While preparing for my talk for mDevCamp 2016, I was working on a new project interfacing with a RESTful web service. This allowed me to design the API without having to consider compatibility with Objective-C. As a result I could employ several advanced Swift techniques, and in this talk I am explaining these.
Conferences in movie theaters seem to be thing these days. A thing we like! This year’s sixth instalment of mDevCamp was the first time with comfortable seats and an unobstructed giant view of the speaker’s slides from every angle.
DTMarkdownParser is a sequential parser for markdown, with a similar sequential paradigm as NSXMLParser. I started this project in 2013 as a training case for TDD and going for 100% code coverage by unit tests.
Apparently this nifty little project of mine has some fans, so we are publishing a new release today to include all the improvements that were made in that 2.5 years… 😉
It’s been a while since I last submitted a build of prod.ly to the iTunes. So I figured, I should update Cocoapods to the latest version and do a pod update. The archiving went find, but then I saw a new iTunes error when I tried to upload the build.
The updates to LLVM packaged with Xcode 7.3 cause several new warnings. Most of them related to Swift, but there are also a few bugging us in legacy Objective-C code.
Stefan “Steve” Gugarel came on board of Drobnik KG on April 1st, 2012. He took over main responsibility of the day-to-day development for our most important client at that time. Now, in 2016, he has accrued 8 years of experience in software development, which earns him the status of Senior Developer.
With the average churn in IT being at around 2 years, it is unusual for anyone to stick around that long. So why did he? We asked him.
Since November 2015, I had been really busy because our most valued client International Color Services started a new project with us. Then, at the turn of the year, I become the new CEO of the family business, Drobnik KG, when my dear father retired.
Half of our revenue had come from real estate, but now all of that had been sold off. What remains is a pure software company, dedicated to world-class level iOS and Mac development.
In the latest version of iWoman we are finally coming around to implementing TouchID. Or more precisely: device owner authentication.
iOS 8 introduced the ability to let us use the user’s finger print for authentication. But if that wasn’t set up or otherwise unavailable, we still had to fall back to displaying a keypad via DTPinLock. iOS 9 finally gave us the ability to fall back on the device passcode, just like the user would use to unlock iPhone without TouchID.