Episode 13

012 iPhreaks Show – Open Source with Sam Soffes


July 4th, 2013

53 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode


Sam Soffes (twitter github blog)
Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog)
Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast)
Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

01:13 - Sam Soffes Introduction


01:46 - Roon.io/@roon_app

Drew Wilson

03:03 - Open Source in iOS

Writing Tests

09:00 - Open Sourcing Projects


13:19 - Shared code between iOS and Mac

004 iPhreaks Show - Mac Development with Josh Abernathy

17:48 - Contributions, Pull Requests & Bug Fixes
20:15 - Open Source Libraries


28:40 - Finding Reliable Libraries

Cocoa Controls

32:44 - Contributing to Open Source Projects

Consistency (tabs vs spaces)
Squashing Commits
Submitting Code/Changes

38:09 - Cleaning Up Pull Requests
41:08 - Open Source at Seesaw



semver.org (Ben)
Anker Astro3E Portable External Battery Pack (Ben)
Cards Against Humanity (Ben)
Travis CI (Pete)
Pete Hodgson: Using Travis CI and xctool to build and test iOS apps (Pete)
Reading Application Licenses (Pete)
AppCoreKit (Rod)
WatchESPN AppleTV App (Rod)
Put Objective-C Back On The Map (Ben)
David Siteman Garland: Create Awesome Online Courses (Chuck)
How to Write a Nonfiction eBook in 21 Days by Steve Scott (Chuck)
Amazon Prime (Chuck)
Kickoff App (Sam)
redcarpet (Sam)

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[This show is sponsored by The Pragmatic Studio. The Pragmatic Studio has been teaching iOS development since November of 2008. They have a 4-day hands-on course where you'll learn all the tools, APIs, and techniques to build iOS Apps with confidence and understand how all the pieces work together. They have two courses coming up: the first one is in July, from the 22nd - 25th, in Western Virginia, and you can get early registration up through June 21st; you can also sign up for their August course, and that's August 26th - 29th in Denver, Colorado, and you can get early registration through July 26th. If you want a private course for teams of 5 developers or more, you can also sign up on their website at pragmaticstudio.com.]

CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 12 of iPhreaks! This week on our panel, we have Pete Hodgson.

PETE: Buongiorno from rainy San Francisco this morning!

CHUCK: Ben Scheirman.

BEN: I can give you a very jet lagged hello from Houston!

CHUCK: Rod Schimdt.

ROD: Hello from Salt Lake City!

CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. This week, we have a special guest and that's Sam Soffes. Alright!

SAM: Hello!

CHUCK: Do you want to introduce yourself real quick?

SAM: Sure! I live in Kentucky right now. I work in a company called "Seesaw". I'm working on a bunch of little projects; Roon had been my main side project right now.

CHUCK: Awesome.

BEN: That's Roon, R-O-O-N.io, right?

SAM: You got it!

BEN: Yeah, I'm primed I've got the best username. All I need to do now is blog a little bit.


BEN: So Roon is like a blogging platform. What makes it kind of compelling in comparison to some of the other things that are out there?

SAM: It's a product I did with Drew Wilson. If you're not familiar with his work, he's a spectacular designer. I always wanted it that makes it really simple that we wanted to use, and hopefully other people wanted to use, too, so he just made something really simple that's really beautiful, and there's also a native iPhone app. The iPad app is like the universal, it's almost done; I'm submitting it, hopefully, this week. And we have a Mac app in the Pipeline. It's just like we wanted to make a really good writing experience that's simple and pretty and hopefully people like it.

CHUCK: Awesome.

BEN: Yeah,