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👋 I’m Ben Scheirman. I’m a software developer from Houston, where I live with my wife and 5 kids.

I run nsscreencast.com, a site that produces screencasts for iOS & Mac developers.

I also do software development consulting for iOS, Mac, and backends with Rails. You can find out more about this at ficklebits.com.

I do a couple of podcasts with friends (vibrato.fm and appdevdiary.com)

If neglected blogs are of interest to you, you can find mine at benscheirman.com!

RT @iSH_app@twitter.com
New build is out with cool stuff like
- ssh
- ffmpeg
- servers
- etc

Honored to be a guest on Dave’s Podcast.

If you’re interested in my software journey, give it a listen!
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RT @raelyard@twitter.com
Developer On Fire #397 - Ben Scheirman @subdigital. Please subscribe,listen,share. developeronfire.com/podcast/ep
twitter.com/raelyard/status/10

📅 nsdateformatter.com is now running Swift 4.2, Vapor 3,

Also refreshed the design and added SSL support.

Still a few more things to do, but happy to have this checked off my list.

RT @johnsundell@twitter.com
Getting started with unit testing *doesn’t* mean that you have to:

💯 Test everything all the time
♻️ Do Test Driven Development
👻 Setup complex mocks
🚫 Follow any strict rules

Testing is a tool, not a way of life. Use it to find & fix bugs, to improve your app. That’s it 😊

The future is amazing. I just got a phone call from a shipping service confirming my appointment.

“We are sorry, an application has occurred.”

And then hung up.

👍🏼💯 A+ Would 2018 again.

RT @davedelong@twitter.com
@pilky@twitter.com @wookiee@twitter.com @afwaller@twitter.com @subdigital@twitter.com If you or your friends have every considered date programming, be sure to contact @davedelong@twitter.com for therapy and consultation.

RT @nickoneill@twitter.com
Trying to make a Schumer slack emoji this morning and I ended up with this monstrosity - you're welcome Twitter

Dates are hard
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RT @davedelong@twitter.com
@subdigital @wookiee Nooooooo…. Please use “y”, not “yyyy”.

“yyyy” zero-pads years that aren’t four digits, and there are multiple calendars w/ 2 or 3-digits years (Japanese, Chinese, republic of china)

“y” is the natural length of the year. “30” for Japanese cal, “2018” for Gregorian, etc
twitter.com/davedelong/status/

RT @davedelong@twitter.com
@subdigital@twitter.com @wookiee@twitter.com Nooooooo…. Please use “y”, not “yyyy”.

“yyyy” zero-pads years that aren’t four digits, and there are multiple calendars w/ 2 or 3-digits years (Japanese, Chinese, republic of china)

“y” is the natural length of the year. “30” for Japanese cal, “2018” for Gregorian, etc

RT @fassko@twitter.com
If you’re using OSLog be aware that .debug and .info by default are going to memory not to Console.app. Thanks to @NSScreencast by @subdigital for clearing this out. I’m really glad that I took subscription for that.

RT @kuba_suder@twitter.com
Specifically, use yyyy in Cocoa; in Ruby/Python etc., Y is year with century and y is last two digits 😅 twitter.com/subdigital/status/

You want an example, I hear you say?

nsdateformatter.com/

Plug in “2018-12-31” for the date, and “MMM YYYY” for the year.

—> “Dec 2019”

¿u wot m8?

This is your periodic reminder that your date formatters should use `yyyy` and not `YYYY`.

Yes it will work (99% of the time even) But when it bites you… you’re gonna have a bad time.

For the curious:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_week

RT @jsnell@twitter.com
Apple killed its book- and calendar-building tools in Photos, but Mimeo and Motif can pick up the slack. Here are the details: sixcolors.com/post/2018/11/pho

Gave up on Tmobile (oh boy was that experience a special kind of awful)

Tried AT&T and got an activation error, had to call. But this time the 1st person was able to help me in about 10 minutes. All set now.

If you’re looking for iPad Cellular plans, don’t use T-Mobile.

RT @twostraws@twitter.com
🎉 I just posted the results of this year's Swift Community Awards! You can find the full results on the site, but I'll pick out a few highlights: hackingwithswift.com/awards

Setting up T-Mobile on the new iPad Pro is a complete shit-show.

I now have 2 accounts, both are stuck, and customer care seems to have no idea how this works.

@TMobileHelp@twitter.com

It’s that time of year again…

I wrote this tool 2 years ago to track gift buying and has proved to be super useful.

It’s free, so please take it for a spin :)

gifty.af/

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