Dec 29, 2019
Using 3rd party frameworks in Xcode Playgrounds
How to use 3rd party libraries in Xcode Playground for faster prototyping
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Dec 30, 2019
Resetting iOS Simulator for UI tests
How to reset the iOS Simulator to completely clear its slate between runs
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Dec 25, 2019
Test Driven Development in Xcode Playgrounds
Using Xcode Playgrounds to write test driven code
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Mar 17, 2018
Test or Go Fishing — a guide on how to write better Swift for iOS
Slides from my TechTalks Timisoara talk
Apr 05, 2017
TDD-ing your Realm objects in Xcode Playgrounds
Learn how to test Realm object and truly embrace test driven development
Mar 28, 2017
Using old versions of Swift in Xcode
Apple released new versions of iOS, watchOS, tvOS & MacOS yesterday, and with it came a new version of Xcode, 8.3, that only includes Swift 3.1 — the latest and greatest of Swift. This becomes a problem if you’re using a 3rd party libraries in binary form.
Nov 15, 2016
Morality in software development
There is absolutely no doubt on the ubiquity of digital devices in our lives and the impact that software has on us as a society. And, as software developers, we live in a world where it is, at times, unlikely to see the direct result of our actions — despite having a more direct channel of communication with the end users.
Oct 03, 2016
A “What’s wrong with this Swift code?” problem
a simple “what’s wrong with this Swift code” interview problem I stumbled across; it highlights a side effect of computed class variables
Feb 13, 2016
Explaining technology well is hard
a great example of a relatively complicated concept explained so any soldier could understand it
Jan 30, 2016
One of the most instructive conferences I’ve been to — you should not miss it next year.
Jan 29, 2016
My dotSwift 2016 talk “The Forgotten Cloud”
revisits the core concepts behind CloudKit APIs, including CloudKit.js
Jan 02, 2016
The New Year Resolution to Fail
By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. Decide during the Summer and prepare for it!
Nov 22, 2015
Must Watch: Jeff Bezos on the Future of Amazon (1999)
An amazing insight into the early days of Amazon and on how to make it
Oct 24, 2015
NSLondon talk - "Developers' Emergency Guide to Public Speaking"
A pragmatic guide on how to plan, create and deliver a technical talk, with minimum stress, maximum enjoyment and positive conclusion
Sep 19, 2015
My tips for when speaking at a conference
my humble list of tips for when speaking at a conference
Jun 22, 2015
Dev Talks gathers great community leaders, innovations and fun, the key ingredients to explore the trends that will shape Mobile, Web, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things.
Oct 02, 2014
Curious Minds aims at building a tech hub in Brasov, a community of developers who like to know everything and never stop wondering.
Jul 06, 2014
This morning I ran, for the first time ever, well... in 20 years, a 10 km distance.
Jun 18, 2014
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But..."
Jun 15, 2014
My impromptu motivational speech at iOScon
iOScon 2014 was the first conference that I've co-organised. I was really energised by the whole environment and, since the common theme across the participants and sponsors seemed to be the lack of developers available, I've decided to encourage the participants that they should find their dream job.
Jun 08, 2014
As Swift was announced, Swift & LLVM's creator Chris Lattner joined Twitter and his first tweet was an instant success.
Jun 02, 2014
WWDC2014: Apple introduced Swift
Swift is a new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch that has been created as a successor for Objective-C; nevertheless, developers can use both Swift and Objective-C in the same project.
Apr 07, 2014
DevWeek 2014 talk: "iOS developer overview"
So, you're a developer, but you have never worked with iOS? In this session, I provided a head start on how to plan, build, debug and release iOS 7 apps.
Apr 01, 2014
DevWeek 2014 talk: "Prototyping saves your bacon"
Prototyping is often a misunderstood subject, especially when it comes to mobile apps. It is often mistaken for wireframing or detailed project specifications.
Feb 14, 2014
Been to Timisoara (a town in west Romania) to teach iOS.
Jan 10, 2014
Without doubt, 2013 was the year our worst fears materialised. The Snowden revelations confirmed what some people already knew and others fantasied. Scary!
Aug 14, 2013
Whilst visiting Rome, we stumble upon this little gem
Jan 23, 2012
Prototyping your iPhone/iPad app
A talk I gave back on prototyping mobile apps, back in January 2012 at SkillsMatter.
Jul 29, 2011
My Code, My Rules - style guide heavily influenced by the "Zarra Studios Coding Style Guide"
Jun 14, 2011
My thoughts on "Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die" program
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live, now.