Flatiron Day 24: Review Session 4

Today we held our fourth Weekly Review Session and as usual this was extremely worth going through this code kata.

We started an empty review session App and set out with a goal to build an RSS Reader from scratch.  We first cranked out a Podfile in order to use the first CocoaPod we found when we searched for the term RSS: BlockRSSParser. Continue reading

Flatiron Day 20: CocoaPods

Paul Hegarty on the Big Screen

Paul Hegarty on the Big Screen

Today we started by watching Paul Hegarty of the Stanford CS193P Course give the Core Data Lectures from the Winter 2013 iTunes U Coding Together sessions.  Watching the lectures again now after these three weeks at Flatiron I noticed many things I did not see the first time around.  An example is that he teaches about UIManagedDocument which is a container for the NSManagedObject and is a cross between a high-level document abstraction and the Core Data stack.  I’ll need to come back to this and experimet with its usage.  This UIDocument subclass is on the road to iCloud so it seems promising. Continue reading