Tagged "apple"

Fading Into Irrelevance

As technology waves come and go, the names of iconic companies follow the movements, first reaching the pinnacle of their glories, and later fading into irrelevance.

The Last Day of a Tech Conference

Have you ever stayed until the end of a conference, and walked down the halls of the conference center during the last day of an event?

Memories of WWDC 2008

Exactly 15 years ago, on Monday, June 9th, 2008, I published a blog post with a picture taken in the big room of the Moscone conference center in San Francisco, waiting for Steve Jobs to introduce the iPhone 3G to the world at the annual Apple World Wide Developers’ Conference 2008.

20 Years of Harman Kardon SoundSticks

Twenty years ago, months before the scorching (and deadly) summer of 2003, I bought the transparent Harman Kardon SoundSticks that I still have above (and below) my desk today.

Stockholm Syndrome in Software

Developers working for a particular vendor tend to develop a bizarre version of Stockholm syndrome. It’s something I’ve witnessed at least twice in my career.

Killer Apps

The D programming language lacked a “killer app” to break through. Another brilliant language suffered from this situation, objectively deserving a much better fate than the one it had; Smalltalk.

Things That Define Big Software Companies

Looking at the software industry, it appears that most big companies usually share more traits than they would like to admit.

Text Editors for Work

There has been a particular text editor that defined each period of my career as a software developer.

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates on Stage

I have had the chance to attend keynotes by Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in person; their styles couldn’t have been more different. Here’s some memories from both. Of course I did not meet or talk to them; this is just my experience as another attendee in the room.

The Next Big Thing

Looking backwards, the migration from Objective-C to Swift as main programming language for the Apple galaxy was quite an event.

Migrating from macOS to Linux

This is the story of how, after being a loyal macOS user for 15 years, I decided to start using Linux full-time.

12 Years of iPhone – A Developer's Perspective

This is the talk that I gave in the 4th MCE Conference in Warsaw, Poland, on May 8th, 2017 (conference organized by Polidea) and (with updates) at UIKonf on May 15th, 2018 and at NSConfArg on April 20th, 2019.

iPad Styluses

Here’s a list of iPad styluses I’ve owned in the past few years:

Courage

It is 7:30 AM. I grab my iPhone and I place my thumb on the home button.

Making iOS Applications Accessible

This is the talk I gave at the Mobile Developer Summit, Bangalore, India, September 15th, 2016

Cocoa is the new Carbon: the Future of Apple’s Beloved Framework

In this talk, Adrian will provide lots of speculation and highly arguable unverified gossip, about how the design of Swift will lead Apple to redesign Cocoa into new directions, and maybe replacing it altogether.

iPhone and Mac OS X Developer Conference Roundup

Here’s a quick review of the most important iPhone and Mac OS X developer conferences I’ve found on the web (in no particular order).

I was there!

As promised, here I was.

WWDC 2008: I'll Be There!

I’ve just bought my e-ticket for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2008!