If we're honest code style (like the famous 'nested else') is silly little problem that we all care way too much about. Objective Clean is a Mac app makes it super easy to fix. My development team decided to take a stab at keeping style rules using the app ...

The Creative Process

You know Kibuishi nailed it when he said: "Creative process: 1) This is going to be awesome 2) This is hard 3) This is terrible 4) I'm terrible 5) Hey, not bad 6) That was awesome"

You know he nailed it because it received over 7,600 retweets and ...

Going for Gold

What I want

Let me start with a simple fact: I want the golden iPhone. I was depressed on launch day when, only 80th in line, I didn't get my new gold colored device. In fact, it was the first launch day I wasn't rewarded for waiting in ...

Programming Is The New MBA

It’s obvious to me that learning to program could be one of the best things you could do for your own career. Similar to an academic graduate program (like an MBA) programming will open many doors.

I love my job. There are definitely non-monetary benefits to this career. As ...

The best logos work on many stages

I got a couple comments after sharing the Athlon Sports article that ranked the best college football logos (the BYU Y is in the top 5). Andrew Madsen, for example, thought the current logo was utterly terrible.

I was reminded of this video by Will.i.am:

The current BYU ...

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." - Balancing work and family.

In case you don't know the line here is the video:

As you're leaving for work your wife says: "Don't forget the cannoli!" 

Your work is hard and can take a lot out of you. The end of the day comes, and you're still thinking about ...

It's a long read, but a great one. I love this portion of the article most:

One of the problems with these “X is slow” vs “X is not slow” articles is that nobody ever really states what their frame of reference is.  If you’re a web developer ...

A couple weeks ago, I reached out to the guys at Count.ly to express frustration that the SDK didn't persist events and data.

It's a big problem. If the device isn't connected for a period of time, or the server fails to respond, the SDK would ...

How we use GitHub as a killer bug tracker and code review tool

I like a place to organize my bugs and features. I don’t like to double track in my own to-do list and in a bug tracker. I’m also a huge fan of code review. It was important to me that code review integrated well with my bug tracker ...

I have a lot of friends using affiliate links for apps in the store. The click.linksynergy links are embarrassing. The redirection is ugly, and tacky. You can create affiliate links that generate revenue without the poor user experience.

Take an iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rise-sunrise-sunset-calendar ...

Ironically... You need to do it for you

When you’re the founder of a tech startup, your spouse will probably feel lacking in what your business demands from you most: time. You run into the frequent decision to sacrifice your time for your business, your health, or your family. You can’t choose them all. Every minute ...

Excited to see this post on Young Entrepreneur. It's something I'm sure a lot of us think about frequently:

The best way to hire A-players is to be one yourself. In my many interviews with Silicon Valley venture capitalists, I learned that the best startup CEOs have great ...

Two Xcode plugins I didn't know I needed

Mini Xcode

GitHub

Let's you select scheme and device with a simple (Ctrl + 7 Ctrl + 8) shortcut. It also lets me size every window the way I'd like. No restrictions based on the toolbar.

DerivedData Exterminator

GitHub

Puts a button up on the toolbar, and works well with ...

Donate because you're one of the Lucky Ones


Mick Hagen and Undrip are doing something cool over at lucky.undrip.com for the entrepreneur victims of Sandy.

Donate. I did. Then I downloaded the song from iTunes put it on repeat, and haven't stopped listening to it since. We really are the lucky ones.

Bryce Roberts posted about a service called SeeClickFix:

As with most crowd funding campaigns, these projects can be opened to anyone, anywhere to back. Given the right tools, I think they’d be surprised at the results the creativity and networks of their citizens can produce.
I’m really excited ...