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I’ve made web apps for Apple, native iOS and Mac apps, HTML5 games, Photoshop scripts and analog and digital hardware.

I do iOS and Mac development at Robots and Pencils.

I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently living in Calgary, Alberta, and you can reach me at or @interstateone.

— Brandon

Journal

SPM Test Dependencies

I’ve built a few toy libraries with the Swift Package Manager, and one of friction points was writing tests with XCTest. I’ve become really familiar with writing tests in a BDD style with Quick and Nimble (and Kiwi in the past) and so it’s weird when they aren’t there. There used to be a way to declare dependencies for test targets in a Package.swift file that was since removed, which led to some creative workarounds involving a separate executable target to run tests, but this wasn’t ideal.

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Projects

  • Did They Vote For C-51? 2015 javascript
    See how your MP voted on bill C-51 and tell them how you feel about that.

  • redacted.pictures 2015 javascript
    Make an image of redacted text, except for the words that you give to it.

  • Jeff 2014 mac
    The best way to record your screen as a GIF.

  • Scribble 2014 photoshop
    Annotate your PSDs with font information for better developer handoffs.

  • Today's Vote 2013 go
    Easily stay up to date with what Canada's House of Commons is voting on each day.

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Talks