Wynn caught up with Eloy Durán, creator of CocoaPods to talk about the project, MacRuby, and his favorite Objective-C libraries.
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- Eloy Durán, Ruby developer and creator of CocoaPods.
- CocoaPods, “the best way to manage library dependencies in Objective-C projects.”
- CocoaPods uses a Podfile to specify project dependencies.
- Eloy aspires to achieve the same level of “Twitter hate” that Bundler enjoys.
- CocoaPods started on MacRuby but now is powered by MRI.
- Patches for feature requests are welcomed.
- CocoaPods specs live on GitHub, similar to the Homebrew model.
- The Passenger pane lets you configure Phusion Passenger on the Mac really easily.
- Eloy wants a Ruby lib that shows a proper unified diff for Array, Hash, String with color support.
- Listener Jonah Williams asks how the community can increase adoption.
- Objective-C is the #10 most popular language on GitHub.
- Eloy wrote a file browser for MacVim because he likes Vim but is a “gui guy.”
- If the latest Xcode has got you down, you might try AppCode.
- BlocksKit, the Objective-C block utilities you always wish you had.
- QuincyKit offers crash report managment for your iOS apps.
- JSONKit, a very high performance Objective-C JSON library.
- Wynn likes Test Flight but Eloy has switched to Hockey App.
- Laurent Sansonetti, lead developer of MacRuby is Eloy’s programming hero.