Finished Reading the Apress Beginning iPhone 3 Development Book.

Finished reading the 500+ page Apress book, Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK.  As I have all other books released by Apress on developing for the iPhone, I’ll continue reading more of the books I have.  When I get an iPad, I’ll be sure to buy some of the books by Apress on the iPad.

I also have the More iPhone 3 Development book by Apress.  Which I will read after I finish some of the shorter 200+ page books that I’ve also ordered from Apress on Amazon.  No Kindle for me though.  I do have the eBooks in PDF form from Apress and the printed copies of all the books from the Amazon store.  Just wish the iPad would be released sooner, so I can begin reading the books on it while I’m developing apps for it at the same time.  I do plan to get 2 iPads.  One for development, and one for regular daily use.

If I get time, I’ll include more tutorials on Apple Snow Leopard PHP extensions, as I’ve been asked in the different comments.  Though I’ve been spending most of my time writing software ideas and studying for the iPhone OS.

3 books down, many more to go.

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Mac Tablet: You buying?

Been studying iPhone App Development over the past few months.  Reading all the books that I’ve been buying in the Apress series, so I don’t always find myself replying to all the comments or questions I get on this blog.  As I have about 1200 pages of iPhone books to read through as fast as possible.  I’ve already pre-ordered all the Apress books yet to be published on the iPhone.  What I read on other blogs is that the Mac Tablet will possible be supporting the iPhone OS and at the very least, iPhone App software technology with Cocoa Touch interfaces.  So I need to beef up my iPhone studies if I want to produce a decent set of software for such a device.

So here is the real question.  Are you going to buy the Mac Tablet if it is released this year?  If so, how soon after it’s released?  If not, why not?  Pros, cons, etc… Let me know what your thoughts are.

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard, PHP, MySQL, SVN, Xcode, and Me…

With minimal effort, I was able to get the PHP bundled with Snow Leopard to use the PHP extensions that I had compiled for xdebug, imagick, and magickwand to run in 64bit mode.

Snow Leopard comes bundled with Apache 2.2.11, PHP 5.3.0, and SVN 1.6.2.

I upgraded my MySQL install from 5.0.77 to 5.1.37 and then moved my data folder to another location to help keep things sane using the /etc/my.cnf file.

I installed the Xcode from the Snow Leopard CD and downloaded the iPhone SDK 3.1 Beta 3 for Snow Leopard.  Slightly different interface, but I welcome the changes.

So now, instead of using external packages for SVN and PHP (Entropy), now I’m using the prepackaged bundled software.  I did have to reconfigure my svn connection in Apache as it got toasted in the upgrade to Snow Leopard.  It wasn’t a problem though as it was only a few lines.

Now I can sleep good, I hope.

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iPhone Books, Amazon Kindle DX, and XCode, Oh My!

Still waiting on a few more books to ship from Amazon to study more iPhone application development. Considering getting a Kindle DX to put all my eBook versions of the printed books onto, so that I can read outside from the MacBook and the second monitor.  Allowing those screens to be put to better use of iPhone app programming.

Plan to upgrade to the new iPhone when it’s released, so that I can use my first generation iPhone as the debugging/testing phone and the other for real day to day things.

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