Foreword

Hello and welcome to my blog!
For starters, let me shortly tell you why it’s even online.

I’ve been in the IT industry for almost 10 years already. Having graduated in electronic engineering I needed to learn a lot in a short time to ramp up as a software engineer. I worked as C++ developer for a couple of years and then I began embracing Objective-C and iOS SDK (version 4 at that time).

Come January it’s gonna be 7 years since I started developing for Apple ecosystem. I feel pretty confident about my daily work skills (having spent that much time, too bad if I wasn’t…), but for some time I kept realizing I almost forgot the old stuff I was once fluent with. Not to mention that my previous knowledge got obsoleted with the release of new C++ standard. Two of them actually. Three, if you include C++17.

A year ago I bought a Raspberry Pi to have some fun with Linux + embedded stuff. After playing with it for a couple of days I put it on a shelf and forgot about it. I could barely recall anything related to electronic circuits, and having just another Linux box, even if small and portable (considering AC adapter with long enough cable), wasn’t too sexy.

I had another try this year aiming to learn those things again, and this time it clicked. I did the necessary reading to kick off properly, figured out some real life projects to work on, and actually ended up digging even deeper than I initially expected. As my pet projects are getting into shape, I keep expanding their scope so that I could learn even more from them.

This is precisely what pushed me towards starting a blog. I’ll hopefully be sharing some posts describing my work, learning process, ideas, decisions and outcomes (including failures). Where I work we’re saying It’s nil till you ship it, so I could probably rephrase it as It’s nil till it’s velcroed to the frame of your bed and the world doesn’t know about it.

Ultimately, I still do iOS development and I’m passionate about it. I’m happy to be a part of Base CRM team where I work with some of the most skilled people I know. Having already started a blog, it’s a great opportunity to shed some light on what we’ve been up to in a big, mature and complex project such as Base iOS client application.

Stay tuned, I hope there will be more to come!

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