Second steps in Swift

About the app

Now that I’ve been working on my app for a few days, it’s time to tell you something about it. One of the sources I’ve used for Oorlogsbrieven, the WWII book I’m working on with Lisanne, are my grandfather’s memoirs. I was amazed by the sheer amount of memories and stories he was able to recall when he wrote this, while he was in his seventies. I, on the other hand, am in my early thirties and already have trouble remembering what I did last year or when I moved to a new apartment or started a new job.

In the last few days of 2014, I decided to write down very briefly what happened each year in my life, about one paragraph per year. Just some factual things: where did I live? Did I move? What was going on at school or work? What was my relationship status? Did I meet new friends, start new hobbies, join new clubs? What big things happened? I am simply using a text file on my computer, but thought it would be a nice, small idea for a nice, small app.

The app will be called miniMoires: like memoirs, but mini (and with the extra ‘e’ added for Dutch spelling).

Second steps

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Swiftly learning Swift

It’s a new year, time for something new! To be fair, I did start this new project in the last few days of 2014, but the beginning of the year seems like a good time to fully commit by sharing my Swift learning plans with you. Since the programming community is so international, I decided to write these Swift updates in English. Hope you don’t mind – and please don’t let it keep you from reading on! Even (or especially) if you don’t have any programming experience. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to talk you into learning Swift with me.


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