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iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook

Swift and iOS8 Programming Books

My book collection is growing.  I find books to be the fastest way for me to learn.  Tutorials, sample code, even lectures are alright, but I really grab concepts faster through reading.  Thanks to a good Christmas haul of iTunes cards I’ve been able to really stock up.  Each one has different value to me,...

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air - Typing Mode

Product Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air

I recently purchased this keyboard case after my wife had bought the older ‘New iPad’ version for hers and really liked it.  The original case that she uses is far thicker and heavier, but does make a nice keyboard case for her.  I have gone through three or four various keyboard cases, including the Belkin...

Learning and Using Your Knowledge

Falling Behind – Learning and Using Your Knowledge

As I have waited forever to post yet again, I was thinking about how much of a struggle it is to stay current and engaged in our modern I.T. environment.  Many of us specialize, focused on particular aspects of technology that drives the world on a daily basis.  It may be web design, networking, servers,...

Swift Programming Language

Swift or Objective C?

Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I last posted. Anyway, I’ve been holding a mental debate for the last few weeks about the new programming language, Swift, by Apple.  There has been a mix of opinions about it, a lot of excitement, but in general, many of the more veteran coders are continuing in...