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Any[Object]

You use Swift AnyObject wrong. Don't use AnyObject as a generics constraint. Don't do "is AnyObject", "as? AnyObject" to check if a variable is a class type. Don't use "AnyObject". Use "class" for a class-only protocol. Use "Any".…

Swift Runtime Performance - talk

Last week I had my last appearance with talk about Swift runtime performance. I enjoy the topic, and I had a ton of fun with preparing the speech, with the on-stage experience and afterward discussions. Since I'm done with this talk, I'd like to make a note and small summary.…

Funding (my) OpenSource work

Yes, ObjectivePGP is backed by the organization of a Fortune 500 company founder. We signed a 1-year long grant agreement, two months ago, and I'm delighted with it. What does that mean? That happened. My three years old project got funding. Around May we had the first talk about the…

Selling t-shirt > selling mobile apps. Dinosaurs.

Stop doing the apps. Start selling t-shirts. I spent an enormous amount of time doing apps, or even programs (before we begun to call it apps). I spent days on doing more or less challenging stuff like PGP implementation or Cryptography. Even the PDF counts (the spec is 756 pages)…

Framed faces. The real world status board.

Three weeks ago I got this idea to build something new. The Idea At PSPDFKit we use Slack a lot. It's in our veins. One of the routines is to check-in whenever one starts work. To do so, we go to the #inout channel and type just in or out…