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Weekly Roundup: "Programming Sucks"

Aaron Brethorst | May 03, 2014 | Comments

Last week, an article entitled Programming Sucks made the rounds in my circles. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend dropping everything and spending the next 15 minutes reading it. Although it adopts a somewhat tongue-in-cheek, hyperbolic attitude towards the failings of our craft, there is enough truth in passages like the following to make me simultaneously laugh, cry, and die a little inside:

You i...

Control of the Week: STXDynamicTableView

Aaron Brethorst | May 03, 2014 | Comments

STXDynamicTableView

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STXDynamicTableView

Core Data Synchronization: "Vesper Sync Diary"

Aaron Brethorst | May 03, 2014 | Comments

update: Brent is now maintaining a canonical list of all Vesper Sync Diary entries.

In case you've missed any part of Brent Simmon's fantastic series of articles on adding Core Data sync support to Vesper, I've taken the trouble of rolling up links to all of the articles below. I hope they're as useful for you as they've been for me.

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Weekly Roundup: Coding in Anger

Aaron Brethorst | April 27, 2014 | Comments

Brent Simmons continued his absolutely fantastic series of blog posts this past week with one entitled Atom XHTML Content Considered Jerky, which reminded me of one of my favorite phrases of all time: "coding in anger." As far as I can tell, the term originated with David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, in a blog ...


Control of the Week: MJParallaxCollectionView

Aaron Brethorst | April 27, 2014 | Comments

MJParallaxCollectionView

MJParallaxCollectionView

Weekly Roundup: Squircles

Aaron Brethorst | April 19, 2014 | Comments

WWDC is fast approaching, and with it comes inevitable change. It seems highly likely that the next version of Mac OS X will feature an iOS-inspired, squircle-laden user interface overhaul. Meanwhile, the nascent wearables market is seeing one of its first casualties, with a scoop from CNet that Nike will be shutting down their F...


Control of the Week: EBPhotoPages

Aaron Brethorst | April 19, 2014 | Comments

EBPhotoPages

EBPhotoPages

Weekly Roundup: Memories of Safari

Aaron Brethorst | April 13, 2014 | Comments

Once upon a time, Apple was no longer a "beleagured" computer maker, but also was not yet the world's most valuable maker of computers and consumer electronics. Mac OS X was downright lickable, and you'd use Internet Explorer 5 for Mac to browse the web from your toilet seat-looking iBook (mine ran at an acceptable 300MHz) while listening to MP3s downloaded from the recently defunct Napster. Maybe you'd burn some of them to CD to listen to on your Discman. Mac OS X's developer docume...


Control of the Week: PWParallaxScrollView

Aaron Brethorst | April 13, 2014 | Comments

PWParallaxScrollView

PWParallaxScrollView

Weekly Roundup: "No Sleep til Dub-Dub"

Aaron Brethorst | April 06, 2014 | Comments

WWDC's dates were officially announced this week, and (thankfully!) the seemingly arbitrary system of the past for allocating tickets based upon whether you happened to wake up at the right time has been replaced with a far more fair lottery system. Last year I made a bingo card for the week's announcements, and my predictions were generally pretty good, although I am really bummed out that iOS 7 didn't include any nods towards ...


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