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.
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December 29 2008There 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
December 12 2008On 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
September 19 2008One 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
September 13 2008I'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
July 15 2008Friday 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
June 26 2008The 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
June 12 2008Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood in front of a sold out crowd at Apple's WWDC and told them that Apple is about to release phones that are better than the ones in their pocket and will cost half of what theirs cost. The developers responded with sustained enthusiastic applause. That… read more
June 02 2008It seems to me that changes are coming to dot mac and we're seeing some of them now. read more
May 22 2008Dictate has been a good enough product that it has made it worth dealing with MacSpeech again. read more
April 24 2008Now that Jens Alfke has gone independent, he is working on an infrastructure that supports "a distributed, secure application-level messaging system." read more
March 27 2008Imagine giving your iPhone the power of a nearby eight-core Mac Pro. read more
March 20 2008What 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
March 12 2008There 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
March 06 2008As 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
February 21 2008I'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
February 14 2008O'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
January 31 2008Some 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
January 28 2008Last 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
January 18 2008Monday morning ... iChat beeps at me to get my attention. The message is, "Hey man, what time does the keynote start." read more
January 12 2008The 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
December 23 2007I 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 whats involved and what are the strong points of the iPad. Its well edited and clearly written. Recommended."
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