Empower Apps

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In this episode, Leo talks with Antoine van der Lee of WeTransfer and SwiftLee about maintaining and migrating messy and old projects - how to refactor them, avoiding third party libraries, implementing a style guide, and more.
Leo also gives some quick thoughts on this week Mac event with the M1 and let you know the latest in my conference appearances.

Show Notes


YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/bnAzZo3-N4g

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Nov 17 - 20, 2020
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On Simulators

  • RocketSim
  • Managing Multiple Simulators
  • Creating Movies and Gifs from Simulator
  • Preparing RocketSim for Big Sur

Dealing with Old Code

  • Your old code vs Someone else's old code
  • When do you need to rewrite the app?
  • How do you convince a manager?
  • Differences between agency and product work

Early Project Decisions

  • Dealing with Third-Party Dependencies
  • Refactoring by Unit Tests
  • Keeping File Size Down
  • Splitting Types with Extensions

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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What is Empower Apps?

An exploration of Apple business news and technology. We talk about how businesses can use new technology to empower their business and employees, from Leo Dion, founder of BrightDigit.