This is how to reduce your software development costs without sacrificing quality

How can I work with top developers and stay within my budget? There’s a common perception that top-quality developers are too expensive, and it comes with a hint of truth. As more and bigger organizations demand their services, quality mobile developers (and even the not-so-good ones) can command top rates. Some clients then attempt to …

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The Super Bowl 50 halftime show as a parable of software development

What are our best options? Adele, Taylor Swift, AC/DC. Too expensive. Coldplay bid 1/2 that. They’re pretty much U2. Our crowd wont know the difference. They’re here for the football anyway. […Halfway through planning] This is a disaster. How can we fix this? We’ll add a montage of past shows when we hired artists from our …

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The 5 signs you should not be spending money on software

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “External Development Bootcamp” Signs you should not be spending money on software This is part of a series of posts we’re writing to help entrepreneurs work better with external developers. This post will help you decide if you should wait before you hire a software developer. Software entrepreneurship …

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Testing API availability with Swift 2.0

With Swift 2.0, Apple introduced the #available syntax for declaring code only usable in specific iOS versions. This is much improved from previous solutions but the default approach makes it hard to test. This post will show a technique to write testable iOS 9 only code. Let’s start with an app that creates a Spotlight Search. …

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Stylish Devs Guide to Swift References (AltConf)

Thanks for watching. I hope you learned something new. I had to skim some material to fit the 30 minute time slot at AltConf. No worries, there are other excellent resources that cover these things in greater details. Swift Style and Usage iPhreaks (Podcast) with Dave Mauro iPhreaks (Podcast) with Natasha the Robot Structs (immutability) …

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