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Block comments, key bindings and feeling foolish!

Do you ever get stuck on something, and then when you work out what you were doing wrong you feel a bit foolish? I was just thinking – it would be much more convenient if there was a keyboard shortcut

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Learn iOS and Swift – interactive video course

Exciting news! For most of this year I’ve been busy working on a series of video tutorials in iOS and Swift, and this week we’re launching the Manning Early Access Program(MEAP) for the course. There will be 13 units in

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Learn iOS Development with Swift now!

Exciting news – the book I have been working on for almost two years, iOS Development with Swift, is now done, published, printed and available on Amazon or in a bookstore near you. The book is aimed at experienced programmers looking

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Migrating from AS3 to Swift

As iOS 11 no longer supports 32 bit apps, I’ve been revisiting an old app that was built in Flash/ActionScript3 (and packed in 32 bit) and decided it was an opportune moment to migrate it to native iOS Xcode/Swift. Migration

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Migrating to Codable from NSCoding

For those who came in late: Apple introduced the `Codable` protocol in Swift 4, which allows you to encode and decode your model types to data types such as JSON and property lists, and can be used instead of the

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Migrating to Swift 4 / iOS 11

Ah, it’s migration season again, that time when all the Swifts fly to the fertile breeding grounds of version 4. 🙂 In the past, migrating your code was a big deal when a new version of Swift was introduced –

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Updating push services certificate in heroku

Well, it was a year ago that I updated my app Grabble Words to use Parse Server (for storing data in the cloud) via herokuapp (for running applications in the cloud) and mongodb (database hosting service). Here‘s where I delved into some difficulties with

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