Vim + Swift
Its been a few years since I last participated in Advent of Code, and I actually forgot about it until I saw some folks mention it on Mastodon. I’ve also been working on my Swift + iOS development skills this year, contributing to Pocket Casts iOS a few hours a week in addition to my…
Learning iOS Development, “properly”
I’m not really sure there is a singular proper way to learn anything, but I do know that there is a way that I learn things and that is through doing, not reading. So instead of messing around reading tutorials or massive O’Reilly books again (I think I’ve tried that twice over the years) I’ve…
Clap Like Nobody Is Watching
This post was just sitting in my drafts presumably waiting for me to add to it… then a year went by and I did nothing with it. So here it is now, better late than never. I’m not sure when this site just became an announcement blog for my work projects (I really need to…
Vote Like a Roman Emperor
Today my team launched our second WordPress block, the Vote block! The vote block lets your readers up or down vote content on your page that you’re looking for feedback on. You can already use it on your WordPress.com site or download the plugin for your self-hosted site here What do you think?
Either The Smartest or The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done
That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I’ve just imported the entire archive of my old blog at johncaruso.ca to this site. It was about 360 posts that date back to 2004 when I used to ramble on about mundane day to day things I was up to. Its been fun to re-read…
Its A Poll Block!
My team over at Crowdsignal has been working on a cool new poll block plugin for WordPress called Crowdsignal Forms. We officially launched it this week for self-hosted WordPress sites and on WordPress.com! Please go check it out if you’ve got a WordPress blog or website.
A New Beginning
I’ve had many web presences over the years. My first website (built with NetObjects Fusion and then Microsoft Front Page) was hosted on Geocities and it was a fan page for my heroes at the time: Patrick Roy, Saku Koivu and Jacques Villeneuve (if memory serves). After that I decided to learn HTML and build…
Introducing: tiny nags.
Part of my self-re-education these last few months has been learning different web frameworks that I’ve been interested in but haven’t had the time to dive into. As you may have seen from my last post, one of those is ReactJS, and I’m proud to finally be able to make public the small project I…
Piggy Backing on ReactJS’s ServiceWorker for Notification Event Listeners
New iOS App In The Works
My first foray into native (non Cordova) iOS apps has been in the works for the last couple of weeks. I read through Matt Neuburg’s iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals with Swift and Programming iOS 10 (although I cherry picked the parts I thought I’d need in this one) and then got started writing my first…