Episode 16

It's mini in the non-trademarkable kind of way


November 25th, 2020

1 hr 7 mins 12 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Welcome to Code Completion, Episode 16! We are a group of iOS developers and educators hoping to share what we love most about development, Apple technology, and completing your code!

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Today, we discuss:

  • More thoughts on the iPhone 12 mini, Mac mini, and HomePod mini
  • Big Sur's release, and the launch issues that came about
  • Fernando's new project, supplemental dev skills, and interview standardization

Also, join us for #CompleteTheCode and Compiler Error, two segments that test both your knowledge and our knowledge on Swift, Apple, and all things development!

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Complete the Code

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Compiler Error

  1. Unlike many languages, Smalltalk has no if statement, let alone other control structures. Control flow is instead implemented as methods sent to objects.
  2. Like Objective-C, Smalltalk makes use of argument labels on each of a methods arguments, but does not wrap every method call in square brackets.
  3. Only six "keywords" are reserved in Smalltalk: true, false, nil, self, super, and thisContext, which are called pseudo-variables in the language.
  4. Like many languages in the 80s, Smalltalk uses the dot character to access properties, the semicolon to delineate statements, and curly brackets to denote blocks.