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Future-Proof Your Data Persistence

The data persistence stack that is an appropriate decision today may not be an optimal solution when your app has grown. You would need to design your app to withstand the test of time and be extensible for as it grows. Read more to learn how.

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Enabling Hardened Runtime on a Sparkle App

Notarization requirements is just around the corner in the coming release of macOS. But the Sparkle updater framework is not yet ready for it. Here’s how you can fix that.

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Shared Frameworks in a Hardened Runtime World

macOS Catalina is just around the corner and with it comes mandatory notarization and hardened runtime. If your mac app accepts plugins or otherwise loads 3rd party frameworks and libraries, there are a few caveats that you’ll need to take care.

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Which Database to Use for My iOS App?

Choosing a database to use for your iOS app is no simple feat. But what if you have the tools to make an informed decision for your app? What if you can decide for today and design for tomorrow?

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it's to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself.  Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

Graphic Design Tools that Developers Use

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it’s to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself. Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

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How to Get Core ML Produce Images as Output

Core ML’s tools to convert other framework’s machine learning models is a pretty awesome feat in itself. However it is by no means complete. I found some issues in converting models which outputs images. Issues which took me a few weeks to solve even after many consultations to Google and Apple’s own forums. But here’s […]

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First Dabbling in Machine Learning

I’ve been toying around with retraining machine learning models — one for generating prose and the other for processing photos and separate objects from its background. Here are some of the challenges I encounter as a total newbie and how I got around it.

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Getting Rid of Xcode Command Line Tools

Are you being hunted by Xcode command line tools? Have you uninstalled it only to realize that it came back again? If you already have the Xcode installed and really need the full IDE, don’t waste space by having the command line tools installed as well. Here’s how.

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Swift Snowflake ID Generator

Make thousands of unique 64 bit identifiers at every millisecond without the need of global synchronization.

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A Swift Promise

Futures/promises are great to coordinate persistence and views to ensure responsiveness in today’s native apps. However bringing thousands of lines of foreign code just to have this small functionality may not be cool. Here’s a hundred-line implementation of futures/promises in Swift 3.1

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Touch Bar Programming Tips

It’s high time you update your macOS app to support the Touch Bar. You’ll need to have some strategy on how to design your Touch Bar interface – don’t just pour any buttons into it. Here’s some tips on how to work this new hardware.

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Is Your Server Ready for iOS 9 and El Capitan?

Apple is enforcing a stronger encryption that applications need to use when connecting to their backends. Is your server secure enough to meet Apple’s standards? Being HTTPS doesn’t necessarily imply that it’s good enough.

How to Design Apps (Even if you’re not a designer)

You want to design apps? You either need to hire a designer or become one. Luckily it isn’t too hard to come up with a reasonable design.

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Making Cocoapods Play Nice with Xcode Maven Plugin

If you have to use Maven to build your Xcode projects and lusting to move your dependency management to Cocoapods, here is a relief for you. Read on for a tip on how to get Cocoapods work in a Java-dominated enterprise.

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