My Development Toolbox (2022 Edition)

In 2018, I wrote about My Development Toolbox. I thought I would revisit the subject and write an updated post. These are tools that I use daily. Some of these have changed since 2018, but many remain the same. Xcode Xcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Apple.…

September Lull

I have been in a lull lately. Last month, I shipped the last major version of Beer Style Guidelines. Now I'm taking a break before diving into a new side project. This should be a much needed break. It usually would be. But we're in the midst of high school…

My First Patent

Ok. The patent isn't entirely mine. My name is on it though, along with some other really smart folks. Ten years ago, I worked at Barclaycard. While I was working there, we applied for a patent. That patent was granted last month (on August 23rd, 2022). I knew patent applications…

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5 has been released. This update includes: * An updated sidebar (guide list) * Fixed a crashing issue when putting the app into the background * Fixed a crashing issue that occurred sometimes when rotating the device. * Added macOS support via Mac Catalyst. The key feature for this release…

Moved From Jekyll to Ghost

I've recently made changes to this site. It was a lot of changes. This post goes through the changes I've made. These changes include the software running the site, where the site is hosted, and the domains I'm using. Blogging Software The blogging software I previously used was Jekyll. It…

Laptop Upgrade

I’ve recently upgraded my laptop. Previously, I was running a 2017 13” (Intel) Apple MacBook Pro. It was good in most situations. However, the battery has started to suffer. I would get about an hour of (side-project) development time before the battery was at about 10%. I’ve upgraded…

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.4

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.4 has been released. This update includes the following: * I’ve re-added all older guides. If it used to be in the app, it’s in the app again. * I think I’ve also fixed the favoriting of BJCP (2015 & 2021) 20A, 20B, & 20C. I am…

The Future of Beer Style Guidelines

I shipped the first version of Beer Style Guidelines on Jun 26, 2015. I’ve been supporting the app in an on and off fashion since then. There was a two-year hiatus when I didn’t ship any updates to the app. That’s over seven years of updates and…