Work, not methodology

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Steven Sinofsky spent a lot of time at Microsoft (1989 to 2012), and wore many hats from programmer to program manager to general manager, across a wide range of products. The only thing he lacks in depth of experience is being at other companies and thus other corporate cultures. Nevertheless, he’s got enough experience to know that “learning by shipping” …

iOS Developer tips

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Stuart Hall wrote a nice article listing things that, if he was starting as an iOS developer today, that he’d like someone to tell him. I didn’t see any way to comment on Mr. Hall’s site, so I have to write here. I won’t repeat what Mr. Hall said, just comment. But I do need to borrow his list since …

Happy 2013!

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Happy New Year from Hsoi Enterprises! We thank you for your support in 2012, and look forward to what 2013 will bring. Hopefully some things will be settling down and our current project will get to see some light. Thank you for your patience. We’re excited!

Let’s try Bitbucket

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Earlier this year we moved our version/source control to git. Of course, if you use git, you use GitHub. But what about Bitbucket? Let me back up a bit. At a prior gig I got to use some Atlassian products, specifically JIRA and Confluence. I think the company also had Bamboo, but the team I worked with had a different build/CI …

PracticeDeck 1.1.1 submitted

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And now the PracticeDeck app has been submitted to the iTunes Store for Apple’s review. This update is minor, bringing better compatibility with iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Existing versions of the app should work fine, this just works better.

kwikkEmail 1.0.2 submitted

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Just finished submitting a minor update to kwikkEmail. Version 1.0.2 brings iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support to the app. Nothing major, just helping the app play nice under those conditions. Hopefully it will be released soon… but it’s all in Apple’s hands now.

Less is more

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Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to cut away. – Antoine de Saint Exupéry Too many people hear the word “simple” and think it means “easy”. Far from it. Simplification is one of the hardest things to do, usually because it requires restraint and discarding. But when we can make …