Matt Gemmell’s backup strategy. Pretty good. Similar to mine albeit with a few differences. I need to revise my remote backup which, until now, has primarily been a rotating set of hard drives I do a drive clone of and take to my office.
A simple Future in Swift. Lets a closure be executed asynchronously until you need it.
Gmail finally has a real API. Their old IMAP “API” sucked. Here’s hoping a new version of Mail for Yosemite uses this new API and Mail improves its connection to Gmail. (Although I’ve noticed Apple’s fixed most of my Gmail problems finally – I’m not even getting delayed messages anymore)
Make sure you use ARC with optimizations on. Should add that Swift really performs horribly without optimizations on as well.
I’m late to this one, but if you haven’t read it read the empirical study of whether hollow icons are are harder to recognize. This was an UI decision by Ive I initially disliked. However they do fade out of attention until you need them. He’s slowly converted me although I still wish buttons had outlines.
Is Swift ObjC without the Smalltalk? I think it’s a worry. However most of the Smalltalkish things seem still there to me. Although some things clearly don’t work. (Thus why Scripting Bridge and a few other technologies appear not to work) Hopefully this will change over the next year or so. As I said though, I’d really kill for Python’s iterators and yield in Swift.
Finally a game controller announced for an iPad Mini. Thus far most of them have been for phones. (Bad karma, that design, now that phones are going to 4.7” and 5.5”) Give me one of these for an iPad Air (or whatever comes out this fall) and I’ll be happy.