Issue 212 December 2018
by Lori M Olson
Hey, look at that… I managed to do this 2 weeks in a row ;-)
Featured in the School
The second edition of Core Data in Motion book is resurfacing in the WNDX School as a course. It’s totally not ready yet (and won’t be for a while), but I get a lot of people asking about the book. So, just for you dear subscribers, here’s the link - Core Data In Motion. You can buy this course for the price of the book. Get the 1st edition book now, and you’ll have complete access to the course content when it appears. Once I start adding that content, the price will be doubling, just so ya know…
This week in Slack, Amir pointed out in the #Android channel that RubyMotion Starter edition ships with one, and only one, version of Android SDK enabled. Right now that is v27. In user-land, we call that Android Oreo 8.1. Important to know, if you aren’t on Indie or Professional yet.
Also in Slack… we have cancelled the December RubyMotion Meetup (these are held online). Current schedule seems to be causing some participation difficulties. Come on in to the #meetup channel and chime in about any days / times that are better or worse for yourself if you’d like to participate regularly!
Gem of the Week
This week, we have a neat little gem, from @hboon: motion-ostruct. Ruby’s OpenStruct is one of those stdlib data structures that I definitely miss at times in RubyMotion. With motion-ostruct, we don’t have to miss it any more.
I’m featuring RubyMotion gems here each week. Sometimes because they are awesome, and sometimes because they need some love. Remember, if you have a gem you’d like featured, just reply to this email, or you can PM me in Slack!
Great reminder in the community forum this week. The RubyMotion tool set is accessible for blind developers. Frankie asked for assistance, and Amir hooked him up with Austin Seraphin, a RubyMotion developer who happens to be blind. Austin gave a fantastic talk at RubyMotion #inspect on Accessibility that’s worth watching (and rewatching).
And here’s your reminder to introduce yourself on the Hello World post on the community forum!
App Highlight of the Week
Austin mentioned that his app, Eyes-Free Fitness will be going away at the end of the year. This might be your last chance to check it out, and our last chance to feature this 5.0 star rated iPhone/iPad app created with RubyMotion.
Psst!!! If you have an app (even if it’s not in the App Store) let me know, and I’ll add it to the list to be featured!
TWIL (This Week I Learned) Links
From the iOS Dev Weekly this week, this article about Static TableViews caught my attention. It reminded me of an old blog post of mine about Static Tables in Code. I hope you find it useful.
That’s it for this week!
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