This is a great article on the ADC website about Panic and Coda, well worth the read if you are a developer. I wonder what Steven thinks about that picture…
Thanks to all who showed up last night at Panic HQ in the Pearl, I think that was the biggest attendance yet. My thanks to Panic for hosting.
I gave short presentation on what’s new in Cocoa, highlighting what excites me about Cocoa in Leopard. We had a lot of good discussion during the presentation, which lends itself really well to the location and amount of folks there.
I followed up my small presentation with some demos of Leopard only applications, including a new application under development by Fraser Speirs, the author of FlickrExport for iPhoto and Aperture.
The Panic folks finished the meeting by showing us a new Leopard only application – which in typical Panic fashion is beautiful, full of the little touches that one comes to expect from Panic, and really from any Mac program.
Our next meeting will be December 12th, and we’re going to meet at a pub/bar for food and drink and chat. Stay tuned for a location.
CHANGE OF LOCATION – I have heard back from Cabel and Steve of Panic, and we are going to switch locations and have the meeting at their offices in the Pearl. See below for the updated info.
CocoaHeads Portland meets tonight, Wednesday, November 14th at 6pm at Panic’s offices in the Pearl in downtown Portland. Here’s the url to map, they are on the 3rd floor.
I will be giving a presentation on what’s new in Cocoa in Leopard – and I’m really excited about all the new features and API’s that Apple has given us in 10.5. I’ll have some slides and some demo applications that show off these new apis and controls.
The outside doors at Panic also get locked around 6pm, so please call me at 503-819-8904 if you arrive and they are locked. We’ll start with some introductions, a brief history of Panic, and then my presentation. The presentation will start at about 6:20.
We have a google group that I encourage you to join, I send out email reminders to that list. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-cocoaheads
I also have access to edit the cocoaheads.org web page for Portland – please bookmark it.
Our December meeting will be fellowship at a pub or bar somewhere, if you have a good suggestion for one that doesn’t have smoking in it, please leave me a comment.
Also – last months meeting had Brian Doyel presenting on custom controls in Cocoa. He has provided a url to the example project he showed, it is located at http://www.balance-software.com/CustomSlider.zip.
PS: MarsEdit rocks for writing blog posts.
A few days ago I noticed some pretty cool new functionality in the Save To PDF command from the new Leopard print dialog:
If you choose Save As PDF from the PDF button at the bottom:
You’ll get the save dialog, with some great new features:
You can now set the title, author, subject, and keywords of a pdf file.
Even more impressive, if you click on the Security Optionsâ€¦ button, this dialog appears:
You can password protect your pdf document, as well as set a password to copy text, images, or other content. You can also set a password to allow printing of the document.
These are all pretty cool new features that weren’t available in Tiger, and to Adobe’s chagrin, alleviate some need to buy Acrobat Professional.
Writers, listen to me. I mean this from the depths of my Jobsian heart. Thank you. By clinging to your networks and hampering their efforts, you’re helping the whole ship sink faster. You’re making my job easier.
Funny, I was thinking about this today, how the writers strike will really cripple television and movies, and people will start to look for other places for content.. like the internet..
Fake Steve Job’s insight is pretty damn amazing..
Last week I attended Ignite Portland, a fun night involving presenters that have 20 slides that show for 15 seconds, and then move on.
I’ve uploaded my pictures if you are interested in seeing what I found interesting.