A few months ago, I asked the following question on Twitter:

Though it’s only three episodes in, I’m happy to say that it seems like Justin Williams has created exactly this, in the form of CocoaRadio.

So far, CocoaRadio has covered:

  • Syncing with web services
  • The state of sharing on iOS (through the lens of OvershareKit)
  • MVVM

They’re all quite technical, but never dry in the slightest. Fully recommended if you’re into iOS or OS X development.

Apple has trained Mac and iOS developers to architect their apps using the Model-View-Controller architecture. Danny Greg from GitHub joins me on CocoaRadio this week to explain a slightly different way of architecture: model-view-viewmodel.

Danny and I discuss the history of MVVM, how to integrate it into an Objective-C app, and some common pitfalls you may run into as you’re learning the new technique.

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Justin Williams on True Detective:

As I read up on the show I learned that the entire eight episode season was written by a sole writer (show creator Nic Pizzolatto) and directed by a single director (Cary Fukunaga). Traditionally TV shows are helmed by a cast of behind the scenes folks who take turns at writing and directing different episodes. With True Detective, a true auteur theory was allowed to play out on screen.

One writer. One director. Eight hours of the best television I’ve seen in a long time.

Great point, and I also don’t think that’s a coincidence. Sadly, it sounds like season 2 may not keep that exact formula — from Kate Aurthur’s sit down with Pizzolatto:

Aurthur: Do you imagine working with one director again, and plot aside, can you give us any hints about a changed aesthetic?

Pizzolatto: We don’t have any plans to work with one director again. It would be impossible to do this yearly as we need to be able to do post while we’re still filming, like any other show. There’s some great guys I’ve consulted, and we’re all confident we can achieve the same consistency. Going forward, I want the show’s aesthetic to remain determinedly naturalistic, with room for silences and vastness, and an emphasis on landscape and culture. And I hope a story that presents new characters in a new place with authenticity and resonance and an authorial voice consistent with this season. Dominant colors will change. South Louisiana was green and burnished gold.