As I tweeted a couple of weeks ago, I’m no longer at Apple. It was quite a difficult decision to leave, but as much as I love to help developers, as much fun as it was to plan WWDC, as cool as the evangelism team is, I wanted freedom to do my own thing. There is so much more to say here but it is still jumbled in a bunch of mixed emotions, as I continue to deconstruct stuff I’ll try to write coherent posts about the decision here.
One of the things I wanted to do is help Chris update the iOS SDK Development book. It was a ton of fun to write, it met with some reasonable success and had a great following on the PragProg forums. Given the history of the book it was making me sick that it was languishing with Xcode 3 screen shots and no iOS 4 or iOS 5 content. So I’m super happy to say I’ve signed on as a co-author for the next edition that will include iOS 5 and Xcode 4. I’ll be posting about the book over the upcoming weeks with updates as we approach beta.
I love helping and teaching developers, but I also love to write code that ships. As an evangelist I got to do a bunch of the prior but none of the latter. So I’m also chomping at the bit to get back to my apps, that will have to wait till the book is done. I’ll post about what I learn from converting iOS 2 and iOS 3 apps to iOS 5 as I get started on those transitions. I know most of you have probably already gone through this so I’ll mostly be writing those entries for myself :)
Since I love to teach I really missed being at conferences so I’m super happy to say I’ll be at CocoaConf in August. It’s a great line up of speakers, I wish I was going as an attendee so I could see all the other talks! It would be great to see you there.
Thanks for taking the time to read and I'm really looking forward to getting back into this side of the community!