Two Great Programming Videos

I want to share a couple of exceptional software programming talks that I've watched recently. They are both engaging, and if you're anything like me, will likely challenge many of your assumptions while enforcing other suspicions about the "right" way to write software.

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Get Your Free Build Numbers Here

You'd think something as simple as an automatically incrementing build number would be a solved problem by now. Instead it seems to be one of those areas where everyone has their own workaround. At least for those of us not blessed, or cursed, with a monolithic shared build system. For Cocoa apps the build number is also known as a `CFBundleVersion` and it's a very useful thing for lining up bug reports with exact points in your code history.

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First Class Functions and Delayed Evaluation in Swift

Functions are first-class citizens in Swift. They can be stored in a variable or constant, passed to another function as a parameter, or returned as the result of another function. This concept of "functions as data" enables the development of complex systems composed of small bits of reusable logic in an elegant and concise way.

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Google Place Search API and iOS

If you're trying to use the Google Place Search API with an iOS public API key and you get the error message, "This IP, site or mobile application is not authorized to use this API key.", this might help.

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WWDC 2014

WWDC starts tomorrow and from what I've heard it's going to be a big one. Unfortunately, I didn't get a ticket this year so I'll be following along from home.

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