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.


  • 18: Technical Mortgage

    October 28th, 2019  |  55 mins 12 secs

    This week Joe avoids taking on some technical debt and makes a lot of progress on Retrospective Timelines. Dave continues to uncover complexity in FileMaker calculation parsing.

  • 17: Templified

    October 21st, 2019  |  58 mins 21 secs

    Dave had a bit of a rough week but made some progress on the parser. Joe had some design issues while running up against the edges of SwiftUI.

  • 16: My dissatisfaction with you

    October 14th, 2019  |  48 mins 38 secs
    antlr, coredata, swiftui

    This week Joe refactored an important manager class for Core Data. Dave stumbled onto a new mini-app idea involving the calculation parser.

  • 15: A higher plane of ASCII

    October 7th, 2019  |  54 mins 13 secs

    This week Dave reaches for a higher plane of ASCII, and Joe is momentarily not confused. Progress is made on ANTLR parsing and Retrospective Timeline schema.

  • 14: We haven't filed your paperwork

    September 30th, 2019  |  47 mins 24 secs

    This week Joe created a ton of additional complexity for a simple sorting feature. Dave installed macOS Catalina, many many times.

  • 13: Eventual Consistency

    September 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    This week Dave makes a breakthrough in the complexity of his calculation parser. Joe finally discusses the app he is building and what it's all about.

  • 12: Tap it like you mean it

    September 16th, 2019  |  49 mins 28 secs

    This week Joe runs into the rough edges of SwiftUI and makes a plan to ship a beta version. Dave makes progress with ANTLR and escapes into Borderlands 3.

  • 11: Is AR ready yet

    September 9th, 2019  |  49 mins 18 secs
    indiedev, swiftui

    Joe got back from vacation and made a bunch of progress with Core Data. Dave made progress on this calculation parser. They discuss the most difficult phase of projects.

  • 10: Special Guest Charlie Chapman

    September 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins

    This week Joe and Dave are joined by Charlie Chapman to discuss his app Dark Noise.

  • 9: Visitors are bad Listeners

    August 26th, 2019  |  48 mins 31 secs
    antlr, swiftui

    This week Dave continued to make progress with ANTLR. Joe spent the week banging his head against SwiftUI.

  • 8: Really I couldn't

    August 19th, 2019  |  32 mins 9 secs
    antlr, swiftui

    A short episode this week: Joe talks about continuing development and small issues with SwiftUI. Dave has an ANTLR update.

  • 7: Weird but effective

    August 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Joe made some progress with SwiftUI and decided to use it in production. Dave returned from FileMaker DEVCON with good news and bad news. Joe was right (four years ago) about FileMaker and APIs #JoeWasRight