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Apple Quality is Down the Shitter


In 2007, I got a job with EffectiveUI here in Denver as a Flex Developer.  I’ll never forget my first day there: I was sitting alone at my desk for almost the entire day with nothing to do because nobody there had thought to have a computer ready for me when I started… (I actually spent […]


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What’s the point of your library if you won’t tell me how to use it?

Friday morning. 9:00 AM. Last day of the work week. Your Trello board says there’s one more feature to add to Rocket Smack! and that’s the ability to post your high score to Facebook. You’ve never integrated with a social network before and you have a whole day to get it working. You’re excited to […]


Coding Standards Are a Farce!

As young companies prosper and development teams grow, the inevitable conversation always becomes about agreeing on a set of coding standards that every developer must rigidly follow. We’ve all been there for the same tired meeting. The Meeting “Every one of us most write our code the same way to be successful.” “But we’ve had […]


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When dismissing a modal causes your view to drop 20 pixels…

Today, I ran into a problem where I have a view displaying and I present a modal. Everything is fine, but when I dismiss the modal, the original view has now moved up about 20 pixels — very noticeably the height of a status bar. I’ve run into this problem a few times during a […]


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Quite Possibly the Best Tweet Ever?

John BlancoJohn Blanco is a freelance iOS and Xamarin developer living in Lakewood, CO. He’s been developing mobile apps for 10 years, beginning in the medieval days of Java ME and Blackberry, making him the ultimate hipster mobile engineer. Follow him on Twitter!More Posts Follow Me:



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