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When the iOS SDK says “Jump,” ask “How High?”

Bryan Irace
September 26, 2014

When the iOS SDK says “Jump,” ask “How High?”

Slides from the Brookyln iOS Developer Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/The-Brooklyn-iPhone-and-iPad-Developer-Meetup/events/205984482/), given at Stack Overflow on 9/25/2014.

Bryan Irace

September 26, 2014

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    invalidation 4 Off-by-one errors 4 Deciding when to adopt new technologies
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    4 Adopt new frameworks early-ish 4 Use these examples to justify the upfront cost