@shawn to my business associates, but you can call me Shawn Throop.

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A Canadian dancing with Saarländisches Staatstheater and a self taught iOS developer when I get the time.

Shiny is better.

The main preferences and authentication interface was a great playground to find the best architecture. I moved on to the compose view after and as of this afternoon I have a basic editor and drafts interface. #prosedev
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Over the last few weeks I’ve taken my time to experiment with different app architectures. Using reducers was a phase, now I’m swinging back to pure SwiftUI conventions that use simpler StateObject/EnvironmentObject relationship.
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Apple Photo widgets recommending photos under the title “At the Show” because they were taken in a theater, aka my workplace hahaha. It did pick out photos we took after a big premiere so may it’s not so simple minded.
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@33MHz speaking from experience, I will be forever grateful to my group for prioritizing being a safe space over a friendly one even if I didn’t know it at the time. We let each other all be weird, helped me find more of myself
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Thinking about it, I should have been more focused on building apps instead of abstractions. Also, what an abundance of riches we have today.
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While cleaning out old Playgrounds, it’s fun to look back on old code and the old problems I was trying to solve: stacked UIViews, UIView/Button styling, queue. All solved by recent Swift enhancements or frameworks
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I did try to consolidate some logic into a protocol and Swift started to throw the oddest of tantrums. It appears like Swift’s concurrency features mix better with pure functions than protocols at the moment.
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I’ve been experimenting with unidirectional reducers/view models [swiftwithmajid.com] and I’m finding them extremely helpful. Normally, I find reactive frameworks too clever for their own good but my “framework” is one class that’s less than 50 lines. Very neat #prosedev
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@33MHz ohm nom nom.

My local grocery store just started stocking a fake cream based “peanut butter” and I’m so furious I’ve considered a store 8 minutes further away. I’m very jealous
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Still waiting for my intel MacBook Pro to become cool enough to touch again. Xcode could not be replaced fast enough in my mind.
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Every time I jump back to Xcode, it never works. It’s becoming ridiculously infuriating using my everyday iPhone (updated to the latest OS) as a test device. I loose an hour troubleshooting bs just because one of two version numbers isn’t high enough…
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@thedoctor 🍻 sounds amazing! My friend group right now is me and my dog hahaha, we’re very jealous. First few days were surprisingly rough, though I rarely get sick so I might just be a big baby.

When’s the last time you had time off like you do now?
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@33MHz sounds like a really neat opportunity with comparatively low risk. I’m curious to see what it looks like and even more curious to see what you do with it.
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@33MHz damn! Congratulations man, sounds like a lot of work but I imagine it’s the rewarding kind. I’m jealous of a handy project like that, I love a good hammer and nail challenge.

Is it a future home, a flip&sell, or something else entirely?
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@33MHz the lamest. Headaches and fever kept me from coding at the start but the past few days have been quite productive
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@jws @33MHz first thought that popped into my head: Will it Blend?
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I’m still plugging away on the iPad. Wrote a Keychain wrapper last night, rewrote the networking layers, and updated the authentication endpoint.

I have all the pieces to start making the account management system. Really excited #prosedev
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I’ve been working on the Authentication flow for Prose for the past two days. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. #prosedev
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What did I miss?
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Hey all, been away for a bit. I had a few overloaded weeks at work, almost felt like normal for a bit haha. Then, this past Sunday I started feeling sick, test on Monday confirmed the rona. Feeling much better now.
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You gave up too much to turn back now.