iOS Main Threading
Apr 03 2018

A Simple Pattern for iOS Main Threading

Apple is becoming more and more strict about the proper use of the main thread. Warnings occur all the time in Xcode now, and app crashes occur frequently when UI operations take place outside the main thread. The situation comes up when you have UI operations...

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iOS Colors Don't Match
Mar 19 2018

When Your iOS Colors Don’t Match in Storyboards vs Code

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The iOS 10 SDK introduced a change that (if you missed it) could cause some serious confusion. The exact change was that, as of iOS 10 SDK, the UIColor init(red:green:blue:alpha:) initializer began using the extended sRGB color space. The confusion...

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Know Swift Now
Mar 13 2018

Why You Need to Know Swift Now

According to Computerworld, if you are a developer, you need to know Swift, and you need to know it now. Apple's Swift language is an important one to know, and there are several reasons why. 1. Open Source According to rankings of programming language, Swift is in...

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Apr 28 2017

Flexibility using auto layout with nested stack views, augmented with constraints

This walkthrough explains the solution to the challenge in the Nested Stack Views video on raywenderlich.com (https://videos.raywenderlich.com/courses/62-beginning-auto-layout/lessons/5). We're creating a flexible layout that looks like this: Where the green view expands or contracts based on the available space, like this: Here's what the final view hierarchy will look...

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Jul 20 2016

3 Things to Know about iOS CoreBluetooth

  Here at Five Pack Creative, I've been working on a project that uses a customized Tertium Blueberry, an RFID reader that sends the data to a BTLE compatible device such as an iPhone. It's a great little piece of hardware, but it's been a challenge...

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