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Well its been a while. To say that I procrastinate is an understatement. It is about time that I start working on my long term plans.

I have had this blog in the works for the last three years. Three years you say? What have you been doing? I current work for a company called Westell Technologies as a Technology Manager. I have been doing real interesting work, but things are getting to the point that I need to start pursuing my long term goals.

My biggest long term goal is to become a independent software vendor. Like a lot of people I am evaluating writing software for the mobile application space. I am also evaluating writing software for the Mac platform.

I will blog my progress here and hopefully other people will find this interesting.

Recent Articles

A Reusable Observer Protocol Written In Swift

One design pattern that I use a lot is the observer pattern. The observer pattern is used when you have an object that needs to notify a list of objects that state changes have happened. This article discusses a reusable component, in Swift, I developed to speed up my development process.


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How To: Support User Editable Python Macros In A I Os Application

Last month I published a article on how to use JavascriptCore for extending a iOS application with macro support. While Javascript has many uses, as a way for application customization, it would not be my first choice.

A better choice to me would be a language like Python. Being curious, I wondered what it would take to to use Python. This article discusses what I found.


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How To Example: Extend A I Os Using Javascript Core As A Macro Engine

JavascriptCore is a framework that offers the ability for a iOS application to interact with javascript code. Primarily used for cross platform code sharing, it can also be used to extend a iOS application with macro capabilities. This framework offers a world of possibilities for extending any iOS application.


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How To: Custom I Os Activity Tracker View Using Ca Layers

The Apple Watch shipped with a captivating activity tracker. The center piece is a really cool spiral animation scheme showing the amount of activity during the day. This image is also shown on the matching iPhone Activity App. I have always wanted to see what it would take to implement this myself. The examples that I see typically use a custom drawRect override, but I always wanted to see what it would take to do with CAShapeLayers.

Implementing a 0-100% control is straight forward when using CAShapeLayer. But how do you implement a progress indicator that support progress values greater then 100%? This How To discusses a solution that I came up with along with it’s potential limitations.


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How To Display Custom Content On A External Screen From A I Os Device

Being able to display content on a external screen or device is a great capability to add to a iOS application. Especially how easy it is. This article will show the step required to to do this.


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