Swift 2.0’s New Take on Defensive Design with “Guard”

It’s a bold step forward. Instead of checking for all the conditions they don’t want, now developers can check for what they want, and still write well-architected code. Well done, Apple!

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Our Band Played at Coors Field!

This year, the Colorado Rockies have added a small line-up of Colorado based bands to their games. Our band, The Sound and Color, was humbled to be the featured band at the June 6th day game…

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Getting Dynamic with Key Value Observation (KVO) in Swift 1.2

One of the things I enjoy in open source contributions is discovering various tips in a fun environment. In this instance, I was porting some Objective-C to Swift for one of…

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Thanks to KCVU, Radio 1190 for having us in studio!

Big thanks to Bree Davies and KCVU Radio 1190 for having our band, The Sound and Color, live in studio this past Friday, May 29th. Radio 1190 has been a college radio institution…

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Converting an Obj-C Singleton to Swift 1.2 with just one line of code

With the release of Swift 1.2, initializing a singleton class has become incredibly succinct using the class constant approach. I know what you’re thinking, “Singleton? Globals are bad!” I feel the…

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AudioKit Examples Converted to Swift

Interested in working with audio and synthesis in your iOS and OS/X apps? AudioKit is the premiere new library on the block. When I came across it, I knew that…

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Tech Editing Complete for the Latest iPad/iPhone “For Dummies” Book. Avail in Bookstores Everywhere…

Shew! I just finished tech editing the latest “iPad/iPhone” title in the popular “For Dummies” series. The book is now avail from Amazon.com and bookstores everywhere. iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies…

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iOS 8 Dev Tip: Getting the GPS Location using Core Location

Using Core Location to get a user’s current GPS Location is a cornerstone feature of thousands of great apps. It’s incredibly useful to calculate a user’s distance from a point of interest or determine if they are nearby to other users.

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