Well my first full day with Beta 2 of Big Sur was a resounding success for the most part. The glitches I had were mostly 3rd party apps and to be expected at this point. Tomorrow I try making podcasts with it :)
OK today is the first day that I’m going to use Big Sur beta 2 all day and see if I hit a problem with my most common applications.
So far …
Parallels for Mac is my choice of software for creating VM’s (Virtual Machines). In this step by step video I show you how to setup, configure, and install Linux Mint 20 on a Parallels virtual machine.
I like to configure some of the settings manually like how many CPU’s it will use and how much memory will be available, I’ll explain each one and my reasons for changing them as I go.
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This is turning into one of those long weeks. Very busy with many things including keeping up with the Apple Developer conference. On top of that I have apps going live in stores and trying to turn my massive amount of notes into posts for the coming weeks. All that AND I’m trying to get some videos together.
Plus! I’m still trying to get BigSur macOS beta running in Parallels, and refuse to give up. When I figure it out I’ll be sure to share all the details to help others out.
It’s better than having nothing to do, but sometimes you feel swamped in all those projects you created for yourself!
Well this was a nice surprise today, the new LTS for Unity has been released. Hello 2019.4.0f1
This might be exciting for many, yes, it has been around as a non-LTS release but using those has bitten me in the past with older coded projects.
For all the amazing work that has gone into this release, for me the most exciting thing has to be the updated UI. It finally feels like a modern application and works better for those of us who’s older eyes suffer with very small text.
Get excited and interested by watching the release video. Then rush to download it via the Unity hub application or the Unity site.
I’m working through an idea right now to start a new video series. I have noticed that there is a noticeable interest in my blog post and videos on React based sites like GatbsyJS and apps using React-Native.
I’m currently sketching the outline for it to make a sensible structured approach going from zero to something complete.
If you think this is of interest to you then let me know, reach out to me directly via my contact form on PeterWitham.com.
You still need to create assets in other tools and import them
Watch out for new releases, they can cause problems, go with LTS
Is it for you?
I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you think of Unity.
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Lately I have noticed a change starting to creep into my thinking when it comes to making apps for personal use that might end up as projects for others to use. Now I ask myself, should I make this native or a Web app and just use it there? Funny how things go around and around.
SwiftUI and State is the problem of choice to solve this time, it actually turned out to be less code than I thought, even though I did screw it up a bit at first. But hey, I’m learning SwiftUI just like everyone else.
It says mature audiences, but I promise I was not driven to swear in this video when my code did not work :)
Here’s the highlights of last nights live stream where I work on an attributed string display bug in my macOS application. Yep, even us professionals get it wrong some times and have to resort to trial and error, or to quote myself in the video
I have been trying to make a game object follow a path in my Unity game I am working on and this video answered all my questions and made life so much easier, not to mention that the package is available for anyone to use.
It has been a very long and interesting day. I have worked through the night and well in to today working on the Leaderboard system for my CashOnTap Mobile game. https://cashontapgame.com for those that are interested.
Right now I only have the Android build in the release cycle, but the iOS version is well into the testing stage.
You can expect a write up once I have it all figured out and working, this knowledge of how to make it work will be interesting to many game developers I am sure.
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Swift is my favorite language of the past few years and the foreseeable future. However that is not all that interests me for mobile development. Like any good developer, I’m always willing to look at other technologies. So React Native has my attention…expect more posts on it
New and old developers will get something out of this 37 tip 15 minute Podcast by Sean Allen, so much good information. Run, don’t walk your ears over to it now and listen.