I am done

Today I wrote my last exam for this semester; so I am finally done with this stressful time. It feels like it is getting harder every time to concentrate only on the topics that are necessary to pass every single exam. Especially in this time my head is full of motivation for a lot of different projects but I am forcing myself to not start any of them during the exam period. »

Part 3/3 - It's all about the mapping

All Parts: 1 - 2 - 3 Last week I defined the interface of the Client and its Authenticator. Together with the definition of the endpoints (first part) it is now possible to take a deeper look into the actual network request. But before doing that I need to clarify one important part: the mapping of the response. Mapping JSON (or other transport formats) is a different topic, especially in Swift. »

Part 2/3 - Defining a readable and safe interface

All Parts: 1 - 2 - 3 In the first part I built the foundation for a protocol oriented network abstraction written in Swift. The main focus for the component lies on safety, code quality and a very clean API. Safety is mostly about the rules you define on how the component can be used. In the best scenario the user can not even compile the program if the component is configured wrongly. »

Part 1/3 - Writing a protocol oriented network abstraction in Swift

All Parts: 1 - 2 - 3 Todays topic is very technically. So if you are not interested in programming (or especially in Swift programming), this post might not be for you. This is the first blog post of a short series. Before starting with the structure and the implementation details, I would like to explain how that┬átopic came up. In summer 2014, right after the announcement of Swift, I created a YouTube Channel. »


Since I am currently right before examination period time at my studies, I’d like to take a moment to talk about something I learned during the development of a task for my university. While the task itself was not that exciting, I think the overall principle is very nice! The tool is a framework for developing new programming languages! Its name is Xtext. While I will propably never use it, I like the idea behind it. »

Some Thoughts

This week I want to share some of my thoughts about my new programming language. Or to be a bit more specific: about some technical details for building the toolchain. There are a lot of things that need to be decided which are also very important for the planning process. Here is an overview over some of them: Will the language be compiled or interpreted? What exact features will the language support? »

A New Beginning

Year after year I thought about aspects that I could possibly change to create a more positive lifestyle. These were often things like ‘eat healthier’, ‘do more sports’, ‘quit smoking’ and so on. None of those actually ever happened (beside the smoking, but that was not at New Year’s Eve). And that is the point about resolutions. They never happen if you choose another time for it than now. Do not let yourself restrict too much from events like New Year’s Eve. »