- Celebrate Christmas the Commodore 64 way!
- Netflix encodes everything 120 times, to account for all the formats they need to deliver to. I bet 100 of those are just Android devices. . .
- Here’s a dream job: An office with “library rules”.
- Something I couldn’t possibly agree with more: When learning programming, type the code! Cutting-and-pasting it won’t help you. It’s tough to explain, but you learn better when you type it out, even if it seems slow and tedious to you as you do it. When it comes time to write your own code from scratch, you’ll need that training to type stuff in from memory with no aid. Typing in the code you’re learning is the only way to go.
He built his own version of the user interface framework, the software that sits right above the graphics processor on an iOS device. Apple creates that for developers — it was completely unnecessary for him to do this. But this is the kind of thing he considers “fun.”
It’s reading stuff like that that makes me either (A) want to throw away all my Objective-C programming books and give up or (B) hit the books harder and learn faster. I’m still not sure which it is this time, though.