September 28, 2017

Creating Static Table Views

One of the most boring tasks an iOS developer can be handed, is to build a static table view. For example a section of the application’s settings. There’s a lot of boilerplate involved. Interface builder might make it a bit easier, but it is still boring. Today I started re-arranging the settings screen in Meal Plan, as I was manually creating data sources and switching over index paths I thought to myself, there has to be a better way.

September 25, 2017

My Path to Learning Japanese

It has been about a year and a half since I started studying Japanese, at home, by myself, using tools available on the interwebs. Here’s why and how. I’ve been fascinated by Japan since a pretty early age. It began with Naruto being a popular anime in my circles. But even before that I was an avid Sailor Moon fan (no shame — still know the theme, and ending, songs by heart).

September 5, 2017

Loading Fonts From an iOS Framework

I’ve spent the last couple of days moving all of the UI code in Meal Plan into a separate framework. Mainly to be able to develop my UI in Playgrounds. Turns out though, that loading fonts from an Asset Catalog in a framework is.. impossible? I could for my life not get it to work. What ever I tried I could not get the font data out of the asset catalog so that I could register the fonts.

August 20, 2017

Saw the new live action Ghost in the Shell the other day. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they managed to capture the feeling of the original anime. That said, it’s a flawed reimplementation for sure. 6.5 / 10 ⭐️

August 14, 2017

Playground Driven Development

First day of work after vacation. Going to take some time to move all of our UI code into a separate framework so that working on individual view controllers that require some specific initial state becomes easier. I think the effort will be well worth it pretty soon.

Seems to work great for the folks over at Kickstarter.

August 13, 2017

Added link blog functionality to the site. Does not work “correctly” with RSS at the moment. But JSON feed should be right!

August 13, 2017

Max on the iPhone Pro

My colleague Max is pretty smart and worked out this concept of what the rumoured iPhone 8 might look like with its notch.

I know I’m late to the game. But this gave me a reason to try out my new link blogging capabilities.

August 12, 2017

Fixed issues with RSS and JSON feeds on the blog. Hopefully that should sort the integrations.

August 12, 2017

Started implementing IndieWeb stuff. Like microblogging, webmentions and that sort of stuff.

August 11, 2017

Watching Atypical on Netflix. It’s pretty good!