iOS Weekly Minute - April 21, 2018

Posted on Sat 21 April 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

Big Announcements

All's quiet on the Cupertino Front these days as Apple is inevitably gearing up for WWDC. On that note, Apple is notifying WWDC Scholarship applications on their acceptance status. Some of these are rather impressive. The popular themes of this year's submissions (and acceptances) are ARKit ...


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iOS Weekly Minute - April 13, 2018

Posted on Fri 13 April 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

Big Announcements

The biggest news to hit the community are the global app store metrics collected by appfigures that show the absolute number of apps on the iOS App Store has decreased for the first time since the App Store debuted almost 10 years ago.

On it's face, this ...


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iOS Weekly Minute - April 6, 2018

Posted on Fri 06 April 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

Big Announcements

The big news in the Swift community is the announcement of the Swift for Tensorflow project. It's being spearheaded by none other than Chris Lattner himself, and in the spirit of Swift and an "in the open" design and development process, he's already opened a public ...


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iOS Weekly Minute - March 30, 2018

Posted on Fri 30 March 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

Back on track this week with some small refinements. Enjoy!

Big Announcements

Apple Education Event

Apple' Spring Event was held in a Chicago school this week, with a focus on all things education. Nothing much groundbreaking, really. A new, cheaper, and upgraded 9.7" iPad with support for the Apple ...


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iOS Weekly Minute - March 24, 2018

Posted on Sat 24 March 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

A bit of a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I'm mixing up the format and trying to streamline how I actually gather this content. Turns out it's not an insignificant amount of work, but it's work I was already doing (reading and ...


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iOS Weekly Minute - March 16, 2018

Posted on Fri 16 March 2018 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, iOS

Lately, I've been running a little iOS centric get-together for a group of iOS developers, and for anyone else that might have a passing interest in iOS and mobile development in general. We typically discuss the goings on of the iOS, Apple, and mobile ecosystems, and then watch a ...


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Refactoring an MVVM App To Swift 3

Posted on Sun 13 November 2016 in iOS Development • Tagged with swift, development, iOS

Previously, as an exercise in converting an existing app to use a MVVM style architecture, and to make the code more Swifty, I refactored an example app provided by Vui Nguyen. This time, we'll explore what it takes to refactor this app to Swift 3, while also taking a ...


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Making Swift Code More Swifty And An MVVM Aside

Posted on Tue 17 May 2016 in iOS Development • Tagged with swift, development, iOS, denver swift heads

At May's Denver Swift Heads meetup, Vui Nguyen gave a great presentation on completing an interview algorithm puzzle. Her intro to the talk is paraphrased better than I can:

There's a job you want to apply to, but it requires writing a software program. And (gasp!) the software ...


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Refocusing On Open Source Swift

Posted on Sat 24 October 2015 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, ios, meta

I have finally decided to take up blogging here again. After some life changes, a new job and a big move, I figured it was about time to tickle the plastics again. And yes you can look forward to many more bad jokes (and sentences starting with conjunctions, this site ...


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NSZombie to the Freaking Rescue

Posted on Wed 05 May 2010 in Development • Tagged with iOS, iPad, iPhone, Objective-C

So I've been beating my head against a wall the past few days trying to cram as much Objective-C knowledge as possible and I think it's all starting to click.

Today I stumbled over the NSZombieEnabled argument and HOLY CRAP WHY ISN'T THIS DEFAULT BEHAVIOR. After enabling ...


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