Welcome to my website

Welcome to my home on the Internet. Here you'll find my notes and thoughts on whatever topic I'm currently exploring. Feel free to browse around.

I'm not very active on social networks. I prefer to share all my content through my website. So here is my recommendation on how to keep track of what I'm working, my tutorials, apps, notes, etcetera.

Subscribe using RSS to my blog feed or my notes feed. You can use any RSS Feed reader, but I would recommend NetNewsWire if you are on a mac.

Also, subscribe to my mailing list, to keep up to date with my work. You can subscribe using the form in the footer of the site.

Start here

If you would like to explore some of the topics I write about, I have some suggestions.

The site has three main sections:

You can browse each section if you want to explore the content of the site. If you are looking for specific topics and you want to read what I've written about them, the following sections contain my suggestions by topics.


Networks

Start by reading the macOS network programming in Swift. If you are planning on building a network application, you should find a lot of useful information there. If you prefer to read on the site there is scattered information on the following posts:

While a lot of the information exists on the blog posts, the guide contains the latest updates, so I would encourage you to get the guide. The whole list of network-related articles can be found here.

If what you are looking for is more on the side of network configurations, you should look into the following guide FreeBSD Jails and VNETs.


macOS & iOS development

If you are looking to build applications on Apple ecosystem, here are a few posts that I would recommend to check first:

If you want to check more posts on this topic, I would suggest you check the following link with all the posts on Apple ecosystem development.


Security

If you are interested in security, reverse engineering, and low-level code, you might find the following articles useful:

There is more under the security tag.


DevOps

Under this topic you'll find server configurations, automation and general operations and development topics, here are a few recommendations:

If you want to explore more, check the DevOps tag. You'll find more topics that cover Xcode projects, git, and general *nix related posts.


Interesting topics

Some other tags that you might find interesting:


General recommendations

The easiest way to check if I've written something about a topic I didn't mention here is to do a google search with the topic plus "rderik". If I've written about that topic, you should find it on Google. I've put a lot of effort into creating content that is useful for other technology enthusiasts. If you find some mistakes send them my way and I'll gladly correct. Feedback is always welcomed. Ok, that should give you enough to get you started. Go explore the site!

Why use RSS?

I remember the days when I used to go for information, read news and articles at my own pace and at my own time. Now, everything seems to be urgent. We need to keep up with all the notifications and scrolling feeds, or we'll miss something.

Going back to RSS seems to be a good compromise, I can decide when to read any articles, and I'll be the judge of my own filters.

RSS gives back some control to the readers and also to the creators. I want to be a good Internet citizen and help whenever I can. So I think giving you the chance to filter and decide when to read is better than to press you into using any specific social network or app or distract you with more notifications.

Ok, enough talk about my website. Go on and explore it! I hope you find the content interesting and helpful. Also, feedback is always welcome, and for me, it's always exciting to hear from you.

Derik