Vincent Tourraine

Avril 2017

Ghost in the Shell review: a solid film built on a broken foundation

Of all the ideas the new Ghost in the Shell offers up, one emerges as its thesis. Memory, it posits, doesn’t define our humanity. Instead, our actions define us.

View Controller Refactoring

00:06 Today we're going to work on our tvOS app, which we intend to release very early instead of spending a lot of time polishing it. Toggling the Navigation Bar 00:31 Our current version has a bug that we need to fix before refactoring the code.

Avoiding primitive obsession in Swift

It’s all too easy to pass information around in your code as strings or ints, but this can soon catch up with you. Swift has a powerful set of protocols to avoid this situation, which can ensure your code is still well-modelled, whilst being easy to write.

The 2016 Panic Report

Welcome to 2017… Panic’s 20th anniversary!! No, your eyes do not deceive you. Some of you may not know that we founded our company in 1997, but it’s true. We’re older than Facebook, older than Twitter, older than Google, and somehow still kickin’.

That One Optional Property

Sometimes you need to modify your view controller to do a new thing. One thing leads to another, and you find yourself adding an optional variable property to the view controller, which will be set in some cases and not in others. I think that more often than not, this is a flawed approach.

We Sleep: On the Enduring Propheticism of John Carpenter's THEY LIVE (1988)

John Carpenter's cult classic THEY LIVE (1988) was certainly a movie for its moment. It's also quite resonant today...and probably will be for the foreseeable future. --- CREDITS Materials: - THEY LIVE (1988) by John Carpenter - THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (2012) by Sophie Fienne

This Chinese writer’s science-fiction dystopia features sky-high kindergarten fees and an obsession with time

Courtesy of Melon Hong KongHao Jingfang, China's first female Hugo award-winning science-fiction writer.By ReporterPublished This article is more than 2 years old.点击阅读本文中文版Time had been carefully divided and parceled out to separate the populations.

Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It’s the Network, of Course

The tech world just witnessed a robbery. The heist was so brazen you kind of had to admire it, even if it was pulled off with all the grace of a gas station stickup. Facebook barged into Snapchat’s happy Venice Beach, Calif.

Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson Reimagines the World After the 2016 Election

William Gibson’s science fiction is so eerily prophetic that sometimes it seems as if he’s creating the future, not just imagining it.