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C# 5 Star Rating Code

You would think this would be an easy thing to find with a quick Goole search, but it's not. In a web app I'm working on, I just wanted to implement a simple rating for accounts from 1 to 5 stars. I figured someone has done this before and searched away. I found very little so I figured I would post some code showing how this is done in c…

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Swift Optionals

Continuing my series exploring the Swift language from the perspective of a C# developer, I left off with some strange syntax in Swift involving lot's of !? intermingled with some expressions. What is this excessive use of punctuation and why is it there? For instance: let awesomeConstant: String? = "I have no purpose" print(awesomeConsta…

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AVAudioSession and Ducking

I often rely on the kindness of other developers to write helpful articles on the use of various APIs or frameworks. You know, Google something like "AVAudioSession ducking not working". Most often, you come to a series of Stack Overflow posts, which is great, but the holy grail of Google searching for a very specific problem is a blog po…

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