Summary of recent output

Here’s what I’ve been writing most recently:


“ToddlerCalm” is the founding principles we use to raise our son. They are from a book called “ToddlerCalm: A guide for calmer toddlers and happier parents” by Sarah Ockwell-Smith. It is available for Kindle and paperback. In the UK there’s also a ToddlerCalm 3-hour workshop. We have found what we learned invaluable in helping us understand what our son is going through growing up. (And thus how to deal with him.) This post is about what we learned from reading the book and attending the workshop.

Posted 26 Jun 2014. Tagged Reviews.

Resolutions Progress

Thought I’d post a quick note on progress with on my New Years Resolutions.

Posted 25 Jun 2014. Tagged Resolutions.

Losing weight by eating right

Losing weight is one of my new year resolutions. I started on a “reduced gluten” diet around 10th of January. My main motivation for this particular diet was in solidarity with my wife. She’s suspecting that gluten intolerance has an adverse effect on her health and wanted to verify this by elimination. Not sure what I expected, but the benefits I’ve had so far have exceeded them.

Posted 17 Feb 2014. Tagged Resolutions.

Spray Example

I love using Spray and its routing DSL for REST APIs but I’ve found a lot of the examples are just showing off its syntax. I’ve been missing examples of how you can use it to wire together a real application. Therefore I put together an example that goes a bit beyond the routing syntax to document my current understanding of best practices in that regard.

Posted 16 Feb 2014. Tagged Development, Scala.

Delighting your users with SBJson 4

I was asked to speak about SBJson at Cocoa Kucha 2 on the 16th of January 2014 and used the opportunity to try to explain why I think SBJson is still relevant—even after Apple added native JSON support to iOS 5 in 2011. This post summarises the main points of my talk.

Posted 15 Feb 2014. Tagged Development, Objective-C.