As fate would have it, I'm wearing my black v-neck today.
I posted a more different talk about Realm recently, and this one goes into a bit more technical detail on things. I'm always wary of relying on 3rd party libraries in my projects, especially for something as important as data storage, but these Realm guys really seem to have their shit together. I'm looking forward to trying to implement a Real DB in a current project I'm working on.
A lot of really good tips in this post.
I'm digging this ongoing Apple + Bill Hader relationship.
Apparently this is 3 weeks old? Guess it just goes to show how little I see commercials these days.
Tesla has officially launched their latest consumer vehicle, the Model X:
The latest version of Apple's desktop OS dropped today... with little fanfare. There was no event, and the apple.com homepage remains unchanged. Even Apple's marketing department could come up with little else to say about the release other than it "...improves performance in a bunch of little ways that make a big difference."
I wasn't on the El Cap betas, and after upgrading today I was actually hard pressed to figure out what I should be looking at that was different. I shook the mouse to make the cursor grow, put a couple of apps into full screen mode to see how I liked it (I didn't), and... that was about it.
So far my favorite feature is the ability to hide the menu bar (which goes nicely with a hidden dock), and I'm not even 100% sure I'm going to stick with it being that way. Things seem fast, and I'm trying Safari as my default browser again until something annoys me enough that I switch back to Chrome.
This is what we wanted, right? For Apple to slow down, and focus on quality instead of trying to revolutionize everything every year? Well, nobody can accuse Apple of biting off more than they can chew with El Capitan.
I'm actually starting to feel real regret that I'm not yet capturing Live Photos of my son.
I haven't used Realm before, but after watching this talk I'm definitely going to be checking it out. It seems like could be a pretty solid replacement for Core Data. Fast, simple API, thread safe, works on both iOS and Android - a recipe for success.
It's funny - I signed up for Realm.io's mailing list a while back to get notified when they post a new iOS talk to their site (It's how I heard about the Andy Matuschak's "Refactor the Megacontroller" talk, for instance). But up until today, I didn't even realize that Realm's main gig was this local storage technology.
A collection of images of incorrect status bars, including some examples from Apple. It's as good an indication as any that the APIs for controlling the status bar style are pretty messed up.
Quick! What's the best way to give your app a global "light content" status bar? (Would be great if it was this dropdown, but it's not.)