Hello, and welcome to Quality Coding — a place to share tools, tips & techniques for building quality into iOS development.
I’m Jon Reid. By day, I work as a code monkey in Silicon Valley, developing iOS apps at eBay (and of course, everything on this blog is my opinion, not that of my employer, etc., etc.). By night, I watch Dr. Who with my wife and teenage kids, practice electric bass for my faith community… and code for fun, working on tools like OCHamcrest and OCMockito to help me with my work.
I intend to cover topics here ranging from Xcode settings to continuous integration. My expertise lies in Test-Driven Development, so expect to see that as a major theme of this blog.
While I’ll share the things I’ve found that help me craft my code, I hope you’ll also do the same — contributing your tools, tips & techniques in the comments. (Play nice, and keep it constructive; I have the delete button.) Also, feel free to contact me to request topics, or just to say hello.
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Programming was fun when I was a kid. But working in Silicon Valley, I saw poor code lead to fear, with real human costs. Looking for ways to make my life better, I learned about Design Patterns, Refactoring, and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Programming became fun again! I've now been doing TDD in Apple environments for 18 years. I'm committed to software crafting as a discipline, hoping we can all reach greater effectiveness and joy.
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