wireless Charging Stand. iMore has a link to a code...

Duration: 00:48:34


CCATP #501 Bart Busschots - PBS 39 of x - HTML5 Form Validation

9/15/2017
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This week Bart Busschots joins us to talk about HTML Form Validation. We'll get back to our Cellular Automata next week. Bart has also decided that we're going to get our feet a little bit yet by using GitHub where we'll be getting the challenges and solutions from now on. You can see Bart's awesome tutorial at bartbusschots.ie/...

Duration: 01:15:04


CCATP #499 - Joe Dugandzic on Illustrated HomeKit Product Guide

9/6/2017
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I asked the fabulous Joe Dugandzic to come back on the show to talk us through the comprehensive HomeKit compatible product guide he created. For a long time there weren't a lot of HomeKit devices to enjoy but now that the market is filling up, having a really well organized page with all of the options is very valuable. Joe has organized the page into categories rather than by vendor. He's got lighting, outlets and sockets, wall dimmers & switches, security devices like locks and...

Duration: 01:30:56


CCATP #500 Bart Busschots - PBS 38 of x - Taking Stock

9/2/2017
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We finally reached 500 episodes of Chit Chat Across the Pond (episode 499 will be next week) so who better to have on the show than Bart Busschots who started it all? In our first Programming By Stealth after our summer vacation, Bart decided to do a retrospective on what we've learned to date from HTML to CSS to JavaScript. I thought it was a great episode because it refreshed my memory on so much that we've done. He even put together a set of quiz questions for each section and...

Duration: 01:22:49


CCATP #496 - Bart Busschots on Yoink, MultiTimer and Due

7/20/2017
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This week our guest is Bart Busschots, but this isn't a heavy lifting episode. Instead Bart's going to tell us about three apps he's just acquired on the advice of the NosillaCastaways and about which he's really excited. He's going to tell us about Yoink fro the Mac, and MultiTimer and Due for iOS.

Duration: 00:57:38


CCATP #495 - Rod Simmons on Electric Vehicles

7/12/2017
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In this first of a two-part series on electric vehicles, we're joined by passionate EV-fanatic Rod Simmons of the SMR Podcast. In part 1, Rod helps us understand the difference between the different types of vehicles from hybrid to plug-in hybrid to plug-in EVs. Rod explains how he analyzes his driving (using Excel and pivot tables) to figure out what kind of an EV he should get. He'll talk about maximum range vs. how far do you really drive. Stay tuned for part 2 where we'll talk about...

Duration: 00:52:00


CCATP #494 - Bart Busschots JSDoc Demo

7/9/2017
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I've been asking Bart a lot of questions in the back channel as I struggle to understand the documentation he has provided in our latest few sessions of homework assignments. He had an epiphany last week that he had never explained the documentation methods itself, which was certainly adding to my confusion. He decided to take a step back and explain step by step using video. He created a video screencast of the entire process of creating documentation using JSDoc. Then during the audio...

Duration: 01:43:28


CCATP #493 Kelly Guimont on App Camp 4 Girls

6/29/2017
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This week our guest is Kelly Guimont. Kelly is a contributing editor to the Mac Observer and also a volunteer at App Camp for Girls, a program that introduces iOS programming to girls in grades 7-9. We talk about how a 3rd grade teacher asking her to crawl under a desk to plug in an Apple ][e turned her into the computer nerd she is today. She explains why you need a duck to be a programmer and a hula hoop to teach girls to code. If you'd like to help out App Camp for Girls, go to...

Duration: 01:10:52


CCATP #492 Bart Busschots - PBS 36 of x – More HTML Text Input | More Cellular Automata

6/25/2017
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Chit Chat Across the Pond this week is another episode of Programming By Stealth with Bart Busschots. I'm very proud of the fact that I completed my homework, writing a program from scratch that passed all of the tests written by Bart. It took me 12 hours, and nearly 4 hours of Dorothy's time helping me do it, but I got 'er done. In this installment, 36 of x, we learn some more HTML, specifically about all the cool things the input tag can do, like creating invisible forms which is just...

Duration: 01:36:19


CCATP #491 Peter Wells on WWDC

6/14/2017
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This week our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite is Peter Wells, who writes for the Sydney Morning Herald - and is a semi-regular guest on DTNS. Peter was asked to attend WWDC by Apple and in that capacity had amazing access to Apple engineers to ask the right questions. We talked about the new iMac screen (1 BILLION colors) and whether you can tell the difference, whether Kaby Lake processors matter in desktops, where the speed of the new SSDs might matter, and about VR/AR and...

Duration: 01:12:07


CCATP #490 - Bart Busschots on Fitness & Tech

6/10/2017
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Just about a year ago Bart Busschots came on the show to talk about how he was using tech to become fit and healthy. He's back with a "one year on" report of his success and to talk both about the tech and some philosophical perspective on why this path worked for him. Plus, he says I was right. Check out his full blog post on the subject at: Getting Fit with Tech – One Year On : Bart Busschots.

Duration: 01:15:55


CCATP #487 - Bart Busschots PBS 35 of x - HTML Text Input | Introducing ‘Life’

5/19/2017
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In this installment, Bart walks us through a little bit of how he wrote his Test Driven Development with QUnit for the Bartificer Link Toolkit. Bart even explains how it helped him find a couple of pretty major bugs in his own code, proving how important this is. Then we make a start on text input in HTML forms, and we move on to formatted sub-stets of tea like numbers, email addresses and so on. Finally, we make a start on what will be an on-going project. The idea is to combine our...

Duration: 01:22:56


CCATP #486 - Joe Dugandzic on New Amazon Echo Devices

5/11/2017
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This week I'm joined by the awesome Joe Dugandzic from Smarter Home Life (smarterhomelife.com to talk about the huge set of product and capability announcements from Amazon about their Echo line of devices. We talk Echo Show, Echo Look, ecobee4, and the new voice calling in the Alexa app for your existing Echo devices. Joe is really into home automation with a fabulous YouTube channel so he really knows his stuff. Plus he's fun and entertaining.

Duration: 00:56:59

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