Submitted 1.0 of a passion project

Tonight this happened: This is a side project iOS app that I’ve been working on and off on since November of 2016. Yes, 2016. When it gets approved, I’m going to blog a whole lot more about my learnings working on this over the past few years. It’s an app around one of my passions, […]

On the missing Xcode

Update: We got a seed of an Xcode 10.2 today (January 24, 2018) – so no conspiracy. Perhaps a holiday break? It was fun to write all this down at least. As an iOS developer I’m used to change. We get new apis every June, new betas of iOS and Xcode every few weeks. Our […]

Apple Acquires Shazam

I still remember being at a WWDC Stump The Experts session where one of the first questions was what were the names of the songs playing before things kicked off, and a developer from Shazam stood up, and rattled all of them off. There was a roar from the crowd, and he said he was […]

Apple’s December 2 Springboard Crash Bug

It’s been interesting to watch this pop up tonight. It looks like a pretty serious bug in iOS 11: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/02/ios-11-1-2-date-bug-crash-loop/ I can imagine what’s happen at Apple right now for the past few hours, engineers in there working and finding and solving the problem. Other folks discussing how to push it out to customers. I […]

Halt And Catch Fire

I’ve really enjoyed Halt And Catch Fire over the past three years. Being part of the tech industry now for over 20 years, I’ve found myself really empathizing with these characters, and growing to love them. The final season was great and heart wrenching at the same time. But the writers and actors did a fantastic job […]

Long after WKWebView Hello World – Part 1 – Cookie Handling

First of all, I want to thank my friend and colleague Lucien Dupont for inviting  me to contribute. Recently our project transitioned web views written in UIWebView to WKWebView and Lucien suggested that I share some of my experiences with the larger community.  The intent here is not a tutorial on how to write web views […]

These new iPad Pro ads by Apple are fantastic. Short, funny, and true. Love it! Apple launches whimsical iPad Pro ad campaign based on PC user tweets

Test Driven Development in iOS with Swift

At Intuit we work in 2 week sprints. Last sprint I decided to take a story about a crash happening in an image downloader class. After looking at it for a bit, I decided it would be a great candidate to rewrite using dispatch groups, and also in Swift. (It’s an internal goal to rewrite […]

Learning Swift, Part 1

I’ve been attempting to, in my spare time, do more Swift development. The hardest thing for me so far is struggling knowing that I could do something in two minutes than in Swift takes me 20-30 minutes to search for and explore an answer and get the code in the correct format.  It would be […]