Visual Effect Views in SwiftUI
Nov 18, 2019, 3:00 AM
One of the key elements of the new UI styles introduced in iOS 8 and macOS 10.10 was the use of transparency, specifically a blurred semitransparent background through which some of the underlying content could be seen. On iOS, this is...
SwiftUI Bindings with CoreData
Nov 15, 2019, 3:00 AM
If you’ve been playing with SwiftUI for a while, you’re likely familiar with the liberal use of @State and @Binding throughout the library. For instance, consider the following simple to-do item editor:
SwiftUI: A Story
Aug 30, 2019, 3:00 AM
I’m back, folks, and I’m working on a book about SwiftUI.
Adobe Joins the Readium Foundation
Sep 9, 2013, 1:18 PM
I’m feeling rather legitimized today: none other than Adobe themselves have joined the Readium Foundation. The initial goal of our collaboration is to ensure that any reading system built using the Readium SDK will have the option to...
Jun 18, 2013, 6:56 PM
From John Gruber Tyler Hayes on iTunes Radio: The design and goal is clearly focused on listeners purchasing music — but even so, iTunes Radio feels like the first truly modern take on what terrestrial radio wishes it could be. Radio was...
Airing my NSBriefs
Jun 4, 2013, 5:38 PM
A couple of weeks ago I had the immense honour of being invited to speak with Saul Mora for his NSBrief podcast. We wound up talking for well over two hours, and only remembered to start recording about half an hour in. I think we could...
Redirection on Octopress and Heroku
May 26, 2013, 2:25 PM
For a little while now I’ve had notifications from gaug.es that a number of inbound links were getting HTTP 404 errors. This all stemmed from the fact that I reassigned this domain from a Tumblog (still accessible at...
May 14, 2013, 5:15 PM
I had the great honour to be a guest on the eBook Ninjas podcast last Friday, where I spoke with Joshua, Chris, and Toby about the Readium project.
May 8, 2013, 5:08 PM
I’ve been on Twitter for a long time now, and it’s arguably been instrumental in my success as a solo developer and a person of note in the world of Mac & iOS development. These days, though, I find myself using it less for...
C++03 vs. C++11: Fight!
May 3, 2013, 7:15 PM
In updating some stuff for the Readium SDK project, I wanted to use std::shared_ptr in some containers without lots of typing. Essentially I wanted something like shared_vector<SomeType> to magically unfold into...