Chris Adamson

Chris Adamson

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  • @invalidname
  • + Chris Adamson

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Areas of Expertise:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iOS
  • Mac OS X
  • QuickTime
  • Cocoa
  • Core Audio
  • AV Foundation
  • Java SE
  • Final Cut
  • Soundtrack
  • podcast production
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Chris Adamson is a writer, editor, and independent developer specializing in media software development for iOS. He is the co-author of iOS SDK Development and Learning Core Audio. He maintains a corporate identity as Subsequently & Furthermore, Inc. and writes the [Time code ]; blog on media software development, as well as tweeting as @invalidname. He is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and thus far has owned 13 ½ Macs.

iOS SDK Development iOS SDK Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Chris Adamson, Bill Dudney
November 2012

iPhone SDK Development iPhone SDK Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Bill Dudney, Chris Adamson
October 2009

Swing Hacks Swing Hacks
by Joshua Marinacci, Chris Adamson
June 2005
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.99

QuickTime for Java: A Developer's Notebook QuickTime for Java: A Developer's Notebook
by Chris Adamson
January 2005
Print: $29.95

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We Need an Aesthetic for Technical Interview Video (hurry, my eyes are bleeding)

First off, a request: if you're so inclined, go straight to the comments and say whether you watch online technical interview videos, and if so, which.... read more

I Can C Clearly Now

February 20 2009

Sales of Objective-C books are reportedly up, presumably to would-be iPhone developers. It's a shame, then, that so much of the truly awesome stuff on the iPhone isn't accessible from Obj-C. read more

QuickTime 7.4, now with fewer export codecs

January 16 2008

Apple will presumably have a support document on this soon enough, but in the meantime, the newly-released QuickTime 7.4 removes many of the older audio and video codecs from export dialogs by default. read more

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"I learned a few new tricks from this book and I’m glad I read it. I’d recommend it especially to developers who are new to the iOS world, but even veterans could learn a thing or two from this one."
--Derek Gour, Bohemian Polymorph

"Over all I found the book a really enjoyable read. I definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to learn iOS through a hands on experience. This book will give you a great foundation to start building on."
--Tad Anderson, Real World Software Architecture

"...if you do program in Java and you are interested in developing QuickTime applications, then QuickTime for Java(TM): A Developer's Notebook by Chris Adamson (O'Reilly, 2005) should be on your bookshelf. Better yet, it should be propped open on your desk as you work your way though it."
--Tim Monroe, MacTech