Out of Beta!

I’m happy to announce that Developing for Apple Watch, Second Edition is now out of beta! You can order the eBook version and receive it nearly-instantly, order a paper edition, or order both and get the eBook now and the paper edition in the mail. And of course, it’s available on Amazon if you prefer to buy it there (but if you want to support me and the Pragmatic Bookshelf, buy it direct!).

One of the more interesting things I did for this book was to create a promotional video for it. With some guidance by Chris Adamson, I used Motion to stitch together some music, the cover image of the book, and some screen captures to bring the book to life in a more visual format. It’s on YouTube, so I guess this is where I say, “Be sure to like and subscribe!”

Developing for Apple Watch

After a long time of writing, my second book has been published! Developing for Apple Watch is now available from the Pragmatic Bookshelf in both paper and eBook formats! This is a “Pragmatic exPress” book, meaning it’s a shorter look at a specific technology. It’s also available on Amazon if you’d prefer it that way.jkwatch

The book introduces WatchKit, Apple’s technology for making Apple Watch apps. With 100% of its code in Swift, you’ll be ready to go with the latest Apple technology. Get it now and get a head start on making watch apps before WWDC!

Slides: Understanding Objective-C Inside and Out from CodeMash 2014

I braved the polar vortex to come down to Sandusky, OH for the always-amazing CodeMash conference. I gave a talk about Objective-C’s underpinnings in C and the like. You can find the slides on SpeakerDeck, and the slides and code on the unofficial GitHub repository for the conference. Thanks for coming, everyone!

Slides: Understanding Objective-C Inside and Out from CocoaHeads Ann Arbor

Last night I gave the Understanding Objective-C Inside and Out talk at CocoaHeads Ann Arbor. You can find my slides on SpeakerDeck.

We had a really great turnout—CocoaHeads Ann Arbor is almost outgrowing its space! If you’re in the SE Michigan area (or even further—there are attendees from Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids) you should come to the next meeting and learn about Auto Layout.