👋 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!
The single most insipiring athlete in America this week: Megan Rapinoe
1) Scored both goals against Spain
2) Told Trump to eff off
3) Scored both goals against France
Jony Ive just quit Apple. 💣
This is how democracy dies. When politicians get to draw the maps, it’s the politicians who decide who gets elected, not the people.
This is why Merrick Garland was so important. https://twitter.com/mcpli/status/1144246268119715842
#395 - Decoding Heterogeneous Arrays
Swam in this when I was a kid. Ice cold! 🥶
If you’re looking for a pastel sunset over sapphire blue water, you’re going to love evenings @CraterLakenNPS. Pic by Logan Villarreal (http://www.sharetheexperience.org). #Oregon #FindYourPark
This is cross-marketing, NSScreencast and Hacking with Swift style – I wear his hoodie, he wears my hat! Now if only I could get those @firstname.lastname@example.org folks in on the action… 😅 https://twitter.com/subdigital/status/1143262238431678464
Something pretty magical is happening in our industry right now. People who’ve been writing software for years/decades are suddenly finding enjoyment and whimsey with these new technologies.
SwiftUI is in its infancy, still rough around the edges, but it’s *fun*! https://twitter.com/jamesdempsey/status/1138561273862320128
Another free episode on SwiftUI for you fine folks!
✅ Yes, you can totally start learning & experimenting with SwiftUI on iOS without running the macOS 10.15 beta.
Just fire up a playground, import PlaygroundSupport, and assign a UIHostingController as your live view 👍
It's only the new Canvas feature that only works on 10.15.
This is a free episode, enjoy! https://twitter.com/NSScreencast/status/1139178753660243970
#394 - Making a Custom Subscribe Button
Woah. Wait. Is this legit? 😲
If you set “UIApplicationIsOpaque=NO” in your Info.plist, the user’s wallpaper is visible inside your app in iOS 13!
This has been disabled to third party developers since iOS 7! I hope this means we can finally use it! 😁
This * 4 daily
Me: *blasting music*
Mac: “oh, I better kill the music, your phone is ringing”
Me: “thanks, buddy, I appreciate that”
*I pick up the phone* “Hello?”
Mac: “My work here is done!” *cranks music again*
Me: *frantic scramble to turn music back off again*
Software, Screencasts, and Guitar
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