Debug 33: Ken Ferry on Auto Layout, Passbook, and Understudy

Ken Ferry talks to Guy and Rene about his time at Apple working on Cocoa, Auto Layout, and Passbook, and his new app, Understudy, which seeks to bring mentored learning into the iPad age.

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Hi there- great podcast!
    There's mention of a paper/library/algorithm about layouts, and a blog post about KVP usage in functional programming and what it can be applied to. I've relistened a few times and just can't make out enough of the details to find these via Google. Any chance you can post what these were in the show page?
  • > There's mention of a paper/library/algorithm about layouts
    Cassowary! see also > and a blog post
    That's Marcel Weiher's blog.
  • Awesome podcast. Please have Ken back again soon. There was a reference to a classic CS book and I didn't catch the name.
  • I believe he was referencing the SICP book. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.