The SlippyFlippy Challenge: Make a Better Obstacle in Sprite Kit

Build a Better Obstacle In the SlippyFlippy challenge we have a small obstacle. In Flappy Bird there are two obstacles which the bird has to pass between.  Let’s change our current obstacle into a pass-through obstacle like Flappy Bird.   Make a Random Obstacle Our current obstacle is a bit boring. It always shows up …

From Apple to Raspberry Pi: Living without Storyboards and Interface Builder

In iOS, avoiding Interface Builder is nearly impossible. IB is old - as old as the Xcode SDK itself. Interface builder was one of the components of NextStep, and thus one of the reasons Steve Jobs got his old job back, who then developed NextStep into the platform for all Apple products. In more recent …