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State of iOS tooling


The current tooling around iOS development is a huge messed up mix ranging from not used much but technically pretty sane all the way to used by almost every project out there but technically a complete shit show.

Turning iOS Extensibility to 11


iOS has gained tremendous features for power users in recent years in the form of Extensions in different parts of the OS amongst other things, but I have a basic frustration with everything that has been added to the OS: Everything is based on the fact that the owner of the application has to opt in. This approach is tackling the problem at the wrong end to me. This very fact makes things like using 1Password in third party apps a pain in the ass for all the involved parties, which is in some ways understandable but frustrating non the less.

My backup strategy


The first iteration Backups are a pain in the ass. There are a billion ways to do them and even more ways in which your particular strategy can fail at any point. You might not even notice until you desperately need that one file back. Bitflips, bitrot and filesystems that need to study up on data integrity are very real things and might have awful consequences for the bits that make up the things you care about or can be exploited for shits ‘n giggels.

A Podcast Confession


Last year I was working a jobby job instead of going to university and whilst procrastinating on getting work done I all of a sudden stumbled upon ATP or also known as the Accidental Tech Podcast. Back then the very first episode I listened to was episode 98: Landmines, Pitfalls and Bottomless Pits and I fell love right away. Marco was having issues with scaling his Podcast feed crawler for Overcast, which was written in PHP, and wanted to try another language.

WWDC 2016


When the announcement of WWDC 2016 was intentionally or unintenionally revealed I knew that 2016 would be the year that I’d go into dept if I have to in order to fly to San Francisco. Unfortunately though I was not amongst the chosen ones who were granted to hand Apple 1600$, but that didn’t stop my excitement the slightest bit. I was determined to squeeze into cattle class for 14 hours in order to fly to San Francisco.