Consult Podcast


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Allen Pike, CEO of Steamclock Software, discusses his career, running operations at SteamClock, balancing in-house apps with consulting work, and the Vancouver iOS scene. Allen also provides his thoughts on the trade-offs between cross-platform JavaScript frameworks and native development.
In Consult's first purely topical episode, open source software licensing is discussed. Specific subjects include copyleft versus permissive licenses, the GPL, BSD, and MIT licenses, the public domain, and more. David also reviews the first half year of Consult.
David interviews Manton Reece about his transition into the world of iOS consulting, balancing indie software development with consulting work, and his future plans for the business.
Popular speaker, author, and prolific open source contributor Rob Napier joins the show to discuss his career. Topics include balancing consulting with full time employment, security on iOS, and the functional programming community’s take on Swift.
The multi-talented Joe Cieplinski joins Consult as the first design consultant on the show. Joe discusses his client process, his design career, and offers several tips for independent developers with limited design experience. Joe also explains the history of Release Notes and talks about balancing his many disparate responsibilities.
In this special episode, we celebrate one year of Consult with some of the best interview clips from the podcast.
Aaron Hillegass, founder and CEO of Big Nerd Ranch, joins the show to discuss his consulting philosophy and offer his view of the industry. Along with the story of his career, Aaron delves into technical topics ranging from the evolution of software development paradigms to the proper use of cross-platform frameworks. A prolific author, Aaron relates his experience writing highly regarded programming books.
Marcus Zarra brings his wealth of consulting experience to the show. The wide ranging discussion includes everything from the benefit of writing books to the importance of treating prototypes with the same care as final products. Marcus also tells the story of his consulting career and shares several pieces of advice for new consultants.
Dan Loewenherz, founder of Lionheart Software, joins David to tell the story of his iOS and Web consulting career. Topics include what it's like to work with hot startup brands like Coffee Meets Bagel and The Black Tux, Dan's approach to business development, the value of developing successful indie projects in the context of consulting, and Dan's consulting ethos. Technical talk includes Dan's approach to the Swift transition and why iOS developers should not be afraid of learning Django for their backends.
Fosco Marotto joins David to discuss Parse, one of the most popular developer tools on iOS. Fosco explains why Parse's platform is the easiest way to build a backend for your next iOS project. A wide ranging technical discussion ensues covering everything from cloud code to push notifications.
In a wide-ranging interview, well known consultant, author, podcaster, and speaker Daniel Steinberg discusses his multifaceted career. Daniel takes us on his journey from academia through radio, television, and Java to arrive as a highly regarded veteran of the Cocoa community. Further topics include his work as a trainer, thoughts on podcasting, and the direction of Swift.
David interviews Michael Fellows, the founder of Broadway Lab, about building his business from a one person operation to a globally dispersed team. Michael provides insight about hiring, managing, and finding new clients. Michael also discusses Broadway Leads, a unique iOS and Android lead generation service for consultancies.
Saul Mora joins the show to discuss his career, podcasting, notoriety in the iOS community, and iOS in China. Saul also touches on his open source work with Magical Record and being an active speaker on the conference circuit. Saul announces the return of NSBrief!
As an introduction to Consult, David interviews himself. We learn about his consulting career, origins, and goals for the podcast.
David interviews Tobias Due Munk about his career as an independent consultant, the differences between iOS consulting in Denmark and the USA, and what it's like to have a very popular Swift open source project.
David interviews Brandon about building Pixegon from a one-man shop into a twelve person consultancy that serves large institutional clients, local New Mexico businesses, and everything in-between. Topics include managing a remote team, successful mobile developer hiring, the differences between serving large versus small clients, values based development, and fostering a reputation in a niche software market. Brandon also shares his views on Swift, Apple’s new platforms, and dealing with NDAs.
JP Simard, iOS lead at Realm, joins the show to discuss the Realm Mobile Database and the new Realm Mobile Platform. JP digs into the technical details that make Realm a great choice for developers. He also discusses his prodigious open source work and his prior life as lead of an iOS consulting firm.
Experienced iOS developer and consultant, Matthew Bischoff, tells the story of Lickability. Matt explains how he and two friends, while working full-time, expanded a side project into a successful consulting company. Matt also discusses working at The New York Times, his thoughts on WWDC 2017, and Lickability’s philosophy and strategies.
Melbourne based iOS consultant and author of the popular blog Cocoa with Love, Matt Gallagher, joins the shows to discuss iOS contracting in Australia. Matt also provides his take on the power of blogging, the direction of Swift, and the future of MVC.
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Podcast Details
Jul 10th, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 20th, 2017
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