Project Update

Joe and Dave discuss the progress of their respective projects. Time for a Project Update.

About the show

Joe and Dave discuss the progress of their respective projects, delving into the challenges, successes, and failures of being commercial software developers, periodic game developers, and general technology enthusiasts. Project Update is about our projects and lives, but we’ll also be bringing in other creators to talk about their projects and lives. In some ways we’re all dealing with the same issues, and in others we’re dealing with a problem space uniquely our own.

Episodes

  • 36: Dystopian Hand Washing

    June 23rd, 2020  |  51 mins 11 secs

    This week Dave and Joe continue making progress on FM Comparison. They discuss WWDC and how changes to the Mac might r effect them as developers over the next couple of years.

  • 35: Stop Having Ideas

    June 8th, 2020  |  33 mins 44 secs

    This week Dave works on cleaning up the JSON for the diff items in FM Comparison. Joe wraps up the Tailwind conversion. They start to plan out a beta release.

  • 34: Ambiguity Slider

    May 25th, 2020  |  41 mins 58 secs

    This week Dave and Joe consider switching to Tailwind CSS for FM Comparison. Dave has even more fun with code signing and Joe learns about a new WebXR framework.

  • 33: Human-shaped Cylinders

    May 11th, 2020  |  44 mins 50 secs

    This week Dave has fun trying to verify the identity of his company for digital signatures and runs into some weird string issues in Swift. They start working on diff formatting for FM Comparison. Joe solves some WebXR issues only to uncover some new ones.

  • 32: Immersive lack of experience

    April 27th, 2020  |  58 mins 38 secs

    This week Dave and Joe explore some navigation and state issues. Dave dives into Electron a bit more. Joe makes an "out of this world" VR development environment.

  • 31: Development Via Attrition

    April 13th, 2020  |  54 mins 5 secs

    Dave had one great week and one bad week. Joe changed things ups again...

  • 30: Bugs and AppleScripts

    March 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week Dave runs into several bugs with the web view integration and build process for his app. Joe gets distracted with AppleScript and WebVR.

  • 29: Progress Bar Ping Pong

    March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week Dave and Joe discuss a new design for FM Comparison that they think will simplify the structure of the app. They spend time with the Vuex Store, progress bars, and logging. Joe may have relapsed into VR a bit...

  • 28: Fretting & Integration

    March 2nd, 2020  |  50 mins 48 secs

    This week the discussion is all about FM Comparison. Joe begins work on the UI and causes Dave some anxiety in the process. Dave arrives at some conclusions that he previously had not allowed himself to consider.

  • 27: A Slightly Weird Environment

    February 17th, 2020  |  56 mins 33 secs

    This week Joe removed Random Arrow from the App Store and talks about what he learned from the experience. Dave hired a front end developer for FM Comparison and streamlined the diff linking process.

  • 26: Commit the Bag

    February 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week Joe reviews a couple of small updates and talks about data handling for the visual timeline feature. Dave pulls SQLite out of the project and returns simpler approaches for the runtime data structures. They both try to avoid premature optimizations.

  • 25: Did You File a Bug Against It?

    January 20th, 2020  |  57 mins 2 secs

    This week Dave went on a stay-at-home roadshow, visiting a number of user groups to demo his products and some development techniques. Joe shipped another small update to Retrospective Timelines and learn some of the more complex aspects of Core Data.