Justin Williams makes stuff at Second Gear. He is often mistaken for a teen popstar.
Auto Layout was introduced in OS X Lion and iOS 6 as a new way to lay out elements in your applications. It also introduced frustration and confusion in developers as they worked to grasp this powerful new technology. Learn tips, tricks and best practices for leveling up your zen and understanding of Apple's new layout system using real world examples as the foundation to build upon.
The mobile industry seems to change as fast we can adapt. Having experienced the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, and Google Play from the perspectives of contractor and direct app sales, learn as Justin guides you through where he sees the market for independent and small business software going in 2014 and beyond.
After years of being a dedicated developer for OS X and iOS, Second Gear recently acquired Glassboard, a multi-platform tool for connecting, coordinating, and collaborating with one person or a group. Managing the iOS side of Glassboard was easy given an existing OS X and iOS background, but there’s no better way to be thrown into the deep-end on new technology than acquiring a legacy code base for foreign technologies like Android, C# and Windows Azure.
Learn as Justin walks you through the process of acquiring a product from a legal, professional, and technical perspective. He’ll walk you through the process of dealing with lawyers and contracts, transitioning the technology from the old owner to Second Gear, handling the product announcements, and how he ramped up on new technologies quickly to hit the ground running with Glassboard after the sale announcement.
He’ll also provide tips, tricks, and advice for managing a major platform as a single person for anyone else that is crazy enough to think it’s a good idea.
The sequel to Achieving Zen With Auto Layout. Become an Auto Layout Zenmaster with this set of tips and tricks for working with and debugging constraints on iOS and OS X. This is an advanced session and will cover new content related to iOS and and Yosemite.