Daniel H. Steinberg

Daniel H. Steinberg

Daniel Steinberg is a podcaster, author, editor, trainer, and developer at Dim Sum Thinking. He is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences. Daniel has produced podcasts for Apple featuring the work of developers and scientists working on the platform. He has coauthored books on Apple's Bonjour technology as well as on Java Programming and using Extreme Programming in Software Engineering classes.

Daniel spends as much time as possible hanging out with his wife and daughter, and misses Elena more than he could ever say.

iPad Programming iPad Programming (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Daniel H. Steinberg, Eric Freeman
October 2010

Cocoa Programming Cocoa Programming (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
April 2010

Zero Configuration Networking: The Definitive Guide Zero Configuration Networking: The Definitive Guide
by Daniel H. Steinberg, Stuart Cheshire
December 2005
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

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iPhone without Cocoa?

December 29 2008

There are a ton of people attracted by the iPhone gold rush who want to write iPhone apps without taking the time to learn Cocoa. Come for the phone but stay for the Mac. read more

Macworld without Jobs

December 16 2008

Apple leaving Macworld read more

No Jobs at Macworld?

December 12 2008

On the features page there's a list of all of the Macworld feature presentations. David Pogue is scheduled for Wednesday and Leo Laporte on Thursday by Leo Laporte. You'll also find the Macworld Magazine's Best of Show Awards on Wednesday. No keynote. Nothing is listed for Tuesday. read more

New Cocoa Book

September 19 2008

One of the things I love about writing a book is it forces me to poke around into corners that I would otherwise just gloss over. My latest book on Cocoa Programming is no different -- I'm having a blast. read more

Let's Roll

September 13 2008

I've been asking developer lately if they'd want the App store to start selling apps for their Mac and most are enthusiastic about the possibility. But ... read more

On NDA's and the NSA

July 17 2008

There are so many things that we just don't know. read more

My new iPhone

July 15 2008

Friday I got a new iPhone. Nope I didn't stand in line. Actually, maybe I did. It depends on how you count the two hours that I was without a phone hitting reload. read more

Timing is everything

June 26 2008

The cost of fixing bugs found early in development is much less than the cost of fixing bugs found late -- like during Q A or after a product ships. read more

Science on the Mac

June 19 2008

Why bring your *nix app to the Mac if you're a scientist? read more

Ruby Cocoa

June 05 2008

Hey, you got Ruby in my Cocoa. Mmmm. Two great taste treats. read more

Dot Mac changes coming?

June 02 2008

It seems to me that changes are coming to dot mac and we're seeing some of them now. read more

Dictate from MacSpeech

May 22 2008

Dictate has been a good enough product that it has made it worth dealing with MacSpeech again. read more

On Hacking

May 15 2008

What is the new iPhone Hacks really hacking? read more

Java 6 on the Mac

May 05 2008

Who doesn't care more about Java on the Mac--Sun or Apple? read more

Looking forward to a Cloudy day

April 24 2008

Now that Jens Alfke has gone independent, he is working on an infrastructure that supports "a distributed, secure application-level messaging system." read more

See you in June

April 04 2008

Why should you go to WWDC this year? read more

Cocoa Spaces

March 27 2008

Imagine giving your iPhone the power of a nearby eight-core Mac Pro. read more

My next hobby

March 20 2008

What if Apple did the same thing with AppleTV that they've just done with the iPhone? What if Apple made AppleTV a platform by opening up the APIs. read more

On thirty percent

March 12 2008

There are a bunch of Mac developers who are really angry that Apple will be keeping thirty percent of the sale price of their software in return for giving them access to the iPhone sales channel. Apple could pretty much charge whatever they want --- it's your only sanctioned way… read more

Pre SDK thoughts

March 06 2008

As Apple prepares to announce the iPhone SDK in a couple of hours I'm torn. Haven't people been trying to convince us for years of the advantages of browser based applications? And Apple has put the browser on its list of strategically important pieces of the puzzle to own along… read more

On why I use a Mac

February 21 2008

I'm sure when you're an Apple engineer heads down in a room grinding out code you can lose sight of the people you are building these products for. You could. I'm just glad you don't. I'm grateful to every Apple engineer who took the time to make this machine powerful… read more

Nice TidBITS for Valentine's Day

February 14 2008

O'Reilly is now distributing the "Take Control" series from TidBITS. If you check out the list you'll see a lot of tempting titles. It's an interesting way for O'Reilly to build out their Mac and iPhone list in addition to the books they publish themselves. read more

Feeling sorry

January 31 2008

Some days I feel sorry for Apple employees. As their market share has grown, their base has changed. I've been in the Apple store four times this week (three times more than I wanted to be there) and the feeling in there has definitely changed in the past year. It… read more

Repairing a fracture

January 28 2008

Last week I attended the Java Mobile and Embedded Developer Days in Santa Clara. I'd gone because I produce their community podcasts (http://mobileandmebedded.org). I like the people but was unprepared for how interesting the content was. read more

The Jobs Keynote

January 18 2008

Monday morning ... iChat beeps at me to get my attention. The message is, "Hey man, what time does the keynote start." read more

Tax penalty for the Mac faithful?

January 12 2008

The advice from my accountant is the same at the end of each year. "Well Daniel," he says, "I'm not telling you to spend money. But if you have a big purchase coming up in the next month you should make it before the end of the year." read more

Resolution Scorecard

December 23 2007

I had set this year as the year I would become Microsoft free. I have nothing against Microsoft --- there were just some products I wanted to stop using: IE, Office, and Windows. read more

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"If you write iPhone applications you will want this book, and if you are contemplating writing applications for either iPhone or iPad, this is a good way to learn something of what’s involved and what are the strong points of the iPad. It’s well edited and clearly written. Recommended."
--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor