iPS 281: Our Builds

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In this episode of the iPhreaks Show the panel introduces themselves and discusses their favorite tools and what their builds look like. They share their journeys in iOS development and their experiences in large teams compared to smaller teams. They consider how iOS has changed since they first started iOS development.

The panel discusses what CI/CD’s they are using. They discuss, Xcode, VScode and the Dash app. They move on to testing, explaining that they generally use what apple provides unless they need something that digs a little deeper. They discuss Fastlane as a deployment tool. Tools they use for crash reports include Sentry, Xcode, and Crashlytics.

For debugging the panel discusses Reveal, Sourcetree, SwiftLint, Charles proxy, and Pony debugger. Charles wonders what they prefer for their backend. Alex Bush explains that it depends on the size of the company. Larger companies prefer custom-built backends. They consider Ruby on Rails, Realm, and Runscope for smaller companies.


  • Alex Bush

  • Charles Max Wood

  • Christina Moulton


  • Sentry– use the code “devchat” for two months free on Sentry’s small plan
  • CacheFly



Christina Moulton:

Charles Max Wood:


Who is Christina Moulton?

Christina has been in iOS development since iOS 3. She started working for a small agency then went freelance and is now working at Square.

Who is Alex Bush?

Alex has been in iOS development for 8 or 9 years. He started as an android app developer. He now works for Wayfair.

Who is Charles Max Wood?

Charles is the CEO of DevchatTV. He is just starting to get back into iOS development.

What do large companies prefer for their backend?

Custom-built backends.

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