The Dumplings-for-New-Year Edition Sunday, January 12, 2020

Apple Shares Special ‘Shot On iPhone’ Short Film To Celebrate Chinese New Year, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

As it has done for the past several years, Apple is celebrating Chinese New Year with a short film as part of its “Shot on iPhone” series. The short film comes in at 8-minutes long and is entitled “Daughter.”

This Developer Was Surprised That Apple Card Didn't Let Him Download Spending Data, So He Built A Fix, by Kif Leswing, CNBC

Jed Schmidt, an independent programmer based in New York, found the omission particularly striking for a credit card launched in 2019 by a massive technology company in conjunction Goldman Sachs, a major bank. So he hacked a fix himself.

Schmidt created specifically to parse Apple Card statements and arrange the data onto a spreadsheet so consumers could export the information and dig into their expenses. The web app works on phones and desktops.


Goodbye, Clean Code, by Dan Abramov, Overreacted

Clean code is not a goal. It’s an attempt to make some sense out of the immense complexity of systems we’re dealing with. It’s a defense mechanism when you’re not yet sure how a change would affect the codebase but you need guidance in a sea of unknows.

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Yes, that little computer in your pocket can be used to shoot a nice little film. You'll also need some drones, and light equipement, and rain generators, and an entire crew… but that's not my point. My point is: the every-day equipments you have today are more than good enough already. It's the software -- the ideas, the stories, the performance -- that are even more critical today.


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