This past week, I've read about and met new people coming to this weird place, the software industry. Despite their different backgrounds, interests and goals, one thing seemed to be present in all cases: so many companies looking for new developers at the same time that none of them can find work.Read More
Our species is not really into changes. We're creatures of habit, guided by inertia. We avoid them when we can, and we complain when they come. But sometimes we'll seek it. We're so fed up and burnt out we actually need change. We're in a downward spiral of hell. Sometimes it's not that dramatic, sometimes it's just something small, something itchy. At first we don't really mind. But as days turn to weeks and weeks turn to months, itch turns to wound. We're faced with a decision. We can change away from the source of the itch, or we can scratch it until we hit the bone.Read More
As developers and engineers we're constantly looking for better and faster, for more performant and potent hardware and software. We want(ed) our disks to spin fast, our CPU clocks to be faster than time. Our computers to boot up before we even released the power button.Read More
Because sometimes you just need to unwind.
It's early in the morning, Sunday, rainy. Not much to do. You see an idea fly past. You ponder for a while, considering it. It's a good idea. just a simple app to make your life slightly better, your job slightly easier. After thinking about it for some time, you decide to implement it.Read More
I just finished open sourcing (is that a word?) a component. Let's say your app has a download list of some sort. Let's say it's a list of images. And you wanted to use a stylised grouped UITableView as your download list. And you wanted to use that nice rounded background Apple provides by default as a progress bar. How would you do it?Read More