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Keep on Learning, but don't Forget to Remember

As developers we are constantly learning tips, tricks and new ways to accomplish our work. We continue to accumulate these tips daily, but at the same time we potentially forget the less used but relevant ones. A system is presented that ensures that these tips are remembered.

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Using State Machines to Handle Workflows

In this post we will discover how state machines can be used to handle workflows in a Swift iOS application.

6 min read
iOSSwiftUIKit

UITableView & UICollectionView: Killing stringly typed cells with Swift

In this post we explore how to use make use of the Swift type system to get rid of strings when working with UITableView and UICollectionView.

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iOSSwiftUIKit

Defined Methods in Rake Tasks; You're Gonna Have a Bad Time

Do you define methods within your Rake Tasks? You might want to reconsider that, or you're gonna have a bad time down the road. Walkthrough an example which illustrates a tricky gotcha and solutions to avoiding it.

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Introduction to Fisticuffs

In this post we explore Fisticuffs, a library for iOS to easily bind data to your UI.

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iOSMVVM

Sorting by Relative Popularity

In this post, we'll look at how players are recommended based not on their absolute popularity, but rather on their popularity relative to the popularity of their teammates.

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Jbuilder to AMS - A tested journey

Not everyone is creating a new Rails app from scratch. Most of us have existing ones which may use RABL, Jbuilder, or a number of other options to generate JSON responses. When we're refactoring large and important parts of our app, how can we test to ensure that refactoring doesn't change the app's behaviour? This article explores that by testing JSON endpoints as we change from Jbuilder to AMS.

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Go – from playing to production

Practical guide to getting starting with Go language; from playing to deploying your first project.

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Timezones in Python

Datetimes in Python can either be Naive or Aware. A naive datetime is a datetime that is unaware which timezone it is in. It could be in UTC, it could be in US/Eastern, but it doesn't know. All it knows is which date and time that it has.

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Respect HTTP Caching

API developers put a lot of time and effort to ensure that their API can scale. One effective way to mitigate load is to use HTTP caching. As developers we need to respect HTTP caching to not waste efforts.

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