Game of Life on Metal
May 24, 2020, 11:30 AM
I was sad to hear John Conway had recently died of COVID-19. Conway was a mathematician who contributed much to his field, but for me as a computer scientist, I knew of him for his Game of Life (aka just Life).
Life was one of the...
iOSCon 2019: day 2 roundup
Mar 22, 2019, 12:59 PM
We dragged ourselves back to day 2 following a great party from the night before.
Day 2 had many more great talks:
Cellular View Controllers by Robin Malhotra was a funny and engaging talk suggesting we consider backing every table...
iOSCon 2019: day 1 roundup
Mar 21, 2019, 2:20 PM
Another year, another iOSCon at Skills Matter CodeNode. I love this venue, and Carla and the team always put on a good show with plenty of great speakers.
I’m not presenting this year but it’s fun to attend without the pressure of...
The shortest possible deadline
May 22, 2018, 7:23 PM
Agile software development is partly based on the idea that a series of shorter deadlines is better than a single big crunch. But how short can we go?
The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was frantically finishing the script to one of his greatest...
Vague tests are clear tests
Apr 25, 2018, 6:53 PM
Specificity is almost always a good thing.
But sometimes when unit testing, I need to pass dummy values to functions just to make the compiler happy.
I don’t care what the values are, but using specific literals can obscure the intent of...