Filtering great ideas to fit my available time (and budget)

I'm an avid "Idea Man".  I love coming up with new ideas; for iPhone apps, for web apps, and even for real-world inventions.  Most of my ideas only sound great in my head, but when I open my mouth the idea seems to turn sour.  A smaller number of ideas manage to survive the thought-to-word … Continue reading Filtering great ideas to fit my available time (and budget)

A Git Workflow for Agile Teams

I've been using git for all my new software development and have been converting my old Subversion (and gasp CVS) repositories over. Throughout this process I keep learning more and more about git, and my love story with it continues every day. Thanks to my friend Chris, he sent along this blog posting that really … Continue reading A Git Workflow for Agile Teams

Open letter to Apple iPhone Developer Support

I'm a big fan of all things Apple, and as you can tell from my past blog posts I'm a big fan of iPhone development. I've even dusted off my aging C skills, and have learned to love Objective-C. The one thing I haven't learned to love, like all other iPhone app developers, is their … Continue reading Open letter to Apple iPhone Developer Support

Second impressions with PhoneGap

I'm now a registered iPhone App Developer! After the usual waiting, emailing, phoning, and faxing that I won't bore you with because blogs all over the world are full of people ranting about Apple's registration process, I now have my developer key. (Personally, I don't see what people are complaining about...it wasn't all that painful.)So … Continue reading Second impressions with PhoneGap

Managing sites with Git and intelligent post-update hooks

I've recently begun drinking the koolaid of Git, and damn it's tasty! The things I can do with git that I couldn't have done before (or would have been difficult to do) makes me excited about it. In fact, the one feature that I thought was a drawback -- the no-one-true-server nature of it -- … Continue reading Managing sites with Git and intelligent post-update hooks

First impressions with PhoneGap

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet with the crew developing PhoneGap down at their headquarters (Nitobi, down in Gastown district of Vancouver). It's only a few blocks away from where I work, but the horrible downpour of rain made me think twice about going (hey, it is Vancouver after all). Next … Continue reading First impressions with PhoneGap