Build Phase

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Build Phase is a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design.

Hosted by iOS developers Mark Adams and Gordon Fontenot; they discuss code, design, and creating great iOS apps.

Darth Brooks

Container view controllers and clever DJ names are on the docket for this week's episode. Mark and Gordon discuss patterns for handling modal authentication views and other high level approaches to root view controller presentation.

Objective-C Folklore

The minutiae of initialization is the topic of this week's show as Gordon and Mark continue to refuse to get off Objective-C's lawn.

Ed Bageley Jr.

Mark and Gordon have a riveting conversation about using C functions instead of class methods, and then move on to discussing KVO and how it can be used to cleanly wrap up some common interaction patterns.

It Had A Good Run

Mark and Gordon discuss some problems that were encountered during the release of Liftoff 1.1 and rail on bloated UIViewControllers for, like, 20 minutes.

Rocket Fuel

Gordon and Mark talk briefly about man pages and neck beards before discussing some of the decisions and reasoning behind the 1.0 release of Liftoff.

Too Drunk To Ruck

Gordon and Mark discuss static `UITableView`s, possible solutions for faking 3rd party APIs, and beta distribution.

Valentimes Day

Mark and Gordon discuss language differences between Ruby and Objective-C, custom View Controller transitions, and perform a crucial experiment to find out if you can still download Flappy Bird.

Welcome To The New South

Gordon and Mark talk about a number of issues around CocoaPods: their recent issues with the spec repo, the negativity in the community towards the project, the danger of violating Unix philosophy, and possible futures for the project if they were to get sherlocked by Apple.

Polar Vortex

Mark and Gordon chat some more about UIPageViewController, UIImage tinting, a better multitasking model, and Texas' attempts at secession.

Punk in Drublic

Mark and Gordon discuss their holiday vacations, striving for a good work/life balance, and resolutions for the new year.

Damn Snow

This week on Build Phase, Gordon Fontenot and Mark Adams talk about storyboarding, tdd and winter.

Ape Drape

This week on Build Phase, Gordon Fontenot and Mark Adams talk about NSNotificationCenter and head shaving.

Bill F*ckin Murray

This week on Build Phase, Gordon Fontenot and Mark Adams talk about UIPageViewController, Bill Murray and Solipsism

It got Real Dark

This week on Build Phase, Gordon Fontenot and Mark Adams talk about categories, coconut water and mogenerator

Podspec or Bust

Gordon Fontenont and Mark Adams speak with Mattt Thompson, Mobile Lead at Heroku, creator of AFNetworking, NSHipster and Helios.


On this episode of Build Phase Mark and Gordon talk about Xcode tips, plugins, short cuts and aliases


In this episode of Build Phase, Mark and Gordon talk about testing, frameworks and public vs private interface.

Ice Cream & API

In this episode Gordon and Mark talk about ice cream, api design, build packs, parsing and Core Data.

It's a Pilot

In this, the first episode of Build Phase, Gordon and Mark introduce one another and talk about how they started iOS development. They go on to discuss iOS development best practices, writing good code and sniffing out bad code with code smells.