September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
[UPDATE: This post has been obsoleted by SIDA: Moving Object-Oriented Design beyond Model-View-Controller]
I recently read about The DCI Architecture: A New Vision of Object-Oriented Programming, a successor/complement to the original Model–View–Controller design pattern, by one of the original authors. The DCI stand for:
July 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
June 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
I have some friends (Hi Dustin) that are serious language geeks, whom I often get into debates with. One of my common refrains is “to do it the Ruby way”, because (while Ruby has its warts) it does so many little things beautifully well. So, as future ammunition, I figured I should try to collect links to my favorite Ruby features (much as many others have already done before me).
August 4, 2009 § 2 Comments
To their credit, they’re offering a 20% discount on the User-Friendy-but-Ugly-Safari-Hack 1Password from Agile Web Solutions. Unfortunately, since Steel.app is freeform and 1Password is structured, they say you have to cut and paste everything manually.
Not true! If you (like me, and I suspect many others) used a consistent column scheme for storying your passwords, it is actually quite easy to migrate your data automatically. Find out how below…
Update: you can use a similar process to import from Steel.app into PasswordWallet, a simpler but less intrusive alternative to 1Password.
July 14, 2008 § 1 Comment
A lot of people are busily activating iPhone 3Gs and upgrading old iPhones to the new 2.0 software. And they’re downloading apps on the app store, most particularly Apple’s free iTunes Remote utility.
Perhaps the coolest little bauble in the free apps, Remote turns your iPhone into an Apple remote, so you can use it to control iTunes on your computer, or your AppleTV, when you’re on your local wi-fi network.
One of the most surprising and enjoyable elements is the iTunes Remote. Full and comprehensive access to my fairly large iTunes library on the iMac: all playlists, etc, with the ability to control volume, jump around in songs, see artwork – just like the ‘iPod’ iPhone application!
The Remote is one of Apple’s own applications rolled out for free over the App Store for the new iPhone software and it is absolutely brilliant, with an amazing user interface and flawless integration. It’s the best iPhone application I’ve used yet and I just love it! It sets the perfect example of an iPhone app.
The NYTimes reader is nice as is the Google app that gives me decent access but it’s the Apple Remote app that is just, well, cool.
The iPhone remote application is worth the upgrade alone. Gone is the need to use Apple’s minimalist remote control, and replacing it is a full color touch sensitive remote that would put a Logitec all-in-one unit to shame (although of course it won’t work my TV). For Apple TV fans, bliss.
Support for the Remote app for the iPhone and iPod touch (awesome)
One of the first apps I downloaded while doing the App Store video walkthrough today was the new iPhone Remote for iTunes. There’s only one word to describe it: perfectomfgthisissocool.
Verdict: download it now.
It’s that simple: the iPhone is now a house-wide wireless remote control for your music library. I would hate to be one of the companies that sells house-wide wireless remote controls for your music library right about now.
Shall you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now remote control your iTunes libraries (Mac and PC, Folks) with the little yet jaw-dropping awesomely fantastic Remote application.
Now, once again Apple is showing the way to the Future : how we’ll be able to control any *connected* device from our smartphone – er, iPhone.
One of the delicious new freebies in the iPhone 2.0 software update: a lovely little app that will turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a remote control for your Apple TV or within iTunes. It works over WiFi and even hoovers up the cover art or preview image of what you want to play. The Shuffle-like Apple remote magnetically attached to the side of my monitor seems so quaint now.
You’ll probably remember last month when I wrote about a rumor stating that Apple planned to make their own iPhone remote for release in the App Store. Well, it turned out to be true, and it’s awesome. Apple, with a stroke of genius, has decided to call this iPhone application Remote. It’s free, it’s 1MB, and it’s available through the App Store that was launched yesterday.
July 10, 2008 § 1 Comment
A big thank you and welcome to everyone who’s joining the Shoes community for ShoesFest 2008. On Friday, July 11th and 25th (local times vary), we are encouraging people with or without programming experience to join us in creating and running Shoes programs on Mac, Windows, and Linux so they can email us with feedback about:
- platform compatibility issues
- performance bottlenecks
- confusing, missing, or under-documented APIs
Here’s Ten Steps for making the most of your involvement in ShoeFest, whether for one hour or twenty-four:
- Download Shoes for Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux
- Read _why’s answers to common questions
- Use an IRC client to join the discussion on irc://irc.freenode.net#shoes
- Try one of the Shoes Tutorials people have written
- Read and run a few of the included samples, or programs from The Shoebox
- Scan Nobody Knows Shoes, and review the poster of the most common APIs
- Use `shoes -m` to bring up the manual (On OS X, you can do ⌘-?)
- Modify/extend an existing app to try out particular APIs or techniques
- Write your own Shoes app. It could illustrate use of a particular API, replicate a similar app on another platform, or just be something you’ve always wanted to write
- File bugs by emailing shoes AT code.whytheluckystiff.net; copy why AT whytheluckystiff.net if you’d like to be permanently added to that mailing list
June 27, 2008 § 3 Comments
- Friday, July 11th noon GMT to Saturday, July 12th noon GMT
- Friday, July 25th noon GMT to Saturday, July 26th noon GMT
< 8 AM New York / 5 AM San Francisco / 9 PM Tokyo / 3 PM Amsterdam >
The goal of these events is to write and share fun little applications using Shoes, a clever little cross-platform GUI toolkit written in Ruby. This will allow us to test, document, and file bugs on how the various Shoes features work on the different supported platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac), in preparation for our next major release on July 31st, 2008.
No Ruby — or programming — experience is required; we’d love to find out how easy it is for novices to learn Shoes! Of course, if you happen to know the Ruby C API, expert help is always appreciated.
Shoes comes with its own built-in manual. Use `shoes -m` to bring it up. (On OS X, you can do ⌘-?.)
- The latest Shoes binaries for Mac/Windows/Linux
- The Shoebox, a friendly place to share Shoes (and Ruby-Processing) apps in peace and harmony
- Hackety Hack, the programming tutor that motivated Shoes
- Nobody Knows Shoes, the introductory guide
Spread the word! Everybody could use a nice set of Shoes. 🙂