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December 22, 2015

I opened source a framework called Fission the other day.

The best way for me to describe it, and the reasons for it are on the Github page, so I will simply quote it here:
Mostly an attempt to consolidate my most used/useful functions/operators into one place that has all of these things, as well as provide more flexibility than similiar frameworks.
Feel free to use the framework and let me know what you think!

My case for garbage collection in Swift
December 4, 2015

Now that Swift thas been open sourced - the ability to make a backend in Swift is much most accessible (since you can now run it on Linux).

Something I think Apple should do, is implement garbage collection for Swift. Even though the recent history of Apple with regards to garbage collection, didn't end well for Objective-C.

First here are the higher level reasons I think a garbage collector should be added by Apple:
  1. Memory leaks become a much larger problem in server side software
  2. I believe someone will have a fork of Swift that implements garbage collection
The reason I think memory...

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Common Model Antipattern
November 19, 2015

In the vast majority of native client side software, it is common to create client-side model objects from a server representation (most commonly JSON).

This is the flow that see the most:
  1. Request an API endpoint and download JSON response
  2. Convert JSON to a Dictionary
  3. Initialize/update a model directly with the dictionary itself
The antipattern I see here, is number 3.

Here are the reasons I believe this to be a problem:
  1. Ties creation of your model to a specific dictionary format, and at some level the API endpoint (and clients have to know this fact AND the format)
  2. Creates...

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Steps+ 2.0
November 12, 2015

I released a new version of Steps+.

What I added:

1. Floor counting
2. Themes
3. Support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

This was long overdue, let me know how you like it!

Functions As Factories
November 6, 2015

I wrote something over at the Cocoa Tumblr blog, check it out.

Functional Swift Conference Videos
January 24, 2015

The videos for the Functional Swift Conference are out now here.

Functional Swift Conference
December 7, 2014

I went to the Functional Swift Conference yesterday; (12/7/14). For those of you who did not attend, videos will be posted soon and I would highly recommend you to check them out when they are posted. Big thanks to the organizers for putting this all together and Kickstarter for hosting the event!

It was quite good. The conference was free of charge, but they surely could have charged a decent amount of money for attendance.

The quality of the speakers was top notch, and each provided great, and unique contributions to a solid central message further convincing me of the fact that functional...

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7 Minute Workouts
November 8, 2014

I just released a new app 7 Minute Workouts. The reasons for creating this are similiar to my reasons for Steps+.

In addition to these things I was tired of being asked to upgrade and nickeled and dimed for seperate workouts and buying 'everything' but that doesn't include all workouts. Not chill. And you can't *really* customize in most of these apps.
Mine is 100% free and fully customizable. Download it and let me know what you think!!!

November 1, 2014

I just released this: and watch me code it:

May 13, 2014

In case you missed it: Soulver is on sale for 1.99 USD on the Mac App Store.

I've been using this app for a while now and it has become a critical part of my development (and other) workflow.

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