I gave a Masterclass on Swift at the NCSS Summer School 2018 in the University of Sydney on 9th January 2018. This post contains useful links for use in relation to the material covered during my class.
Mark Time is an application for Celestial Navigation that solves the
problem of how to take an accurate time reading to go with each sextant
sighting. Here is how it was developed…
Yesterday, I came to update my blog: I had a new post in draft form and I wanted
to update the Swift code to version 4. However installing High Sierra had
removed Jekyll which is the site generator that I had been using. I
re-installed Jekyll but found that it had been updated from version 2 to version
Updated: 3rd September 2017.
Since JSON has become the de facto standard for data transfers around the
internet, there has always been a lot of interest in Swift libraries to parse
JSON into Swift classes or structs. Searching for “swift json library” on
77 86 repositories. So why are there so many? And
what has Swift 4 done to sherlock them all?
Last week I got a 10.5” iPad Pro. I have had an iPad ever since the original release, but I have to confess to mainly using it for content consumption rather than creation. Since I am usually close to a Mac anyway, there didn’t seem a lot of point. But now that iOS 11 is really addressing the issue of making the iPad a “pro” device, I decided to give it a try.
jsonfeed.org has announced a new format for web site feeds, designed as an
alternative to RSS. TrozWare has had an XML RSS feed for years, but I don’t
think anyone ever uses it (I certainly don’t), so today I have replaced it with
a JSON feed, which you can access through the
button at the top of every page.
I use my iPad to play games as a form of relaxation. Nearly all the games I play are puzzle apps with levels that can be played in a few minutes. Nearly all of them are free to install. So how do they make money?
Now I would be the last person you should consult about marketing but it has always seemed to me that the best way to market your product is to convince people that it offers something they want so that they are prepared to pay for it.
I gave a Masterclass on Swift at the NCSS Summer School 2017 in Sydney on 8th
January 2017. This post contains useful links for use during and after my class.
I am looking for beta testers for my latest Mac app: Work.
Work is a project organizer app for developers, designers, students or any professional who works with multiple projects involving files & folders, web pages, email addresses and lists of tasks. Click the link above for more information and help for getting started.
Work requires macOS 10.12 or OS X 10.11.
If you would like to test this app, please contact me, giving details of your Mac and operating system.
A quick update to Man Reader to version 1.8 is now available through the Mac App Store.
The main reason for this version was that Man Reader was not previously detecting man pages installed by third-party IDEs in the Applications folder. There was also an issue with Man Reader failing to display the text of the previously selected man page on app launch.
More complete search for man pages, including in third-party IDEs.