Having a website pop with a cool background can be a great thing. But using an image may be distracting even with a blur. I’ll walk you through the steps I take to use an SVG pattern background in order to allow the webpage to have more depth without sacrificing readability.
Having completed my sophomore year in my Python Master Degree self-study program it was time to decide if I was going to stick with going to the junior and senior year or jump ahead.
A podcast listener posed a question this week about motivation which made me think about the tools we need to use in order to stick to our self-study goals.
We all hear about developing habits and sticking to a routine – but what happens when life breaks that habit. For the past month I fell off my routine and I’m not going to lie — getting back up has been difficult. Continue reading
In the first podcast I spoke about the Secret Origin of the Python Master Degree – where it came from and how does it work. If you missed it – check out this post.
Today, I thought I’d describe my progress through the program thus far. Continue reading
Last year I decided that 2019 would finally be my Python year so I developed an entire self-study curriculum to take me from zero to Kaggle competitions.
This year’s Google I/O introduced to me the Flutter SDK – Google’s mobile app SDK for creating iOS and Android Apps with one language – Dart. With Flutter’s Release Preview being announced I’ve started learning Dart in order to use Flutter and I’ve found it very easy to pick up. I’ll cover an introduction to Dart in this article. Continue reading
A common question facing an iOS team when starting a new App is whether to use Storyboards or not. As a professional iOS developer I don’t think this is an either / or question – you need to know both how to programmatically define and use UIViews (including Auto Layout) and how to effectively use Storyboards in a team environment.
At WWDC 2015 with Xcode 7 Apple introduced Storyboard References and the ability to Refactor your large storyboards into more manageable Storyboards from within Interface Builder to avoid the Storyboard merge conflicts. Continue reading
In an Instagram Clone app I started working on I had to make the following two customizations in order to match Instagram.
Changing the tint color on the tab bar and
Removing the bar item text in the tab bar
Today’s code challenge is about being cool.
A number is cool if it’s a multiple of 11 or if it is one more than a multiple of 11.
Return true if the given non-negative number is cool.