Using Amazon S3 as your iOS app’s server-side

While developing myDrumPad, I came across an interesting problem for my in-app purchase support. The app allows users to download additional packs of sounds (referred to as "sound packs" in the app) that they can use to tap out songs and rhythms. The sound packs themselves were a collection of CAF-encoded uncompressed PCM audio files, … Continue reading Using Amazon S3 as your iOS app’s server-side

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)

Last minute talk on automated Perl builds using Hudson tonight

My friend Scott McWhirter, who heads up the Vancouver Perl Monger's group, asked me yesterday to give a last-minute talk on anything in particular at tonight's Vancouver.pm meeting. He wasn't exactly begging, but I know he's short on speakers this month, and he wanted something interesting to show. So I decided I'd talk about building … Continue reading Last minute talk on automated Perl builds using Hudson tonight

My blog and I are joining the Iron Man competition!

It's probably not the kind of Iron Man competition that you're used to hearing about. This one is a challenge to blog at least once per week, every week, about Perl and Perl-related technologies.My buddy Matt Trout, co-founder of Shadowcat Systems, creator of DBIx::Class, a core contributor to Catalyst, as well as all sorts of … Continue reading My blog and I are joining the Iron Man competition!

WebDev Links Of Interest, Issue 1

I keep finding amazingly good blog posts or links of interest that I end up bookmarking for my own uses, but I end up having to tell people on a case-by-case basis why one article is good for one reason or another. I end up bookmarking on my Delicious account and sharing blog articles I … Continue reading WebDev Links Of Interest, Issue 1

I’m diving in to PhoneGap and ObjC, finally

I've managed to avoid C and C++ programming for most of my career of 15 years. I've dabbled, and then I've run back to my favourite languages. Besides, as a web developer there hasn't often been a need for me to delve that deeply into the machine. Now that I'm developing iPhone applications, that's all … Continue reading I’m diving in to PhoneGap and ObjC, finally