Jan 16, 2017
IGListKit popped up on my radar recently
from a couple of entries in the iOS Dev Weekly
newsletter. Digging further led me to the IGListKit Tutorial
on Ray Wenderlich’s site (again). While these tutorials are instructive posts to read,
I frequently run into frustrating, hair-pulling-out inconsistencies that make it very
difficult to go ahead and use this information in RubyMotion.
And, as is true of most new tutorials, it is written using Swift, instead of Objective C.
Jan 3, 2017
I see two different groups of businesses out there right now with Rails applications that are in dire
need of maintenance.
Dec 23, 2016
- The businesses whose life-blood is their Rails application. You have a development team working
hard, adding new features, making the application scale to a growing customer base, and fixing important,
customer-facing bugs. You have no time for the non-value-add of maintenance.
- And businesses with a bespoke Rails application, custom built to serve a need in your
business. It saves you and your staff time or aggravation. Or it provides a function that helps your
business make more money.
It seems like just yesterday that I finally finished my book,
Core Data in Motion. Looking back though, it’s been
two years (!?!) since I finished primary writing and submitted the final chapter for
my reviewers to critique.
Dec 20, 2016
Seems every few months, there is another weird build error that someone is attempting to track down when running
Dec 6, 2016
rake to build their project in RubyMotion. The context of these errors is generally unique to the project they are running in, and often surface while compiling an included gem (ie, not in your code), and so it is difficult to Google your way to an answer on Stack Overflow ;-)
About a month ago, I decided I had had enough of Squarespace
and all the weirdness involved in keeping my website there.
Nov 29, 2016
It’s been 2.5 years since we moved out of Calgary, and down to my old home town of Lethbridge. So far,
we have really enjoyed the experience of living in Lethbridge. I moved away in 1982, so it’s
been quite some time since I called Lethbridge “home”. Lots has changed. And lots has stayed the same.
Apr 8, 2016
Recently came across a discussion on Twitter about how programming
was part math and part jazz. The jazz part, of course, is about
improvisation. I don’t know, maybe we are all comedians?
Feb 12, 2016
It was quite a while back, but I saved this tweet, because I thought
I could write up a fairly epic blog post, related to the topic, so
Oct 9, 2015
Where I answer your National Girls Learning Code Day questions