Frank is an independent mobile developer living in Seattle, WA. He started work as an embedded systems engineer, moved on to be a web developer, and eventually found happiness as an iOS developer. He has written iCircuit - an interactive electronic circuit simulator that runs on all the great platforms; Calca - the text editor that is also a powerful calculator; and Continuous - a fun and powerful .NET IDE for the iPad. All the while, Frank has enjoyed releasing open source projects and contributing as much as he can to the software development community. His programming interests include computer graphics, simulation, programming languages, and artificial intelligence. When he's not at his computer, you can usually find him hiking around some mountain or sleeping in a tent by a river.
December 11th, 2023 | 53 mins 37 secs
For the very first time, Heather joins James for a chat about transitioning from individual contributor to manager in the engineering role. We also discuss hybrid work, some best practices, and how we are trying to increase capacity for innovation.
December 4th, 2023 | 50 mins 20 secs
.NET 8 brings a lot of enhancements to Native AOT to helps apps start faster, improve performance, and reduce app size... but there are limitations such as reflection. We discuss as this is Frank's passion.
November 27th, 2023 | 55 mins 5 secs
We break down everything you need to know from .NET Conf 2023 and .NET 8 release!
November 20th, 2023 | 41 mins 50 secs
James is out and about, but we have plenty to chat about when it comes to .NET Conf 2023, plus a full recap of all things OpenAI Dev Day, and we answer your questions around if you should start a business when you publish apps. We break it down.
November 13th, 2023 | 36 mins 40 secs
This week we take a look at a macOS Sonoma feature that allows you to put widgets on your desktop AND bring your iPhone widgets over. We talk about the feature and also a little widget development as well!
November 6th, 2023 | 47 mins 19 secs
We break down Apple's latest hardware event with M3 chips, new Mac Book Pro devices, and of course we look at what else is scary fast including .net maui!
October 30th, 2023 | 33 mins 31 secs
Frank's all time favorite game is getting a remaster... but should it?
October 23rd, 2023 | 42 mins 4 secs
James found an iPhone on the ground completely destroyed and unable to turn on, what happens next will blow your mind!
October 16th, 2023 | 49 mins 5 secs
We have so many goodies this lightning topic episode including llama.cpp, some Xamarin goodness in the latest .NET 8 RC 2, and so much more!
October 9th, 2023 | 38 mins 19 secs
This week we take a deeper dive into how Google is forcing developers with Google Play Billing to constantly update their apps with ridiculous breaking changes every year. We also dive into central package management for NuGet and so much more.
October 2nd, 2023 | 37 mins 14 secs
Did Frank just find the ultimate bug macOS's control center?!?! Is it burning cycles of your CPU and wasting precious power? We break down his findings and if this really is a problem.
September 25th, 2023 | 53 mins 57 secs
Wow, what a week! Not only did the new iPhones release, so did iOS 17! We break down what developer need to know and what new features they may want to implement. We also discuss the latest in .NET 8 with the release candidates available and the Microsoft Surface and AI event where Copilot was launched!
September 18th, 2023 | 41 mins 33 secs
We have the full break down of the Apple event including the new iPhone 15 with spatial video, 5x, zoom, usb-c, and of course the Apple Watch Series 9!
September 11th, 2023 | 42 mins 33 secs
Buying a new car is difficult any time, but in 2023 we have a lot of options, gas, hybrid, all electric. Frank is out shopping for a new vehicle, what path did he go down, and how was his experience?
September 4th, 2023 | 52 mins 34 secs
After 16 hours of being in the air with 2 layovers and multiple rounds of security checks, James and Frank sit down to talk about the lagging advancements in airport security and specifically how AI is having an impact.
August 28th, 2023 | 38 mins 9 secs
.net, dotnet, dotnet 9, installer
That is right... .NET 8 RC isn't out yet and .NET 9 is here already and we installed it! We discuss how to install the latest bits of .NET and why you may need them.