A 5-post collection
4 months ago

Epic fail - Swift protocols

programming   opinion   Swift   war stories  

It all started with what seemed like a simple thing, and indeed... would be if I was using Java. I had a view controller which manage a number of other view controllers. A very common scenario in any…

7 months ago

The trouble with Swift … or Objective-C

Swift   objective-c   programming   opinion  

For the past few days I’ve been confronting the awful truth - That Swift and Objective-C really don’t play well. It started some time ago. I have a DI frame written in Objective-C called Alchemic whic…

a year ago

Atlassian Confluence - A lesson in loosing touch


Yet again today I've been struggling to update a document in Atlassian Confluence. Bashing my head on the keyboard trying to get simple changes to work. Confluence used to be good. Atlassian used to b…

a year ago


opinion   testing  

Every time I've done a job interview in the last 10 years, TDD (Test Driven Development) has always come up in the discussion. In almost all cases, the more the people who have been interviewing me ha…

a year ago

Slandering other people's code - Code Smell !


There is nothing worse than someone standing over your shoulder and telling you that something is wrong with the code you've written. "That's a 'Code Smell'" they proclaim. "You should fix that" and w…