Could have sworn I’d linked to this before. But I guess not. It’s well worth reading. Reactive Cocoa in Swift. The biggest issue right now is that Swift can’t see macros in ObjC/C. Given some of the problems that introduces I’ll hold off until things get more mature. The linked article goes through workarounds but it’d be nice to have a Swift interface done for you. There’s at least one being worked on. An other post discussing Reactive Cocoa in Swift is here. For those just curious about Reactive programming this is a good defense.
Good discussion of strings in Swift along with upcoming changes to Character type. As he says, Unicode is hard. Getting something that works with your usual ASCII stuff is no guarantee it’ll work right with Unicode. (As discussions here have shown)
If you use Finder tags a lot like me you have to worry about losing them. Brett Terpstra has a great writeup of playing defense with certain Unix tools that lose tags. In my case I use rsync for a lot of backups so the -E argument is essential.
Hashbanging Swift. Using Swift at the command line. I had enough issues trying to replace Python with Swift that I went back to Python.
- 55I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…
Launchbar action for browsing your Keyboard Maestro macros. This seems really useful. I’ve not tried it out yet.
The definitive introduction to ReactiveCocoa. There’s been a few posts on combining ReactiveCocoa with Swift but I’d like to see a general guide for doing that.
Google Drive for Work. Unlimited space for $10/mo. I already use Google Apps. I’m trying to decide if I upgrade this as my offsite backup. The main problem is you have to turn it on for the whole organization which is $10/mo/user. You can’t just turn it on for specific users. Microsoft recently updated the storage for Office 365 to 1TB. My full Aperture library is 341GB. Doable?
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.