I’ve been trying for a long time to come up with a setup for using my iPad Pro as a development tool. There is a ton of options out there, mostly in the form of text editors and terminal emulators or some combination thereof. None made me happy. I want a full IDE, with no compromises. I see no reason why iPad Pro cannot be … Continue reading I built an ultimate development environment for iPad Pro. Here is how.
In May 2017, IDG has laid off a good chunk of its publishing staff after the acquisition by a Chinese investment firm. In a way, that was the inevitable. Computerworld, an IDG publication, had its last printed run in 2014 and they struggled to stay afloat as a digital edition. The age of glossy computer magazines is pretty much over. It just so happens that … Continue reading The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive
I wanted to see if I would like Apple Watch. It just so happens that at work we have an inventory of test devices and I was able to borrow one for a couple of days. The short story is that I didn’t like it. Setting up The watch I borrowed was an older Series 1. When I first paired it with my phone, it … Continue reading I tried an Apple Watch for two days and I hated it
I thought this would never happen, but it did. I am not sure if I should feel honored that someone plagiarized my article, but someone did. They did such a bad job at copying my article that they left one of the links in it that point back to my blog. I got a WordPress ping-back request – that is how I found out. If … Continue reading Copyright in the 21st century or how “IT Gurus of Atlanta” plagiarized my and other’s articles
November of 2016 marked five years of my work at Liquid Analytics. On New Year’s Eve in 2011 I wrote: Breezing through your day at work is a recipe for stagnation. Any spare brain cycles you have at work should be spent on thinking about how to improve yourself and your project. The biggest lesson for me from 2011 is that change is good. Change … Continue reading Here is to a great 2017!
Whether my third grader becomes a software engineer when she grows up remains to be seen. The ability to customize and extend the behavior of a computer is a skill that is going to remain with her for the lifetime. If she wants to be an educator she can make educational apps. If she becomes a business person or a scientist she will be able to use computers to her advantage. This is what being a citizen developer is all about. Continue reading Collaborative work in the cloud: what I learned teaching my daughter how to code
I can’t help but be left underwhelmed by Apple announcements. I am not some Windows fanboy – I’ve been using Macs for the past 16 years. Ever since Steve Jobs has died Apple has been flipping around with no real direction. Raw hardware specs The MacBook Pro used to be top of the line laptop for creative professionals and software engineers. Nowadays Surface laptops have … Continue reading Apple’s announcements no longer excite me