Ben Scheirman

Houston, TX

benscheirman.com

Age: 34

I'm an iOS & Rails developer working out of Houston, TX. I run NSScreencast, a site that delivers iOS screencasts every week. I'm also the Director of Technology at ChaiONE where I build applications using Ruby on Rails, and Objective-C.

Other projects include:

You can find me on twitter or on my blog.

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comment time_zone.rb:270: warning: circular argument reference - now
Modifying gems like this is incredibly dangerous and it will cause problems for you down the line. I'd recommend restoring the gem to its original state "gem pristine activesupport" and updating rails in your Gemfile to obtain this fix.
Apr
26
comment Downloading and parsing json in swift
@Zorayr it's almost never ok to block. This API doesn't give you any control over how the connection is handled, the response is handled, completely blocks the thread from doing anything else. What if you're on a slow/bad connection and this times out? What if the resource is not found? What if the connection is interrupted? What if you want to cancel the request?
Apr
23
awarded Good Answer
Apr
8
comment Handling 304 Responses in AFNetworking
I'm not sure I understand the desire to "cache 304s as well". If it's a 304, then you already have the content in the cache.
Apr
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revised Handling 304 Responses in AFNetworking
added 2 characters in body
Apr
8
answered Handling 304 Responses in AFNetworking
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awarded Famous Question
Mar
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comment How to populate a UIPickerView with results from a NSFetchRequest using Core Data
What does _usernames point to?
Mar
4
comment How to create UIImageView with image from a link?
The accepted answer is quite old and bad practice anyway. This is the correct answer (with proper error handling of course ;)).
Feb
27
revised Why doesn't Carthage support iOS 7?
edited title
Feb
20
comment When should one use a "has_many :through" relation in Rails?
That was a typo. Fixed.
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