Recently I was in a situation where I needed to convert hexadecimal data into ASCII text data and I had to pause because I needed to remember how this was done in a low level environment and it was escaping me off the top of my head. I was working close to the metal in a Darwin environment so I had C at my disposal, but I could not for the life of me remember the conversion from hexadecimal to ASCII for a stream of data like 0x6a, 0xdc. So that is the goal for this post, to describe my thou
When Swift was announced back in 2014 I can remember thinking that I needed to make a pivot in my development approach and take all of my Objective-C knowledge and apply it towards developing in the Swift programming language going forward. At first, I thought Swift would be a one-for-one replacement of Objective-C and there would not be much of a difference in the development process other than the syntax.
Since the announcement of CoreML at WWDC this year I have been very excited to get in and start researching all the capabilities of Apple's new machine learning framework. One of the ideas I had to test the capabilities of CoreML was to build a recommendation engine to provide users of an application with musical recommendations based upon a library of known selections.
Now that WWDC 2017 has officially come to a close I thought I would write a follow up recapping my wishlist from my previous article, Attending WWDC 2017, and then talk about some of the other big developer announcements from this year as well. First, let's recap Xcode command line tools. Xcode 9 had a lot of really nice updates this year.
Looking ahead to the rollout of Swift 4 on Jun 5th at WWDC I have been scanning the Swift Evolution Github page to get a feeling of which of the proposals will make the cut for Swift 4 and which proposals will push ahead to later version of Swift 4.*.