I’m Mike Nachbaur
I’m a mobile software developer, specializing in iOS but also dabbling in Android. One of my passions is in mentoring and sharing my knowledge; I find I learn more about a topic when I teach it to someone else. So this site lets me do that, as well as directing colleagues and co-workers to articles here to save me from having to repeat myself.
My other passion is my family, which is extremely important to me, as is maintaining a healthy work / life balance. As a result, I work remotely from home, or wherever I happen to be traveling to, with my wife and daughter. So on occasion you may see non-developer posts about my life, since my family is somewhat migratory.
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In defence of Apple’s bug process- Everyone has a love/hate relationship with bug reports. For the user, they’re a nuisance to file. For the engineer receiving a bug report, it means extra work and the sad realization that your product isn’t perfect. I’ve been frustrated with Apple’s handling of bug reports just as much as everyone, but haven’t really thought much … Continue reading In defence of Apple’s bug process Cocoa Dynamic Frameworks- If you don’t know the nuts and bolts of how your code is compiled, linked, and executed on target devices, you aren’t alone. And lets be honest, this is perfectly fine! That’s the great thing about abstraction: not everyone need be an expert at everything in order to be effective. There are times though where … Continue reading Cocoa Dynamic Frameworks Rebooting my blog, again- I feel that every few years I write a post like this. It’s filled with statements like “Life got busy”, or “I had a problem with my server and didn’t notice”, or some other reason that seems insignificant in the grand scheme of things. This time around though I have a very good reason for … Continue reading Rebooting my blog, again Don’t live to work…- Many people have heard the phrase “Don’t live to work; work to live”. This usually means that the goal of working should be to enable you to live your life, rather than allowing work to consume your life. Far too many people in the tech industry sacrifice their families, spouses, children, and even their sleep, … Continue reading Don’t live to work… Docset Viewer update v1.5- The past year has been quite a ride, to say the least! I have been so busy with work, creating awesome features and technologies on iOS apps that over a year has raced by without an update to my blog! I’ve also been neglecting my own apps due to being so overwhelmed with the requirements … Continue reading Docset Viewer update v1.5 My App Store release checklist- For the longest time it seemed that releasing an update to an iOS app was a random whack-a-mole process that I’d invariably get wrong in some way. It was maddening, especially since iTunes Connect has only recently become a decent web application. By switching to Jenkins for continuous integration of my iOS app builds I’ve … Continue reading My App Store release checklist