Swift Life

Swift Life

By Michael Miles
This is a weekly podcast hosted by me (Michael Miles) where I talk about my week working as a Swift/iOS Developer, and ramble on about other things, be they Swifty or not.

Hit me up on Twitter if you'd like to chat: twitter.com/MilesOfTweets

Also, check out my YouTube channel, Step by Step Programming: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A/

If you do it for the 'gram, hit me up on there too: www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
More places to listen

More places to listen

Apple September 2019 Keynote - Everything You Need to Know
In this special episode, I discuss all the new products announced in the Apple Keynote on September 10, 2019.  I talk about the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, Apple Watch 5, new iPad, Arcade, and TV+.  The Apple keynote is almost 2 hours long...mine is 20 minutes! Also, you can check out and add to the notes I took on the event: https://github.com/michaelmiles1/AppleNewProductNotesSept2019 If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
24:59
September 11, 2019
#16 - App Store App Progress, Job Interviews
In this episode of Swift Life, I talk about my recent job interviews and give some lessons learned and feedback.  I also talk about my app I'm building for the App Store, World Wide Weather (https://github.com/michaelmiles1/WorldWideWeather).  Let me know on Twitter if you want to beta test it! If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
13:03
August 28, 2019
#15 - Obj-C for Swift Devs, CocoaPods, Websites
Hey all! In this episode, I talk about my switch from WordPress to using Github with Mobirise website builder.  I also have been working in Objective-C lately, and wanted to talk a little bit about the benefits of at least knowing some of it, how difficult it is compared to Swift (actually, not bad) and the resource I have been using to learn it.  I also go over the videos I made recently on network calls, and talk about the good and bad of third-party frameworks. If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
19:37
August 16, 2019
Episode #14 - Technical Job Interviews
Hey! In this episode, I talk about technical job interviews (..as the title says).  I talk about HackerRank and LeetCode tests, as well as Cracking the Coding Interview.  I think mindset is important in these situations, so I try to bring some level of empathy for the company's situation into the thought process around interviews. If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
19:07
August 3, 2019
Episode #13 - Social Media for Software Engineers
In this episode, I dive deep into different platforms, like Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and talk about ways to get started in each. PS! Check out the Reddit Swift page https://www.reddit.com/r/swift/ If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
29:05
July 28, 2019
Episode #12 - SwiftUI, Catalina Beta 3, and Building Your Own Dev Website
I start my evening off with a beer, and talk about some options for building your developer website, from building it yourself to using an all-in-one builder, and everything in between (by everything, I mean WordPress hehe).  I also finally get a crack at SwiftUI using Catalina Beta 3.  I compare SwiftUI to UIKit and talk about its future, and I totally judge the Catalina Beta. If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
25:53
July 13, 2019
Episode #11 - Staying Organized, Getting Things Done
In episode 11 of Swift Life, the main theme is about staying organized and focused on dev work.  Some of the topics I touch on include Trello workflows, finding what time of day you do your best work, getting sleep, and writing notes down on paper.  I also update where I'm at on my app World Wide Weather and iOS job search. If you're listening to this on iTunes, leave me a 5-star review pweez.  It really helps. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
21:06
July 6, 2019
Episode #10 - Networking
In episode 10, I talk about going to Meetup groups in San Fransisco, touring Uber HQ, and talk about the app I'm working on for the App Store, World Wide Weather.   If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
21:32
June 28, 2019
Episode #9 - I'm Back, Baby!
Thanks for sticking with me everyone, sorry for the hiatus! Lots going on in my life; I moved to the SF Bay Area and parted ways with Impulse, and I dive into both of those topics in the pod.  Also, I talk about learning SwiftUI vs. UIKit, the value of Twitter networking, and CryptoKit. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
17:57
June 21, 2019
WWDC '19 Keynote Recap
In this special edition of Swift Life, I go over the keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference step by step.  I talk about changes to the Apple watch, tvOS, the new iPadOS, iOS 13, Mac OS Catalina, the new Mac Pro (aka super-machine aka cheese grater), and most importantly for the developers, SwiftUI and Catalyst (aka Marzipan). If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
25:14
June 4, 2019
Episode #8 - 5/31/19
In this episode, I drink an IPA and go over building a video recording app with LLSimpleCamera, fixing problems in Impulse's share feature with enums, and a primer on WWDC 2019! If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
20:14
June 1, 2019
Episode #7 - 5/23/19
In this episode of Swift Life, I sip my beer while talking about my struggles with my AirPods, force unwrapping bugs, examining pitfalls of a new feature I'm working on, unit testing, tutorials vs. articles, WWDC, and whats a good podcast without a GoT recap?! Thanks for listening! If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
23:04
May 24, 2019
Episode #6 - 5/17/19
Hello world, and thanks for tuning in to Episode 6 of SWIFT LIFE! In this episode, I talk about some bugs our team found in the sharing feature that I implemented for Impulse.  I go over bugs in the view controller presentation, bugs in the UI, and just general design improvements.  I also talk about my other job as an Uber driver, talk about moving to Las Vegas, and recap Game of Thrones because everyone else is doing it. If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
25:38
May 18, 2019
Episode #5 - 5/9/19
Here's some of the stuff I go over in this pod: - Golden Road - Braves - Owning a feature - SnapKit - DocumentInteractionController - SLComposeViewController - MFMessageComposeViewController - Debugging - Internet Privacy - GoT Recap & Predictions If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
21:27
May 10, 2019
Episode #4 - 5/2/19
Episode 4 covers a variety of topics, like: - Sharing to social media - UIScrollViews - AutoLayout in code vs interface builder - Having to fix emojis - UI and Unit testing - Going to AltConf  - Avengers Endgame (NO SPOILERS THOUGH) If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
15:50
May 3, 2019
Episode #3 - 4/25/19
Thanks for tuning in everyone! In this one, I talk about working remotely, testing your app, and a CocoaPod issue with a personal project of mine.  If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
20:40
April 26, 2019
Episode #2 - 4/18/19
Thanks for tuning in to the second week of Swift Life, where I talk about my week as a new iOS Developer at Impulse - Anonymous Feedback.  In this episode, I talk about finding the proper place to put code in a huge project, enums, structs, working with the design team, and managing my time.  I also drink too much soju.  Thanks for watching! If you like this pod, check out my videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
20:01
April 19, 2019
Episode #1 - 4/11/19
In the inaugural Swift Life podcast, I talk a little about how I got to where I am today as a Swift Dev (bootcamp, changing careers), and then I talk about the ins and outs of my new job.  I dive into a subject that has affected a lot of us developers: the dreaded IMPOSTOR SYNDROME.  This one was a rough draft of what is to come, but I hope you like it! Hit me up on Twitter with feedback: https://twitter.com/MilesOfTweets Also, check out my YouTube channel, Step by Step Programming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isVsghQK1uKUAQy-FV_4A/ If you do it for the 'gram, hit me up on there too: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmilestv/
24:21
April 12, 2019
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