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Weekly Notes (Oct 30 / Nov 05, 2017)

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Tuesday Happy Halloween! Today and tomorrow are public holidays in Bavaria and we decided to use the time for a short day trip to the idyllic town of Regensburg, one and half hours north of Munich:

Properties in Swift: How to Avoid Shooting Yourself in the Foot

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Swift provides several constructs which make writing code a more fluid experience, with less boilerplate. Sometimes this succinctness of syntax comes at a potential cost though. One such aspect are properties, and more specifically, property initialisation. A small difference in the syntax might result in unnecessary memory consumption, unexpected state inconsistencies, etc. Those might remain unnoticed when the project is still small and reappear at a later stage, when the project is large enough to mak...

Testing React Native Applications Part I: Jest

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When I started with React Native not long ago I was frustrated by the overwhelming amount of irrelevant information on how to test React applications. React is known to evolve fast, often introducing breaking changes, so this should not be surprising to most developers. Still, the amount of deprecated content out there leaves a sort of a bad feeling, especially among developers who have just started working with React or RN.

An Easter Photo Weekend with the Family

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My parents came over to Germany for Easter, and we used the quiet time for some traveling and walking around. With my OnePlus 3 always in my pocket, I snapped a few photos. For some of the them I used my favorite multiple-exposure camera app, for others, just the standard camera app with HDR turned on. I only wish the weather were one idea better, but some photos came out quite nicely, despite the rain and clouds.