Key links to finally learning iOS development

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If you haven’t picked up any iOS development skills yet, now is the time. It’s never been easier. Below are my reasons to finally take the plunge (successfully), followed by some helpful links to help you learn to create your first app too. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never coded up an iOS app myself. My excuse? For one, hiring…
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How a Roundabout is like Product Development

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I quite liked driving through New Zealand and Australia. Like most countries outside the U.S., they use roundabouts to deal with intersection traffic. The rules of a roundabout are quite simple: you must yield to oncoming cars to your right – otherwise – go. Most of the time there are no cars coming and you can avoid the…
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Efficiently Inefficient: Processes that can improve quality and quantity of life

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For our latest project at Socialize Isaac and I are going to increase the release cycle even further and go from a few releases per group per week, to a few releases per day. I find moving more efficiently and quickly over the years always takes a few non-intuitive jarring mental steps. (If they didn’t…
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Leave the caves and create your tools!

GAE offers a free to get started approach, along with an instant “hello word” initial environment, making sandboxing ideas and building helpful tools for productivuty a snap. To get started, download GAE, press the plus sign in the bottom left corner. Set the directory you would like to work out of and your almost done….
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Balsamiq, an interesting taste of things

Balsamiq.com is a web application (that also comes in a downloadable software version) that allows users to quickly create mockups for web sites and iphone products.  I was skeptical at first, but 2 things made me pretty happy with thier approach to this common problem. The first was the choice they made to exagerate the concept…
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Google Data API’s

Get google search results for all data streems Here is an example of getting their images: http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/images?v=1.0&q=Paris%20Hilton&callback=foo&context=bar These API’s can be called through JavaScript scripts and class definitions Google provides (see below) or trough URL API  calls. These API’s are great for mashup sites or to help you increase the on page data you display…
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