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Here are excerpts from the latest posts from my blog since your last delivery. Enjoy!

Maybe Call Your UI Configurion Objects ViewData Instead of ViewModel

published on Jan 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Joe Fabsevich (@mergesort proposes to call data to configure UI elements “View Data” and keep the objects dumb. From part 1: In my experience, things become harder to maintain when they start becoming a crutch, as a place to put your code if it doesn’t neatly fall into the Model, View, or Controller label.
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AppMover Swift Library to Move Your macOS App to the Applications Folder

published on Jan 03, 2020 09:06 am
Oskar Groth published a modern iteration of the “LetsMove” framework where you can show a dialog at app launch, asking the user if she wants to move the app to /Applications first. This is still a crucial feature if you distribute downloads that unpack into the ~/Downloads folder: Gatekeeper’s App Translocation will actually start it from a random sandboxed folder. To prevent this from happening, distribute your apps as a DMG with a shortcut to /Applications to nudge your users to move the app there directly.
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Community Trumps All

published on Jan 02, 2020 05:34 pm
This is not a pun on the U.S. president. Going through stuff from the past year, I just noticed how much more amazing daily life feels with a community. In the past 2 years, I helped found two communities: Without the local group of Urban Sketchers, I wouldn’t have progressed with my watercolor skills; and without the forums, there wouldn’t be a lot of places to hang out to talk about what I find most interesting about personal knowledge management: creating new insights!
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