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PragPub, April 2010

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  • by Eric T Freeman, Daniel H Steinberg
    The iPad comes with a bunch of new programming APIs, designed to support its revolutionary new interface. Here’s a look at just one—the ability to embed movies into your application.
  • interviewed by Michael Swaine
    Far out in the remote red dirt country of Oklahoma—well, actually it’s in Oklahoma City—it’s the Red Dirt Ruby Conference, a unique experience in professional education and networking.
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    Dan’s got printer’s ink in his blood. This April he tells the story of printing that began in April, 1863.
  • by Mike Hostetler
    Sometimes fixing the problem is the last thing you should do.
  • by Brian Tarbox
    In “And Your Bugs Can Sing” in September’s PragPub, Brian wrote about turning your log files into music. But what if the bugs you’re looking for are the kind that make you sick?
  • by Mike Taylor
    Surely “Just learn these 57 classes” is not the re-use we were promised?


  • by Michael Swaine
    iPad programming, career advice, troubleshooting tips, and more.
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  • by Andy Lester
    Andy spends a day helping people who want to get or keep a job, shares what he taught and what he learned.
  • by Michael Swaine
    Mike chats with Thom Hogan about developing Tycho TableMaker and how it was back in the day.
  • by Michael Swaine
    A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
  • by John Shade
    In which John contemplates the asymptote of the austere aesthetics of Steve Jobs.