January 29, 2013
Recently I spoke at the Southeast Valley .NET User Group, in Arizona, about iOS programming from a .NET developer’s perspective. I really enjoyed speaking to the group and they had a bunch of good questions for me. Sharing my experiences in the “other world” is an interesting challenge!
I went into detail about how native iOS programming compares to .NET programming. The presentation briefly covered many of the topics that my book ‘iOS Programming for .NET Developers‘ goes into in great detail. For example, I spent some time comparing Objective-C to C# and showing how to translate between them.
I exported my slide deck to a PDF, which can be downloaded from this blog post.
iOS Programming for .NET Devs Slides
July 30, 2012
A fellow by the name of Colin Eberhardt in the U.K. has reviewed my book that teaches .NET devs how to write iPhone and iPad apps. Colin’s review of iOS Programming for .NET Developers is circumspect and has reasonable critiques. He summarizes the review with a few sentences that made me sigh with relief, because they confirm that I succeeded in writing a book that .NET developers gain real value by reading. Colin writes…
“What makes this book unique is that it helps you leverage your existing skills in a way that you would find very hard to do by yourself. The similarities between the two environments are far from obvious, but I am happy to say that there are a great many! I feel that reading this book has increased my comprehension of iOS application development far quicker than a standard text on learning iOS would have allowed.”
Visit Book Review: iOS Programming for .NET Developers for the full review.
Thanks for the review, Colin!
July 16, 2012
Well, that was fast! Less than forty-eight hours after I submitted iOS Programming for .NET Developers to Apple’s iBookstore, it got approved and is now available for sale worldwide. I heard of some books taking weeks or even months to get approved, so I must have some special mojo working in my favor…
If you’re a .NET developer looking to learn iOS, and want to read about it on your iPad or iPhone, visit http://itunes.apple.com/book/isbn9780985784508
Visit the book’s homepage to learn more about it, and the various formats it is available in.
July 15, 2012
Over the past several months I have been working like a madman on a book that explains iOS to .NET developers. I’m proud to announce that iOS Programming for .NET Developers has been published! Like my last book, Advanced MVVM, this book is self-published. It is currently available in paperback and Kindle editions, but stay tuned for iBooks and Nook editions coming soon.
For more information, and a free sample, visit http://iosfordotnetdevs.com
June 27, 2012
A good friend of mine spent the past six years designing a line of innovative wristwatches. He started up a company named BullToro with some associates to manufacture and sell their watches. Just recently his dedication and hard work paid off, and BullToro watches are now available for sale from their Web site at http://www.bulltoro.com/
I think they are really slick watches, and plan on buying this one.
If you know anyone looking for a new watch with a bold look, let them know about BullToro! :-)
June 5, 2012
I made a big announcement on my iOS blog, which I think many .NET developers might want to know about. To find out what’s up, head over to iJoshSmith and take a look at this.
April 8, 2012
I just published an article on my iJoshSmith blog that explains how a simple genetic algorithm works. The article is titled “Simple Genetic Algorithm in Objective-C” and can be found here…
If you’re interested in expanding your mind today in some strange new ways, go check it out!