Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.
The bear is the pilot? I love this movie
Man watches Star Wars for the first time and blogs it.
My time with C# and Azure showed me the sharp edges in Objective-C that I wasn’t fully aware of before. It’s not that Objective-C is a bad language (it’s pretty great), but it’s also built on a foundation that makes things that should be simple not so simple.
Even the developer tools were lacking. The iOS publishing and beta experience has been laughably bad for years, especially compared to what Google offers Android developers.
And then in two hours, Apple shut me up. They pretty much offered a solution for every single thing I have bitched about over the past five years. Extensions, CloudKit, a new iTunes Connect. And Swift, an entirely new programming language that will likely power the future of iOS and OS X development for years to come.
I came into this years WWDC fairly mellow to what would or wouldn’t be announced. There wasn’t any anticipation or excitement the night before. Just a standard amount of curiousity. After the Keynote, I can’t remember being that excited since the announcement of the original iPhone. They blew the roof of Moscone.
In addition to the resources that Apple has provided, Thinkful, an on-line learning platform, launched a landing page for “The world’s first Swift course” on Monday night. Darrell Silver, Co-Founder and CEO of Thinkful, collaborates with a roster of mentors to assist students through the development education process. “We have a subset of mentors that are really interested in curriculum development overall and as soon as [Swift] was announced, they were asking if they could do it and two hours later it was launched,” Silver said. The team is waiting until July to host the class so that they have time to iterate on the course, which Silver said has already received a strong response.
Thinkful’s gonna be offering Swift classes for those of you who are into it.
It’s estimated that up to 800,000 eggs cross the border every year and while there have yet to be any reported fatalities, it’s only a matter of time before a child chokes on a tiny house with googly eyes or a pen shaped like a ski.
No one in Canada dies from them, but import them into America and SOMEONE WILL DIE.
While working on my graphic novel, I had another amazing story fall in my lap. When my grandfather died, we found proof he had a secret son. My secret uncle, it turns out, is a serial con artist and possible polygamist, leaving a trail of broken families across the US. Now it’s time to unravel his deceptions and to plan the next step.
Woah. This is crazy and awesome.