What's New - July 2020


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July 21, 2020

Perserverance. Commitment to "doing" with advice from Duncan Wardle, Eugene Walingford, James Propp, and Austin Kleon. Also, links to my food post on Peaches and Grits, training at try! Swift World, and struct's init. Maggie's link to directional hearing, and Dave Verwer's Swift Package Index and iOS Dev Weekly.

July 3, 2020

Here is an outline of what I'm working on for the second half of 2020.

July 6, 2020

I have a better understanding of @State following this year's WWDC session on Data Essentials in SwiftUI. That's the topic of this month's edition of "Drawing your own Conclusions."

July 6, 2020

One of my favorite things that Julia Child did during cooking demonstrations was point to her mistakes and how she could fix them. That's what I'm going to do for you today - though the milieu is SwiftUI.

July 7, 2020

The journey to finding out what your role is. Also, my plans for this year, a comic on SwiftUI's @State, is it safe to go back to the gym, Maggie's link to a potato skins video, and Chris Eidhof's diagram of Data Property Wrappers for his Thinking in SwiftUI book.

July 8, 2020

View Builder allows us to conditionally return different types of views from body in SwiftUI. Here's a quick example that let's us indicate whether or not you can navigate in from a cell.

July 9, 2020

The man who killed Kim was on the phone while he was driving. Wear a mask.

July 10, 2020

Berry season is my favorite time to enjoy yogurt. It turns out, that it is very easy to make yogurt at home.

July 12, 2020

If you’ve never made your own refried beans, you may be surprised that it’s much easier to make than you expect. (Also, it’s not really fried.)

July 13, 2020

I'm in stage two of leaving Facebook and am launching a new site to host the personal essays I would have posted there. Here's a bit about that.

July 14, 2020

Giving good notes to others means trusting them to come up with the implementation - communicate clearly what you want from their work. Also, links to my essay on leaving Facebook, food posts on Yogurt and Refried Beans, a cool visual math proof, Maggie's link on MIDI, and SwiftUI Lab's Matched Geometry effect.

July 16, 2020

I hate that we have to retype the init for a struct - even though it is derived for us - just to set it's access level as public or private.

July 18, 2020

Beautiful Saturday at the North Union Market picking up fresh locally grown peaches, corn, and other delights. The corn accented some tasty grits topped with chili.

July 20, 2020

Join me for updated courses on getting started with SwiftUI and Combine online at try! Swift World. Coming soon a new class on Lists and Grids in SwiftUI and on Higher-Order Functions in Swift Collections.

July 21, 2020

Perserverance. Commitment to "doing" with advice from Duncan Wardle, Eugene Walingford, James Propp, and Austin Kleon. Also, links to my food post on Peaches and Grits, training at try! Swift World, and struct's init. Maggie's link to directional hearing, and Dave Verwer's Swift Package Index and iOS Dev Weekly.

July 22, 2020

This year Combine introduced a new function assign(to:) which takes a publisher. I like it a lot. Even with the & they added to it today.

July 23, 2020

It could be that I deeply misunderstand this, but after living with the ampersand for a day and comparing the way I use assign(to:) to other Combine and SwiftUI patterns, the use of the inout parameter in assign(to:) feels odd to me.

Some thoughts on another law of large numbers. Probability, Statistics, and Corona.

July 28, 2020

On the importance of nothing. Also, QI on the number of milliseconds in a day, links to last week's writing, Dora the Explorer, literally, Maggie's link on stealing signs with machine learning, and Haskell Love.

July 31, 2020

The CDC says you should send your kids back to school in the fall. I look at their discussion of the risks.

July 31, 2020

We make so many decisions in a day that aren't really very important. What about those really incredibly difficult ones that can come back to haunt us?