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Newsletter #32 - macOS network programming in Swift Sep 13 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #32!

How are you doing? I hope everything is going well wherever you are. Things seem to have been settling down around here, so I've got more time to write. I completed my guide on macOS network programming in Swift. It...

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Newsletter # 31 - Understanding SwiftNIO by building a text modifying server Aug 26 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #31!

I'm still amazed by how the Internet has become such a fundamental part of society. I wonder what the world will look like 100 years from now. And all of this runs on protocols created decades ago. It's truly fascinating...

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Newsletter # 30 - Building a text-based application using Swift and ncurses Aug 6 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #30!

Sometimes I feel a little nostalgic of the "good old days" when the command-line received so much love. I still believe that it is the most useful tool if you want to increase your productivity. Using graphical interfaces...

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Newsletter # 29 - How to read passwords and sensitive data from the command-line using Swift Jul 26 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #29!

I hope you are well where ever you are. These are weird times we live in, a lot of terrible news around the globe. But that doesn't mean that we can't make it better. Make sure you help improve your little part of the...

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Newsletter # 28 - Understanding the Swift Argument Parser and working with STDIN Jul 8 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #28!

I've been working with computers for most of my life, and especially on *nix systems. It always surprises me how much there is to learn. It's always interesting to read about the history of some part of the OS that...

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Newsletter # 27 - rderik.com guides Jun 27 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #27!

This week is an exciting week for all the Apple fans out there. A lot of new changes, as is the custom for WWDC. We finally got the announcement of the move to Apple Silicon (Apple's own ARM processors), which has...

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Newsletter # 26 - Notes on FreeBSD UFS partition schema Jun 3 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #26!

Did you manage to see the launch of SpaceX first crew mission? It was a success! There were 10.3 million concurrent watchers on the stream, that's massive. If you somehow miss it here is the link to space.com article...

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Newsletter # 25 - Using the script command to record a terminal session May 27 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #25!

How is your week going? I hope you are doing ok.

A lot of exciting news this week. First, there is a new jailbreak for iOS. Whatever your stance might be with jailbreaking. I'm always impressed by the depth of knowledge...

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Newsletter # 24 - Migrating an old JavaScript codebase to modern JavaScript May 21 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #24!

I wonder why we always seek novelty. Maybe it is because there is the illusion that this new thing might finally be the perfect solution without tradeoffs. I began many years ago to explore Linux because it might be...

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Newsletter # 23 - Compiling a custom FreeBSD kernel for Parallels VirtualMachine May 14 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #23!

How are things your way? I hope that coping1 well with the changes and keeping safe. Things are quite different from what I expect them to be by this time in the year. I was hoping this year I was going to make a significant...

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