Weekend Reading, August 19, 2016

Published: Fri, 08/19/16

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Happy Friday fellow Clean Swifters. Who’s watching the Olympics? There’s something that professional software engineering has in common with professional sports: practice makes perfect.

How do you practice your craft?

Reply to this email and let me know. I'll include your quote next week.

Reading is a big part of how I stay up to date, and I use the weekends as catch up time. Here’s what I’ll be reading this weekend.

Happy cleaning, Andy

Ray Wenderlich

When prepping to interview at Google, the recruiter actually suggested I use TopCoder to practice coding problems. Looks like there are a lot of other great ideas in here to sharpen your axe.


I’m always looking for new ideas on how to refactor my view controllers to keep them skinny.


Enums …as data models?


This article jumped out at me because I had noticed in Google documentation that to use Firebase in an iOS app you MUST use Cocoapods > 1.0 for installation. That isn’t always possible so I wanted to see what Mokagio came up with.


I think sometimes the high level, super encapsulated, APIs available from Apple and other 3rd parties make it easy to overlook the verification of security in our apps. This looked like a good article to remind yourself not to take it for granted.

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