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NC #788 Read to Me Siri, Magic Up Arrow, Wyze Affiliate, I’m a Real Developer, Security Bits

Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, June 14, 2020, and this is show number 788.

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If you have an EVER so slight Apple bias too, I’m sure you know that Apple has scheduled their virtual World Wide Developers Conference for Monday June 22nd at 10am Pacific Time. Steve and I will be glued to our respective Apple TVs to see what new shiny fun we’re going to get in our next operating systems. If you’d like to chat with us and the other NosillaCastaways who just can’t get enough, go to to join in the fun. The chat for the live show and special events like this is done through a Discord channel that I set up which is welcome to all. I’ve got a Discord widget built right into the Live Show page, but you might find the experience more fun if you join the server for real and get yourself the app for iOS, macOS, Windows, Android, or Linux. There are links to all of those options right on the live show page.

The good news is that Steve and I will not be live on video or even audio. We want to be able to hear the presentations as I’m sure you do too, so we’ll be just chatting in text along with everyone else. I hope to see you there!

Submit Recordings

I mentioned last week that Steve and I are going to take our safe bubble and combine it with our kids’ safe bubbles and go away to an Airbnb for a week the 22nd to the 28th. If you guys could help me out, I’d sure appreciate some recordings so I can spend more time in the pool with Forbes. If you could get them to me by say the 22nd that would be awesome. Pick up some piece of tech from your desk and tell us about it!

Chit Chat Across the Pond

CCATP #642 –– Bart Busschots on PBS 98 — Building with Classes Part 1 — Has-A

This week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond is another great installment of Programming By Stealth. This week, Bart explains one single concept, that of “Has-A”. This is part 1 of 2, where next time we’ll learn “Is-A” which is about inheritance. These both sound like odd terms but they’re part of what makes object oriented programming so powerful. Bart spends 90% of the time going through a worked example which not only explains how classes can have instances of other classes as properties, but also how classes can be more specific versions of other classes. Along the way, I think he achieved his goal of cementing the foundation of getters and setters and Class functions and Instance functions. We’ll see if I can use them in anger on the homework though!

You can find Bart’s tutorial shownotes at…

Blog Posts

Read to Me, Siri

Tiny Tip – The Magic Up Arrow

NosillaCast Joins the Wyze Affiliate Program

I’m a Real Developer

Pledge Break

This week’s pledge break is brought to you by none other than Frank Petrie. I can’t possibly reproduce in text what he said.

Security Bits — 14 June 2020

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet.  Remember, everything good starts with,,,!  And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways.   Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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