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iOS Programming

Gold watch time...

In the last week I retired PLATOSPORT and TrainingLoad (at least for now anyway). Read More...


A few days ago I posted a link on twitter to an age-old programming problem called ‘FizzBuzz’. The task is to “Write a program that prints the integers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print ‘Fizz’ instead of the number and for the multiples of five print ‘Buzz’. For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print ‘FizzBuzz’”. For those learning to programme in Objective-C (like me!) this presents a problem that provides a nice challenge as it forces you to think through the logic involved, but is not something that seems overwhelming.

Getting a job and all that.

As an academic who teaches undergraduate students I have a strong interest in what my students do when they finish university. While I don’t believe that employment should be the only outcome of a university education, it is certainly a high priority for both students and their families. Here are the five things that I think will get you a job:

  • Doing the best you can in your degree(s).
  • Experience.
  • Skills.
  • Knowing those already in the job.
  • Being creative.