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Florian Bürger

Florian Bürger

Seattle Location independent consultant | Trying to live a good life with less stuff. Building software along the way. Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Swift for Designers course?, Jun 02, 2017

    You should check out Apple's official guide. They released an Intro to App Development with Swift ebook.

    There are some more resources on their website.

    Don't focus too much on the material being aimed at designers. If you want to learn how to build an app, learn the basics of programming and don't focus too much on architecture principals and advanced topics. Learn them when you need them. Most importantly, have fun along the way.

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  • Posted to What Markdown/Word editor do you use?, Nov 24, 2016

    vim (neovim) with Goyo and limelight :-)

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  • Posted to Apple — MacBook Pro, in reply to Sam Solomon , Oct 28, 2016

    And only two ports. So one for charging and one that is usable.

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  • Posted to Microsoft Surface Studio, Oct 27, 2016

    Why is there so much hate towards windows? I bet most of you who say macOS is way better than Windows 10 have never used it?

    I am on macOS myself but is has so many issues lately and I know so many people who are really happy with Windows. The Microsoft OS has gotten much better in the last years.

    Would love to try this beauty, but I fear it wouldn't fit into my carry-on luggage…

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Need advice for a career change, in reply to Christoph O , Oct 26, 2016

    Yes, definitely. I love that direction, to start even before asking how the product should work or how it should look.

    For me, it feels more like common sense that something should be designed around the task or the job it should accomplish. This should be the most important thing when looking for a new product or a way to improve an existing one.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Need advice for a career change, in reply to Christoph O , Oct 25, 2016

    Thanks, I put it on the list :-) Yeah, we don't need more of those, and no toothbrushes with bluetooth.

    The other day I stumbled upon the term Activity centered design which sounds similar to this approach.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Need advice for a career change, in reply to Alex Hoffman , Oct 25, 2016

    Thanks for the recommendation, will check that out. I am currently reading The Laws of Simplicity, the introduction nailed it. So many great books out there.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Need advice for a career change, in reply to Naema Baskanderi , Oct 24, 2016

    Thanks for the reply :-)

    Yes I've read a lot of resources on the web and a lot of books about the topic. In theory I am well prepared I guess.

    Interesting point about Snapchat. Never looked at it that way but it makes kinda sense now. I am not a parent but I sure have no idea what is happening in there.

    The problem with businesses seems to be that most of them want to see immediate results and don’t want to work on the big picture but only on their product(s). which, of course, is totally understandable since it is their business.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Pomodoro technique + time tracking, anyone interested?, in reply to Lance Liu , Jun 03, 2016

    Sadly, no. At least not yet. I am starting to do more personal projects this summer. Hopefully this is one of them.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Apple Watch Gallery, May 03, 2016

    It breaks the back gesture on my trackpad.

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