Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-26

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This post was written by awk on July 26, 2009

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-19

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This post was written by awk on July 19, 2009

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-12

  • @kylesm nice – I'm enjoying a long trail on the deck – and the view in reply to kylesm #
  • I'm enjoying a Long Trail on my deck – and enjoying the view: http://yfrog.com/14s3tsj #
  • This would be a great working environment (on the deck overlooking the lake) – except for the small screaming child in a neighboring house. #
  • My MacBook is scorching hot whilst trying to export a Photoshop file with a lot of layers ! #
  • Typical – I just moved to work on the deck and now I hear distant thunder ! #
  • The thunder appears to have passed – and I'm still working on the deck #
  • FakeSteve's on fire ! http://bit.ly/UVemN #
  • @mmartel That last paragraph is just 'killer' ! in reply to mmartel #
  • A beautiful old Chris-Craft with what sounded like a monster V8 engine in it just zoomed down the lake ! Nice evening for a cruise too ! #
  • @Hybernaut @dsandler – Yeah I really hope Dan brings sunshine with him – otherwise he can go back to Texas !! (Just kidding 8-) in reply to Hybernaut #
  • Going to be a beautiful day by the lake today. I on the other hand will be working at Cornell 8-( #
  • @chockenberry @schwa IIRC is_computer_on() was used (for real) in some places where are function that returned TRUE was required in reply to chockenberry #
  • @danwood Yep – the switch happened, 06/12/09 – depending on the station you'll probably just get 'snow' – you *might* get a notice tho' in reply to danwood #
  • If you have to reboot to install a browser update it *is* integrated into the OS. Ya hear me *cough* Apple *cough* ? #
  • http://yfrog.com/74gc7j very young sailors in very small boats on the lake ! #
  • @danielpunkass I think you've just described the BSD License. I'm sorry I missed last nights licensing discussion (I think 8-) in reply to danielpunkass #
  • @kylesm I'm guessing one was @jcarreiro ? in reply to kylesm #
  • Home from Ithaca – very straightforward drive. Made it in a little under 6 hrs 45 mins even with a ~45 min stop in Lee MA ! #

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This post was written by awk on July 12, 2009

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Automated Testing for iPhone app acceptance ?

Craig Hockenberry writes a great post looking back at one year with the iTunes App Store and looking forwards for the next year.

Reading through it he mentions the thorn in the side of all iPhone Application Developers – the length of time it takes for an app to be reviewed and made available on the app store.

I wonder – doesn’t Apple have this process automated ? Not even some small part of it ? If not why not ? If they do have the process (or some part) automated then they should make it available either online through the iPhone Dev Center, or if it’s a standalone app that does the testing they should make it available for download at the iPhone Dev Center.

Rather than waiting on a small group of people to push the app through whatever automated process there is the effort can be massively distributed to the developers themselves. A requirement of submission to the app store (for whatever final human process is required) can be required to include a signed (everything about distribution on the iPhone is tied to signatures) certificate of test compliance.

Microsoft already does something very similar to this for submissions for its ‘Designed For Windows‘ program.

So come on Apple – if some part of the process isn’t automated: “Shame on you !” (automated testing is the way of the future – ask Google !). If some part is automated then get it to the developers !

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This post was written by awk on July 11, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-05

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This post was written by awk on July 5, 2009

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