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Pullwalla is now in the App Store

by Philip Johnson ‐ 2 min read

Pra is now Pullwalla! The app that began as a command line tool named Pra has made the next step in its journey with a new name and new features. The goal remains the same: Pullwalla is designed to be a single, unified interface that allows you to ea…

Pra v1.4.0

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 2 min read

Version v1.4.0 of Pra just made it to the App Store. This release was focused on reliability and robustness. The last release was focused more heavily on new features. If you missed that checkout the Pra v1.3.0 post. Reliability After the v1.3.0 rel…

Pra v1.3.0

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 2 min read

This release includes a mix of foundational features, small improvement features, as well as some bug fixes, performance improvements, etc. Ignore Organizations We added the ability to Ignore Organizations in addition to already being able to ignore …

How to Get a Job as a Developer

by Ryan Hedges ‐ 5 min read

I recently had the privilege of representing UpTech to the students at LearningFuze by presenting my thoughts and experiences surrounding finding a job as a developer. We had such a great time talking with the students and received some great feedbac…

Pra - The App Store Audible

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 10 min read

It is Sunday, Feb 17th, 2019 at 10:58 pm and I have just submitted the Minimal Free Version of Pra to the Apple App Store for review. I post in our team Slack channel that I've submitted and I cross my fingers as we wait for Apple to respond. Minimal…

Pra: Status Update 001

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 8 min read

This is the first status update of the Pra macOS application. I figured what better time to do this than right after 2018 ends and 2019 begins. My goal with this is to give you an idea of where I am with the development, give you some insight into th…

Navigation Bar Behind Status Bar

by Ryan Hedges ‐ 2 min read

You might find yourself in an situation where you want to use the UINavigationBar API to create a navigation bar in one of your views. But it doesn't look quite right. It doesn't extend up behind the status bar like you've seen it do countless times …

Pra: Thinking about Money

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 7 min read

While I am waiting to collect information from the survey, I started thinking about how I could make money with Pra. I thought about it before at a high level. But now I have started thinking about it in more depth. Expectations It is important to un…

Pull Request Notifications: an Anti-Pattern

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 5 min read

Back in 2013, I was lead of a software development team at ReachLocal, Inc. At the time we were using GitHub for open source projects and Atlassian Stash for our private Git repositories. We required at least one reviewer to review each pull request …

Sizing and Optimizing Images for iOS

by Drew De Ponte ‐ 10 min read

Why? Sizing and Optimizing images for iOS can have a huge impact on performance of your app and the overall user experience. Therefore, it is important to take the time to figure out the proper sizing for your images and to make sure that they get ap…