Summer is always an awkward time for me. I get so wrapped up with the new iOS SDK, but I cannot actually write about any of it yet. Nor can I really present the new information in my classes. It's frustrating, but also exciting. There are some cool things coming.
In the meantime, I continue to work away at the second edition of my book. It's shaping up well, and has a lot of great new information about iOS 7 in it.
I will also be running a pre-conference workshop at MacTech Conf on implementing iCloud. This is a full-day, hands on workshop. We will take a sample project and implement all three types of iCloud syncing: key-value syncing, document syncing and even Core Data syncing. We will be looking at the strenghts and weaknesses of each approach, and dig into complex topics, like conflict resolution and duplicate entries.
More importantly, I will cover all the new tools and improved APIs for iOS 7. Unfortunatley, I can't say much about them yet--except to reassure everyone. Apple is continuing to advance and improve their iCloud support--and the changes they've made will make life much easier for everyone.
There are still seats available, if you're interesting in coming. The workshop will be on November 5th, at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, Los Angeles, CA. You can find more information at the MacTech Conference web site. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.