Ryan Voltaire

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A Better iOS Architecture: A Deep Look At The Model-View-Controller Pattern

Depending on where you’re coming from, you might not be familiar with this, but the UIView class in iOS has a tag property, to which you can assign …

Web Design

How to Find a Comfortable Seat for Meditation

<i>By: Jai Sugrim</i><p>Bodily discomfort is a common distraction during meditation. Learn the basic tenets of a meditative seat, and take your practice to the next level.<p>One of the most basic purposes of the yoga practice is to help prepare the body for meditation. When the body is at ease, and all the …

Becoming Buddha

<i>This article is the last in a four-part series on what in Buddhism is called the “four sights” or “divine messengers.” Some traditional biographies</i> …

Spirituality

8 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity …

Top 5 Exercises to Get Rid of the Annoying Love Handles

People endearingly call them love handles. Others prefer to call it a muffin top. Either way, the excess fat that sits on the side of the torso is …

Workouts

5 things to do on a Sunday for a stress-free week ahead

If like so many of us, you're prone to stress and anxiety, the last thing you want to be told is 'try not to worry about life too much' or, worse …

Feel like procrastinating?

Lots of people have a personal catch phrase. Homer Simpson has, “D’oh!” James Bond has, “The name is Bond, James Bond.” For many years, I feared that …

Procrastination

5 Ways to Make Your Abs Workouts More Effective—and Less Painful

Six-pack, here you come.<p>Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar: In the pursuit of better abs, you’ve been diligently doing situps and planks like it’s your job. And, oh baby, you're feeling the burn. But it’s not your core that’s on fire—your neck hurts, your lower back is throbbing, and …

Workouts

What to learn first

Yesterday I got asked, what a Swift beginner should learn first. Here is the question: I did want to ask you something, is it worth a while to learn …

Programming

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

Swift Tutorial: Initialization In Depth, Part 2/2

In Part 1 of this tutorial, you learned about initialization in Swift and applied it by creating a launch sequence data module for a manned NASA …

Objective-C

Swift Error Throwing and Catching

Errors are bad, but there are times you will want to create an error in order to deal with a situation gracefully rather than having your application …

Mathematics

Secret morning rituals for success

Wondering what a morning in the life of a successful entrepreneur is like? <i>Business News Daily</i> asked business owners to share the first thing they do …

Productivity

MVC-N: Isolating network calls from View Controllers

Marcus walks you through a design pattern that he has been using on iOS for applications that require and use a large amount of data frequently …

Four Tough Questions Your Interview Candidates Should Ask You... If They Are Smart

Congratulations. You just hired a great new employee with a great work ethic and a lot of experience. But as the ink dries on the contract, you start wondering … will he like the culture? Will she be happy? Will he be productive? And how long will she stay?<p>A survey conducted by Right Management …

Employment

Apple Introduces Their Answer To The Raspberry Pi

Today, Apple has announced their latest bit of hardware. Following in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and the Intel Edison, Apple have …

Ready for the Future: Writing Better Swift

Swift is brand spanking new. How can we possibly be expected to write idiomatic code? On the other hand, Objective-C has been around for more than …

How to Avoid Burnout: 5 Ways Successful People Stay Sharp, Productive, and Healthy

Running your own business is an all-encompassing pursuit. You need to wear many hats, and it’s easy to end up working far more than you would as an …

Success

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

7 Things you must absolutely do before writing an iOS app

I have been writing production quality iOS apps for two years now. I know most of us developers have a tendency to jump straight into coding the core …

8 Critical Things Successful People Do Before 8 a.m.

By <b>Travis Bradberry</b><p>Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next …

Time Management

5 Morning Habits That Guarantee Success in the Long Run

<b>1. They Wake Up Earlier</b><p>Most top-level honchos start their days earlier than the rest. This helps them plan their day better, instead of rushing …

11 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>So just what are those behaviors?<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing the most important habits of highly accomplished individuals. We …

Self-improvement

10-3-2-1-0 Formula to Get More Done

Before he discovered the Formula, my friend Bedros Keuilian struggled to control his mornings. That lead to a constant feeling of being rushed and …

Sleep

Fun and Fast Audio with Swift

Even though iOS and OSX are rich multimedia environments, app sound is often overlooked, and true innovation in audio technology has lagged behind. …

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

9 Motivational Ways To Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Weekday

Mindfulness is a state of heightened awareness, where you concentrate hard on every breath of air you take in and every morsel you eat. It …