I made another attempt to start working on a web application in Swift with Vapor. It didn’t get very far.

Apple introduces things like Property Wrappers, and the Vapor project responds by rewriting the entire framework, leaving behind work only partially done for serious web application components like JSON API, and the authors of those projects can’t keep up or lose interest.

Looks like it’s back to reliable and feature-complete Python and Flask.

Apple needs to release to the development community whatever IDE they are using internally, because there is no way they can write an operating system or other applications with the joke IDE Xcode.

Or, maybe they are using Xcode internally, and that explains why their software sucks so badly of late. 👿

Here is a list of the things I’m trying to work on, programming-wise:

Fantasy Grounds

  • Extension for storing spell types and custom spell setups when using magic in Genesys
  • Extension that supports journey mechanics and logging (in the vein of Adventures in Middle-Earth) for D&D 5e, Pathfinder, Genesys, and The One Ring

Mac Applications

  • A document manager application for tagging and organizing documents on the computer
  • A homeschool management application

Date

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Music

Mission UK, Carved in Sand.

Food

Mexican.

Activity

Programming, desk rearranging.

Media

Bearing Fruit in God’s Family. Programming videos.

Thoughts

1 Thessalonians 5:18 — “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.

Date

Monday, September 28, 2020

Mood

Monday.

Music

AWS Webinar hold music.

Food

Leftovers.

Activity

Walking. Minecraft.

Reading

Swift by Sundell. WWDC19 videos. Swift Language Reference.

Thoughts

You have to know what the needle looks like before you dive into the haystack to look for it.

Prayers

Understanding and compassion.