Sudden realisation Early last year (2019) I came to the realisation that I needed a change… I’ve been coding for a long time, doing iOS for the biggest part of my career, and at some point (even though I don’t consider myself an “expert”) it started to becomed a bit dull. This was not for a lack of challenges, as there was always something new, e.g.:SwiftUI, Combine, Marzipan, iPadOS, you name it; but at one point or the other it lost some of the spark ✨
Since quite some time now I’ve been working on
Xcode projects that are pretty big; big enough to take up a considerable amount of time to finish compiling, even worst if you are running the tests and it needs to build EVERYTHING and then run ALL the tests.
I also like to multi-task and do some other stuff while I’m compiling…
[1/4] When performing intensive animations or other auxiliary work consider creating a helper checking following (in no particular order):— Sash Zats (@zats) September 19, 2017
Last week fellow speaker and good friend Jorge Ortiz-Fuentes1 wrote me on
droidcon Berlin2 since he’ll be speaking (Now, as you might know I do
iOS and know close to NOTHING about
Android development) and since I have always been curious about
Android development I said YES and embarked on what would be my first ever droidCon.
I’ve been away for quite some time now and a lot of things have changed since I last had the time to blog.
I’ll try to detail everything that has happened in my life in the past few months and also prepare for my yearly wrap-up post.
Apple announced that they will be providing us developers with «official» and «legal» ways to create
There are many posts covering this and I won’t center in the «how to» but rather in one single tip that prevented me from going crazy while developing
This is quite a small post and probably not worth writing it but I know that this will come in handy in the future and will totally forget about it. The other day I was trying to figure out an Autolayout crash on the app I was working on and trying to make head of tails from the console log with stuff like this: <NSAutoresizingMaskLayoutConstraint:0x175086220 h=-&- v=-&- UIView:0x147533250.height == UIView:0x14760b4a0.height> Imagine that but with many interacting UIViews at play; most of the time you can actually figure what’s going on based on the constant value or if you are well versed you can see the Matrix from source code a la Neo; but let’s be honest; more times than none you are left wondering which view is which…
A small round down of my previous year:
El Capitan arrived and I couldn’t be more eager to install it on my machine; as soon as I read on Twitter that it was available I jump to the
AppStore and started the download process which seemed like a bad idea at the time:
I think downloading «El Capitan» at the same time as the rest of the world was a BAD idea and poor judgement on my part 😂— Esteban Torres (@esttorhe) September 30, 2015