Add Video Thumbnails in your apps

While a majority of the apps that are being made and will continue to be made are templates based on social media like features, the could be a requirement that it will have to display a video thumbnail. This is not difficult because at the end of the day they are simply images that represent […]

Rotate an Array in place

The interesting things that you would face during Interviews are mostly in the form of puzzles and challenges. These are meant to not tickle your brain but instead it can stump you. On top of that, if you really give it a thought, some of these questions or scenarios are based off bad architecture and […]

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 […]

The  Watch – Deploying an app

It’s more than a year since the  watch was released, however I bit the bullet and got my hands onto (or rather a watch on my hand). While I can write about how useful the  watch is or how can we use it effectively, this article is all about developing for the  […]

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.

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 […]

Chaining cout in swift like C++

In an earlier article, we discussed the possibility of adding a cout like functionality in Swift as seen in C++ (http://swift.oz-apps.com/2015/04/using-a-cout/). There were a couple of impediments that prevented the full functionality of our cout function. Let us revisit that and add chaining