I have recently learned how and what exactly “Codable” is and does. It is pretty slick. Before when I would code I would end up with a huge Constants file containing all the field names for the keys needed. With codable I can just use structs. It is making parsing , coding and decoding JSON so much easier for me. I think for a full stack developer it is ideal as it simplifies a lot of things. I know my last project this saved me a ton of time, I took the result from the server, wrote the structs and my very first call I had all the data in needed in the dictionary I was using. I am sure some of you this is not new, but for me it is a game changer. If your not familiar with this, you need to check it out!


In Aug of 2021 I decided to move my family from our home in Thailand to the USA. We talked about buying land, building a cabin. We looked at lots of land and ideas for a cabin. While watching youtube videos about building cabins and off grid living I stumbled across a few videos about RV Living. Long story short, I bought a 5th wheel camper, truck before we left. Now things never seem to work out the way we want… My girlfriend had to stay in Bangkok due to the embassy being backed up due to the Chinese virus……


One thing that I learned this week was building custom classes for buttons, views and other items essential for iOS Coding. I like the fact you can use the Designable tag and see your design in Storyboard. This can save you a ton of time by just looking at Storyboard and not running the code on the simulator or your device to check the look. It has opened a lot of options for me when it comes to a single app or adding to a library of items to use on future projects.


I have recently moved back to the USA after living 12 years abroad. Things have changed a lot here in the last 11 years. I have been working remotely the last 15 years, it seems the work that I get called to interviews, or that answer my resume want you to work in an office 8 hours a day. I have had a few nice offers and have turned them down due to the fact I want to work from home. I have a 4 year old and I cherish every minute we have together. It might sound nuts to…


I recently took a class, well a few classes about git and using GitHub. Wow what an amazing thing. I realize most of you have used or know about this for years. I have even used I two store a few projects but have only used it as a way to transfer projects between computers.

I have been thinking what a life saver this would have been when I first started coding. I have pretty much worked on all my projects alone, from end, back end etc. I have hired designers to make me PSD layouts and I take it…


You hear all the time about single moms. Can you believe that there are also single dads? I am one of them. I have a 4 year old daughter and I code! This was not my original plan. Her mother left when she was just over 6 months old. I was left at home, to work, clean, cook 3 meals a day, entertain and everything else that comes with being a parent.

It can be done, the most important thing is a schedule. Build a doable schedule and stick to it as best as you can. I can promise you…

Jason Samui

Enjoy each day, it might be your last.

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