Coding & Development

13 02, 2017

Android Wear 2.0

By |2018-10-23T21:13:51+00:00February 13th, 2017|Android, Coding & Development, Tech News|

Android fans are excited about Google’s release of Android Wear 2.0 and with good reason. The previous version was primarily an extension of the Android phone. Now smartwatches supporting Android Wear 2.0 give users more freedom and personalization. New Features We’ve talked about the importance of both user interface and knowing your users multiple times [...]

23 01, 2017

How To Update an iOS Project to Use rbenv for Ruby Version Management

By |2018-10-01T18:19:27+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Apple/iOS, Coding & Development, Ruby on Rails|

As an iOS mobile developer, you may think you don’t need to manage Ruby versions in your project. Many iOS projects use CocoaPods which is a Ruby gem. Some projects may even use other Ruby gems such as fastlane for automating your deployment pipeline, or slather for reporting code coverage results. Here at Metova, we [...]

14 12, 2016
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A Guide to Migrating to Swift 3

By |2018-10-24T16:36:28+00:00December 14th, 2016|Apple/iOS, Coding & Development|

Prelude to Swift 3 Migration If you didn’t migrate to Swift 3 in September like the rest of us, do it now and start next year off right. If you’ve been holding off on making the update, here is some advice and guidance to ensure a safe and swift transition to the next version. Migrating [...]

10 10, 2016

How To Debug Complex Software

By |2018-03-23T13:44:46+00:00October 10th, 2016|Coding & Development|

As a mobile app developer, it’s imperative to be able to troubleshoot and find the root cause of an issue in a timely and efficient manner.  I’ve found working with more junior developers that the steps for effective debugging are much simpler than most would think.  The key is in taking a logical and step-by-step [...]

10 08, 2016

DRY Programming Practices

By |2018-03-23T13:44:43+00:00August 10th, 2016|Coding & Development|

Having a clean codebase is a good practice to get into. It makes your code easier to read as well as run more smoothly. One way to have a cleaner codebase is to use the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) programming principle. It is aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds, and is especially [...]

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