Move Zeroes – Algorithms

Come across a task in an Interview or a website that challenges you to this. The thing that intrigues me is a good challenge (and many a times I do struggle with it, I am no Genius) However it is still worth a try.

Using Swift techniques for Drawing

The long discussion on is Code an Art or a Science will continue for years to come because there will always be two sides to it and I am not attempting to join or fuel that discussion. However, I feel that in my lifetime I have been lucky to get exposure to a whole lot […]

Validating Strings for Numbers

Swift is gaining popularity with Developers and as companies are considering Swift for their projects. Over a period since the publication of my Swift book (at Swift v1.2) there are many that keep up to date with the new features in Swift and there are those that are now considering the move to Swift or […]

Convert Binary String to Integer

How do you convert Binary String to it’s Integer Value? There are many approaches to convert Binary strings to Integers. One approach could be to iterate through all of the characters in the string and add the value of 2 raised to the power of the index.

Heads or Tails – Using and understanding Swift

It would be nearly a year since Swift was announced by Apple. It soon became the language of choice for many developers. It is one of the fastest adopted programming language till date. Not only that, it also has one of the largest repository of source code using Swift. Here’s a look at both sides […]

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You’re My Favorite Waste of Time

This song from Paul Owens released somewhere around 1986 summarizes very well what Swift means to a lot of developers today. This is a subtle way of suggesting that Swift in it’s evolutionary phase is a bit difficult to work with. It would still be fine if the updates and changes were a year down […]

My Wishlist for Playgrounds

Apple Playgrounds are amazing and for those that are using it know how it works best for them. Some use it for algorithms, some for testing code, etc. One of the reasons that I think playgrounds is important is the integration. The integration of commentary and code that make it seem more like an interactive […]

WIP: Use Swift Arrays like Lua Tables

This is work in progress and there are somethings that Swift cannot do where as Lua excels with them. Since everything in a Lua table is a reference or a pointer, you can recursively add table to refer to subtables. You could also store functions in the tables and invoke them based on the key. […]

Tip: Creating an Int from a String in Swift

Talking to a couple of developers over various mediums about Swift has had mixed results. However one thing that came up again and again was that it is a little confusing. While confusing in the literal sense would not be the correct word. So let me elaborate the issue first.