Space for Emmie Lewis-Briggman to ramble about various technologies and experiences. All opinions are my own. See disclaimer for details.

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Xcode Build Settings has a Build Active Architecture Only for every project/target.  It’s useful when getting a performance gain while debugging. YES – If set to yes, then Xcode will detect the device that is connected, and determine the architecture, and build on just that architecture alone. NO – If set to no, then it will build on all the architectures. If there’s no problem, setting to YES will make building faster.  During debug mode this is perfectly fine.  In release mode not so much.  Unless you know the kind of devices that will be used to run your app Read more


Issue SQLite is a great way to distribute data to applications in order to integrate with different platforms locally.  Client/server SQL database engines strive to implement a shared repository of enterprise data. They emphasize scalability, concurrency, centralization, and control. SQLite strives to provide local data storage for individual applications and devices. SQLite emphasizes economy, efficiency, reliability, independence, and simplicity.  I love it!  The problem is I don’t really appreciate the lack of documentation when I encounter an issue. I had my first issue with attempting to open a SQLite database using a UNC file path in .NET.  I kept getting “Unable Read more


Background We give demos on a co-located team using Skype for Business often.  I’ve had people ask me a few times about the best way to share your iPad screen from your Mac.  Sometimes we have blockers that don’t allow us to successfully share the simulator.  We also want to give our demos are realistic feel.  I know…there are a lot of options out there.  The most straightforward way I know is to use QuickTime. How do I share my iPad screen using QuickTime? Connect your iPad to your Mac.  On your Mac, open up the QuickTime application.  Go to File => Read more


Background I noticed a while back that when I upgraded my devices to iOS 9 that my viewport scaling for my site was off in Safari.  What do I mean exactly?  I mean the page would show in the left hand corner with the wrong scale.  There goes my responsive design for my site.  How frustrating!!!  It works in every other browser and no changes were made to the site.  Web developers I know you can relate.  Let the research begin. Example below.  Yikes! What did the iOS 9 upgrade do to the mobile browser? Apparently you all should ensure Read more


Background It’s December 4th and I just helped a team deploy an internal iOS application into our Airwatch production environment.  We all were able to perform post production testing and everything seems ok.  Normally we test the initial upgrade process and we uninstall and reinstall the application to verify that everything works as expected. After the testing a communication was sent out to the users to install the application.  This particular application will target about 5500+ users at our company.  We started to get reports about an Untrusted Enterprise Developer message even though we sign our Enterprise apps and use a MDM (mobile Read more