Were you passed on a job opportunity because you were blind on user experience topics? Do you feel challenged in educating clients, colleagues, or even managers on user interface topics? Here is a list of references that can help you.
Core ML’s tools to convert other framework’s machine learning models is a pretty awesome feat in itself. However it is by no means complete. I found some issues in converting models which outputs images. Issues which took me a few weeks to solve even after many consultations to Google and Apple’s own forums. But here’s the solution and I’m sharing it with you so that you don’t have to experience the same predicament which I had.
I’ve been toying around with retraining machine learning models — one for generating prose and the other for processing photos and separate objects from its background. Here are some of the challenges I encounter as a total newbie and how I got around it.
Lighting talk on creating unique random identifiers yet stay within 63 bits of a long integer.
Are you being hunted by Xcode command line tools? Have you uninstalled it only to realize that it came back again? If you already have the Xcode installed and really need the full IDE, don’t waste space by having the command line tools installed as well. Here’s how.
Leaders who destroy are political and myopically focused on results. They use pressure, fear, and hierarchy to motivate.
Make thousands of unique 64 bit identifiers at every millisecond without the need of global synchronization.
Programming Cocoa apps with Swift has it’s many caveats. Many of these are derived from the fact that there are two language runtimes at play, the incumbent Objective-C runtime which is used by system frameworks and the Swift runtime as a newcomer. Here is one hard lesson learned (and workaround) when dealing with state restoration problems in a Swift app.
How to safely try out Apple’s new machine learning libraries without bricking your main machine. Goodbye beta blues, hello new ideas!
Futures/promises are great to coordinate persistence and views to ensure responsiveness in today’s native apps. However bringing thousands of lines of foreign code just to have this small functionality may not be cool. Here’s a hundred-line implementation of futures/promises in Swift 3.1
Having social sharing functions on every page in your blog seems intuitively useful. However these could easily be exploited by malicious people to do bad things and pass the blame onto you. Learn what is the problem behind these social media buttons and what you should do as a webmaster.
It’s high time you update your macOS app to support the Touch Bar. You’ll need to have some strategy on how to design your Touch Bar interface – don’t just pour any buttons into it. Here’s some tips on how to work this new hardware.
Have you been asked to do a sample project as part of a hiring process? I’ve done it, not only once but **twice** as part of the same process. Here are those projects. You should be able to learn a thing or two from it Either learn the iOS programming techniques behind these two 40-hour projects or learn how to hunt for purple squirrels.
Apple is enforcing a stronger encryption that applications need to use when connecting to their backends. Is your server secure enough to meet Apple’s standards? Being HTTPS doesn’t necessarily imply that it’s good enough.
Apple’s latest operating system updates – iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan – are enforcing stronger network encryption. This is wonderful for users – however it could mean extra work for developers and system administrators.
In short, applications are strongly encouraged to use HTTPS, TLS 1.2 and perfect forward secrecy. You might be saying to yourself, “We’re already serving through HTTPS, so we’re good.” As it turns out, it may not be that simple. It isn’t for Microsoft and you could be affected as well. Yes, at least one of Microsoft’s web services isn’t yet up to Apple’s security standards as of this writing.