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PragPub, July 2010

Table of Contents


  • by Maik Schmidt
    The Arduino lets us get hands-on again with computers in a way we haven’t been able to since the 1980s.
  • by Daniel H Steinberg
    Three unsung developer features of iOS 4 will make your life easier and change your code dramatically: blocks, gestures, and properties without ivars.
  • by Eric Smith
    If you’re trying to do quality iPhone development, TDD is not optional. Fortunately, it is also not impossible.
  • by Rob Holland
    Almost a year ago in these pages, Ian Dees showed how to use Cucumber to test your iPhone apps. Now iCuke makes it even easier.
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    In the 1960s, a network was conceived that would change computing in fundamental and far-reaching ways.


  • by Michael Swaine
    You could call this our iPhone issue, if it weren’t for the movie reviews, the career advice, and the Circuit Cellar flashback.
  • A little knowledge that is perfectly safe.
  • by Andy Lester
    You need a Geek Disaster Preparedness Kit, and you need it now. By the time you realize you’re getting canned, it’s too late to start it.
  • by Michael Swaine
    A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
  • by John Shade
    Increasingly, tech companies use video to present themselves. Really bad video.