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Accessibility iOS Development

How to prepare for CPACC exam by IAAP

In fall 2022 I finally felt comfortable to take the examination for becoming a “Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies” (CPACC) by the “International Association of Accessibility Professionals” (IAAP). And in November I got an email that I passed it! … Read the rest

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Git iOS Development

How to remind myself of where I stopped coding yesterday & Micro-commits

The usual setting

You should finalize your day with a building project. At least I like to do that. Often times you need more than a day to finish some larger task. Also, if you are getting headaches, it’s totally … Read the rest

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Accessibility

European Accessibility Act in short

In the US, creators of inaccessible digital products can already be sued because of the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA). For example a visually impaired user sued the company running the website of singer BeyoncĂ©. Also the pizza chain Dominos … Read the rest

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Accessibility iOS Development

Mobile Accessibility Links

This is a frequently updated list of links regarding mobile accessibility.

Guidelines & Standards

This section is focused on the European area because I am a citizen of the EU.

For more information, see my short blog post about the … Read the rest

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Wordpress

How to fix “Error establishing a database connection”

TLDR: Try doing a “Powercycle”, i.e. shutdown and restart your server. I had a button for that in my server’s control panel.

Yesterday night, I updated some WordPress plugins. Everything seemed to have went well, so I closed my … Read the rest

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Wordpress

How to update a website’s SSL certificate running on debian using an Apache server

Today, I wanted to quickly update my expired SSL certificate. This did not went as quickly as I thought and I nearly destroyed my whole server setup. However, one good thing: I also have my PHP upgraded now because it … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to animate UIBezierPath using CABasicAnimation

Currently, I am working on an app that features a table view with custom cells representing single items or grouped items. You can expand the group cells (to see their content) by selecting them. There are multiple ways to … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to use the RelativeDateTimeFormatter in Swift

Working with dates in Swift is a thing I remembered to struggle for a long time as a Junior developer. However, you should get used to objects that have date properties. E.g. you can sort stuff (e.g. see https://mic.st/blog/how-to-sort-an-array-of-objects-by-date-property/) … Read the rest

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iOS Development

How to sort an array of objects by date property

You might know the very handy sort(by:) method in Swift that you can use to sort any kind of array. If not, see this as some kind of friendly introduction to you. Read carefully and I will teach you now … Read the rest

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Wordpress

How to fix not updating wordpress posts caused by caching plugins

Recently I had a problem with my wordpress blog I did not remark for some time. Whenever I updated new posts, the where only showing on the homepage when I was logged in. For the normal user who is not … Read the rest