Industry rants. Random utterances. Soliloquy.
Yesterday, I had the task of testing and fixing a Core Data migration issue. Those who have done this will know it's usually a loathsome burden. Fortunately, with the release of Xcode 6, Apple has made this process a little easier with a streamlined app management interface.Read More
Xcode 6 Beta 4 was released with an updated reference manual (and iBook) that now includes the exact Unicode scalar ranges that are permissible as Swift operators. Unfortunately, I don't read straight Unicode scalar ranges so I thought I'd see what the ranges actually mapped out to.Read More
When expanding a project from iPhone to iPad (a.k.a a universal app), many inexperienced in the area may think that it would be a no-brainer. You've already built the guts of the app and you're a competent developer so you've made things generic enough to be reused in all the right places. You've even used Autolayout in all of your screens. So porting to iPad couldn't be that hard could it?Read More
So you've written your app and it all works great but it seems that as you use the app it become more and more sluggish or perhaps you get crashes that just don't make sense. You may be experiencing a retain-cycle bug.Read More
Being the owner of a brand new MacBook (one that I hope to be able to trade-and-upgrade very soon) and being in the new business of trekking around from client to client with my tools, I decided that I needed a bag. Initially I was going to try to keep my 'cool hipster...Read More
This morning I had the privilege of listening to Ben Moir of Wearable Experiments talk about the future of the wearable electronics industry. Getting up this morning for Geek Breakfast AU, I had no idea that I'd be watching a video about helping people grab boobs...Read More
This is a 'hello' blog post. A quick one. To test that things are working. Maybe they are. Most likely there's a bug here and there. I'm intending to use the blog section of the site to post the occasional opinion about things. I say occasional and I mean it. I don't even...Read More