Building a Custom Minimal HomeKit Lamp
May 30, 2020, 8:00 PM
Building your own dream custom light may seem daunting and time-consuming at first, but it’s actually pretty easy. In this post I’ll walk you through building your own floor lamp controllable via HomeKit and Alexa using off-the-shelf...
Xcode’s Find Navigator & Search Scopes
Feb 8, 2020, 7:00 PM
Xcode’s built-in search and replace function, present in the find navigator is severely underrated and unknown to many developers. It is very powerful and comes with various options that may look complex at first, but the nice and simple...
WWDC 2019 - The Things You May Have Missed
Jun 6, 2019, 8:00 PM
WWDC 2019 was definitely the biggest event in the last few years. I was in the audience when Swift was announced in 2014, but I can say that this year is probably bigger than WWDC 2014. Given the many changes across frameworks, OSes,...
Contributing to the Swift Benchmark Suite
Nov 11, 2018, 7:00 PM
In this post I will explain what the Swift Benchmark Suite is, why is it useful and how you can contribute to it. The Swift benchmark suite is part of the Swift open source project available on on GitHub.
Improving Your Build Time in Xcode 10
Aug 26, 2018, 8:00 PM
I finally had time to watch some of the WWDC talks related to Xcode 10 today, and I wanted to share some very interesting and useful new tips to improve the build times of Swift and Objective-C projects in Xcode 10.
My Tech Interviews Experience: Failures, Successes and Tips for you
Aug 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
The climb to your next job. I have spent the last 3 years studying informatics at the University of Lugano where I recently graduated with a Bachelor degree in Science of Informatics. I also interned at different companies as an iOS...
WWDC 2017 Organizational Thoughts
Jun 11, 2017, 9:41 AM
I attended WWDC 2017 on a student scholarship this year. I had the possibility to attend it in San Francisco back in 2014 too. Now that I am back home and I have the time to reflect on the week I spent with the best Apple minds, I found...
How to Improve Your GitHub README
Jan 28, 2017, 4:04 AM
I spend quite some time browsing GitHub every day. I use the Trending section to filter the projects by language. I then proceed to explore each project by reading the README and maybe browsing the code, some issues and pull requests to...
Automating my Bedroom with HomeKit
Dec 27, 2016, 10:39 PM
I’ve been wanting to play with HomeKit for a few months but I never actually bought any HomeKit compatible device until a few weeks ago. I wanted to start slow and see how HomeKit has improved over the last iOS versions. I am...
Playground in Xcode 8
Jun 16, 2016, 8:22 AM
During session 213 of WWDC 2016, some changes to Playground in Xcode 8 were mentioned. The talk shows more tips and tricks to make use of the powerful Xcode features such as Assets Catalogs to avoid writing more code than what is...