Memory dump - February 2018

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Here is a summary of the best news and articles I’ve read during February 2018. The criteria are very simple - the selection is 100% subjective.

📱 iOS development

The first beta of Flutter is now released. It’s Google’s mobile UI framework that enables creating native interfaces for both iOS and Android with one codebase. I’m not a fan of cross-platform solutions, but this one looks interesting.

iOS remote push notifications in a nutshell - a nice tutorial explaining what are and how to use remote push notifications.

The most popular way of rounding layers corners in iOS apps heavily taxes the performance. This tutorial shows you how to do this better.

🔐 Security & Privacy

F-Secure published a report showing sources and destinations of global cyber attacks in the second half of 2017. Nice to know who hacks who. The main source of attacks is Russia and the main destination - United States.

Recently, the trend of more difficult access to jailbreaks has become more visible. Meanwhile, a jailbreak source code for iOS 11 has appeared on GitHub along with a complete manual.

The last few months have not been kind to Apple when it comes to security. After problems with macOS High Sierra admin privileges without a password, we’ve got another fail - iPhone iBoot source code leaked on GitHub.

Smashing magazine released a nice introduction to the General Data Protection Regulations for software developers. The law, which will become effective in May across the European Union, will seriously affect how we manage user data in software products.

🎭 Culture

Steven Soderbergh’s new film, Unsane, was entirely filmed using the iPhone. Soderbergh says that in the process he noticed many positives and it will be difficult for him to return to the traditional way of making films.

📚 Words of wisdom

Aleksander Popko

Aleksander Popko

iOS & macOS Software Engineer

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