How To Use Swift’s Ternary Operator
Jan 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
Ternary operators are beyond cool. They’re an easy way to do some if-else logic all on one line. Beyond that, they’re still easy to read and understand, so you don’t have to sacrifice readability for the ‘cool factor’ of using a language’s...
Should I Major in Computer Science?
Jan 3, 2021, 7:00 PM
I’m in my fourth year studying Computer Science (and Engineering 🤷♂️), and I’m certain this was the right move for me. But is a degree in Computer Science the right path for you? Is Computer Science a good major?
For me, the decision was...
Interview With a Self-Taught iOS Developer
Dec 10, 2020, 7:00 PM
Here’s the tweet that I’d been waiting for since I started following Frank back in April.
BIG NEWS!!!: After 2 years of self study, 5 months of unemployment, a global pandemic, having 3 kids (two are twins!), 100+ applications and...
Why You Can't Focus
Oct 17, 2020, 8:00 PM
Being able to devote your full attention to something is fundamental to thriving in any area of life, so why is it so hard?
In Cal Newport’s cult-favorite “Deep Work”, he says
The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly...
Switching From iPad to iPad Pro
Sep 12, 2020, 8:00 PM
I’ve been using an iPad for about 3 years, and I absolutely love it. Too often I hear tech-enthusiasts blast it as an underpowered toy computer for grandmothers — and wow is that underselling it. For the most part, I’ve used my iPad as a...
Switching To The Brave Browser
Aug 4, 2020, 8:00 PM
I’ve been using Chrome since around its release, but ditched it last year over privacy concerns. Google has a really big interest in having its eye on everything you do online so it can find a way to profit off of it, which was a little...
My Favorite Productivity Tips
Jul 23, 2020, 8:00 PM
If a craftsman wants to do good work, he must first sharpen his tools. — Confucius
In math words, productivity typically is units of output per unit of time. Talking about our own work that way makes us feel like machines, and is a...
How To Give Your ViewController An Activity Indicator
Jul 13, 2020, 8:00 PM
UIKit provides a nifty little spinning wheel we can display to the user when we’re waiting on something that the user can’t see. It’s considered a best practice to pop one of these up when doing something like a network call, so the person...
How To Customize UITextView
May 14, 2020, 8:00 PM
So recently I’ve been working on an iOS version of my Mock My Words app. It’s pretty simple in functionality so I wanted to compensate with a nice user interface. The main functionality requires that a user enter (or paste) in text of...
How to Set Up Programmatic Interfaces in iOS
Apr 12, 2020, 8:00 PM
There are plenty of valid reasons to use storyboards or to programmatically lay out your interface. Storyboards let us quickly build out a beautiful interface, but face limitations and scale problems. If you have a team working on an app,...