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Elixir's syntax is awesome: Railway development in Elixir using the with statement

I’ve been loving Elixir so far. What I like the most is its syntax. So much that lately I’ve been finding myself trying to use Elixir’s syntax while coding Swift. This post is definitely a good read. It shows a … Sigue leyendo

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Let's Encrypt leaves beta

Finally. Encryption has never been easier. Such important sponsors put my mind at ease now, I’m going to be using Let’s Encrypt for my projects from now on.

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Another favourite from Xcode 7.3

In previous versions of Xcode, if you were working with Swift and tried to override a var from a super-class, you had no auto-completion suggestions. Most if the time, I had to go into the super declaration to copy the … Sigue leyendo

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#selector

One of my favourite changes in Swift 2.2 is that Objective-C selectors now are first class citizens in the Swift ecosystem. So long to error-prone selector names as Strings. Swift 2.2 lets you use the #selector expression to reference a … Sigue leyendo

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On Leveling Up as a Developer

I just read this post from David Bryant Copeland at naildrivin5.com. This resonated with me: […] This may seem like a lot, but these meetings are crucial. Having dedicated time with your manager every week is important. So is having … Sigue leyendo

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How to use NSUserDefaults correctly

NSUserDefaults is a simple, yet powerful API available for us developers. It can assist us to create beautiful user experiences. David Smith posted a comprehensive guide on how to correctly use it and what caveats to keep an eye open … Sigue leyendo

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How to get hired at a startup when you don't know anyone

Solid advice here. I’ve interviewed with companies that made me do the whiteboard stuff as most companies do, and I’ve had interviews where they ask me to do something — prove that I can do what my resume is claiming. … Sigue leyendo

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How I deal with JSON in Swift

Edit: I’ve updated this post to Swift 3’s syntax. The original post with Swift 2.X syntax can be found here. It seems that the new hot thing these days is open sourcing your Swift JSON parsing library. Lyft, Big Nerd … Sigue leyendo

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Striving for excellence as a software developer

Josh Smith’s post is really resonated with me. It is more on the technical side of things, but still a valuable resource. There are basic common sense things about how to write good code that seem obvious once you know … Sigue leyendo

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Swift blog: Keeping up with the Swift mailing lists

It can be a pain. Specially if you’re subscribed to all of them. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. 🙄 Hirundo is a dedicated RSS reader for the Swift mailing lists. Read comfortably, keep up with discussions, bookmark conversations. Just … Sigue leyendo

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