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Mobile Couch

Ben Trengrove and Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly

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Mobile Couch

Mobile Couch

Ben Trengrove and Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly

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9
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Design, development and business, these guys do it all. Ben and Jelly are two iOS developers who work on everything from games to client projects, and get together every fortnight to talk about techniques and best practices for creating stunning mobile applications.

Latest Episodes

98: File > New > Project…

It’s the final episode of Mobile Couch, so Jake MacMullin returns to the couch, and they discuss how they got started as developers, as well as how they feel about starting new projects.

66 min2016 DEC 12
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98: File > New > Project…

97: Javascript Dishwashers

Ben takes Jelly on a journey through his favourite points from the book Pragmatic Programming: From Journeyman to Master, which details points that you’ll want to learn if you want to be a better developer. Along the way they discuss everything from philosophy to buying dishwashers, and maybe even a little actual code here and there.

58 min2016 NOV 28
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97: Javascript Dishwashers

96: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

Jelly recounts his experience with interviewing for a developer position within a big tech company. He and Ben reveal a little insight into what the process is like, what you should know going in, and what you can take from the process to apply to the interviews at your own company.

49 min2016 NOV 14
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96: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

95: Quickly Close It Again

Ben and Jelly run through a quick and dirty primary of Git, one of the most popular version control systems around today. Starting from the very basics, they run through all the things you need to know to use it in your day to day work, why you should be using some method of version control, and the clients they use to make things nice and easy to manage.

61 min2016 OCT 31
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95: Quickly Close It Again

94: Smells Like a Duck

Once again, the Apple developer community has been host to scandal! Not a pair to leave this opportunity behind, Ben and Jelly discuss how developers can learn from this, looking at the mistakes that were made, how to avoid them, and what you need to remember when things go bad.

49 min2016 OCT 17
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94: Smells Like a Duck

93: Expanding Your Mind, Man

With Ben in London, Casey Liss rejoins Jelly on the couch to talk about leaving .Net behind for a career in the Apple ecosystem, his experience with RxSwift, and wrapping your brain around new things. Meanwhile, Jelly reflects on his recent GIFwrapepd update and his approach when migrating it from Objective-C to Swift.

52 min2016 OCT 3
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93: Expanding Your Mind, Man

92: Like a Cave Man

How do you lay out your views? Ben and Jelly look over the different methods available on both iOS and Android, and compare their experiences with each. Together they uncover some of the oddities that can pop up in various circumstances, how to get around them, and which approach rules them all.

56 min2016 SEP 19
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92: Like a Cave Man

91: Highway to Delete Town

User notifications have had a big makeover in iOS 10, so Ben and Jelly walk through how notifications work on iOS. Along the way, they highlight some of the newer features available in the new framework, look at when you might choose local notifications over remote notifications, and discuss the two new extension points to use for customising notifications.

38 min2016 SEP 5
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91: Highway to Delete Town

90: A Pile in a Drawer

If you’re lucky, you’ll never need to work on an app that has to manage files, but just in case you ever do, Jelly’s got you covered with a basic overview of file management on iOS. He walks Ben through the basics, covering coordination of access to files between processes, reading parts of files, and displaying a localised version of a file path.

52 min2016 AUG 22
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90: A Pile in a Drawer

89: Invisible String

Dependency injection is a simple programming technique with a bit of a scary name, but it turns out that it’s excellent for highlighting the connections between classes within an app. Ben walks Jelly through the basics of using dependency injection, why singletons are bad, and places you might already be using this techique without even knowing it.

43 min2016 AUG 8
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89: Invisible String

Latest Episodes

98: File > New > Project…

It’s the final episode of Mobile Couch, so Jake MacMullin returns to the couch, and they discuss how they got started as developers, as well as how they feel about starting new projects.

66 min2016 DEC 12
Comments
98: File > New > Project…

97: Javascript Dishwashers

Ben takes Jelly on a journey through his favourite points from the book Pragmatic Programming: From Journeyman to Master, which details points that you’ll want to learn if you want to be a better developer. Along the way they discuss everything from philosophy to buying dishwashers, and maybe even a little actual code here and there.

58 min2016 NOV 28
Comments
97: Javascript Dishwashers

96: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

Jelly recounts his experience with interviewing for a developer position within a big tech company. He and Ben reveal a little insight into what the process is like, what you should know going in, and what you can take from the process to apply to the interviews at your own company.

49 min2016 NOV 14
Comments
96: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

95: Quickly Close It Again

Ben and Jelly run through a quick and dirty primary of Git, one of the most popular version control systems around today. Starting from the very basics, they run through all the things you need to know to use it in your day to day work, why you should be using some method of version control, and the clients they use to make things nice and easy to manage.

61 min2016 OCT 31
Comments
95: Quickly Close It Again

94: Smells Like a Duck

Once again, the Apple developer community has been host to scandal! Not a pair to leave this opportunity behind, Ben and Jelly discuss how developers can learn from this, looking at the mistakes that were made, how to avoid them, and what you need to remember when things go bad.

49 min2016 OCT 17
Comments
94: Smells Like a Duck

93: Expanding Your Mind, Man

With Ben in London, Casey Liss rejoins Jelly on the couch to talk about leaving .Net behind for a career in the Apple ecosystem, his experience with RxSwift, and wrapping your brain around new things. Meanwhile, Jelly reflects on his recent GIFwrapepd update and his approach when migrating it from Objective-C to Swift.

52 min2016 OCT 3
Comments
93: Expanding Your Mind, Man

92: Like a Cave Man

How do you lay out your views? Ben and Jelly look over the different methods available on both iOS and Android, and compare their experiences with each. Together they uncover some of the oddities that can pop up in various circumstances, how to get around them, and which approach rules them all.

56 min2016 SEP 19
Comments
92: Like a Cave Man

91: Highway to Delete Town

User notifications have had a big makeover in iOS 10, so Ben and Jelly walk through how notifications work on iOS. Along the way, they highlight some of the newer features available in the new framework, look at when you might choose local notifications over remote notifications, and discuss the two new extension points to use for customising notifications.

38 min2016 SEP 5
Comments
91: Highway to Delete Town

90: A Pile in a Drawer

If you’re lucky, you’ll never need to work on an app that has to manage files, but just in case you ever do, Jelly’s got you covered with a basic overview of file management on iOS. He walks Ben through the basics, covering coordination of access to files between processes, reading parts of files, and displaying a localised version of a file path.

52 min2016 AUG 22
Comments
90: A Pile in a Drawer

89: Invisible String

Dependency injection is a simple programming technique with a bit of a scary name, but it turns out that it’s excellent for highlighting the connections between classes within an app. Ben walks Jelly through the basics of using dependency injection, why singletons are bad, and places you might already be using this techique without even knowing it.

43 min2016 AUG 8
Comments
89: Invisible String
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