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It was an honor to speak at 360iDev, the world’s largest independent iOS Developer conference

360iDev is the longest-running and largest independent Apple Developer’s conference in the world. (It’s even been named the best overall iOS conference in the world right after Apple’s own WWDC)….

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Open Source Swift Radio Station App Released!

Swift Radio Pro is an open source radio station app with robust and professional features. This is a fully realized Radio App built entirely in Swift 2.

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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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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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Why did I make a game? It’s a great Meme for developers…

I recently created a little game called SongyBird! It could be suggested that Flappy Bird is the first widespread Meme for developers…

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Practical Objective-C: A Better Way to Toggle Booleans

Objective-C is an extremely verbose language, and there’s no need to add to the redundancy with unnecessary code to toggle a boolean…

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The Art of Programming is the Skill of Controlling Complexity

Nowadays, the simplest code is always what impresses me the most. Always strive to develop “simple” solutions. Those who inherit your code will praise you for it.

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String Formatting Examples: Objective-C vs JS, Ruby, PHP & Python

If you’re coming from PHP or Javascript, you may be intrigued by Objective-C’s style of displaying variables and objects in strings. Luckily, if you’ve ever had to do any C…

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iOS Dev Tip: The Best Way to Rename a Project in Xcode

If you’re coming from another developing environment, you maybe surprised to see that Xcode has no “Save As” menu option.   So then, what’s the preferred way to rename your…

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WordPress Dev Tip: How to Change the Default Excerpt Length

Wondering how to change the default excerpt word count length in a WordPress theme? In this post, I’ll show you how you can quickly customize it on your own. You’re…

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Side One Media Featured on LoveBootstrap.com

Being a developer is a never-ending job, and time is always at a premium.  Even though we were balancing a full client load, we realized that we had to have…

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Current focus: App & Web Development
Preferred Environments: OS X, iOS, Xcode, Sublime Text
Current skills: SWIFT, Objective-C, iOS SDK, CoreData, CoreAudio, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Wordpress
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems Technology
from PURDUE University


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