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LINQ to SQL – GROUP BY Date (Weekly, Monthly, Quaterly, Yearly)

I thought I’d share a bit of LINQ to SQL (actually LINQ to Entities) knowledge I just acquired while developing a filtered report. It took me some time to figure this out so I hope this saves you a lot of time dealing with GROUP BY dates. I apologize ahead of time for the VB […]




Swift: Apple’s New Programming Language & CocoaPods

I truly am amazed at the speed of which the developer community can figure out issues. Just yesterday, Apple announced their new programming language at WWDC. I waited a day to download Xcode 6 and begin playing with Swift. The first thing I usually do when I create a project is I create my Podfile. […]




Getting Started with CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a popular dependency management tool for Objective-C projects. It makes life easier for iOS developers by downloading all the third party libraries you want for your project and linking everything so you don’t have to. It’s a huge time saver and helps you keep all your dependencies up to date. Installation CocoaPods runs […]




Google AdWords API – ReportDefinitionError

I was recently tasked with retrieving AdWords data using Google’s AdWords API. In order to gain access to the API you need to create an MCC (My Client Center) account using a different email address then the one used to create your AdWords account. In doing so, you will now have a new Customer ID […]



Learn Node.js – A List of Resources for Beginners

Here’s an awesome list of Node.js resources for those interesting in taking the dive into the world of Node. A big thanks to @rockbot for putting this list together and to all those who contributed… including myself. 😉 https://github.com/rockbot/node-for-beginners Go forth, young padawon, rely on your training and you will succeed!



Resize UITableView Height with Auto Layout

Since the introduction of Auto Layout in Xcode, resizing UITableViews or UIViews has changed from updating the frame to updating the constraint. With Auto Layout turned off, the way you would resize a UITableView would be to adjust its frame. CGRect tableFrame = self.tableView.frame; tableFrame.size.height = 200; self.tableView.frame = tableFrame; With Auto Layout turned on, […]




iOS 7 Bugs – Misplaced View Frame for “Label – Label” will be different at runtime

Whether your upgrading your apps to iOS 7 or building a new app, you may come across the following warning in your storyboard: Misplaced View Frame for “Label – Label” will be different at run time. The Solution To solve this, select the view/label in question and click Editor then mouse over Resolve Auto Layout […]