The lunar new year will arrive on 28 January, 2017 but Luchun (立春) will be on 3 February, 2017. That’s when the Year of Rooster will actually start.
Year of Monkey starts on 4th February, 2016 while the Lunar New Year starts on 8th February, 2016.
Happy New Year of Monkey!
Apple just launched their Swift Blog to bring developer some updates on new iOS programming language.
There’s a war going on lately, a digital war on legal aspect. As you might have read elsewhere, in-app purchase patent trolling is haunting iOS developers and the whole App Store economy I would say. Mike Lee, a Mac developer & former iOS developer, is proposing to boycott the API all together.
I’m not affected yet as I don’t produce apps with in-app purchase but it’s surely time for Apple to make some announcement whether developers need to pay for the vampires or not. I’m sure no one wants to be Lodsysed ever.
TUAW has posted a summary of developers & apps to help Japan. In short, simply download or purchase some development tools or iOS apps, the developer will donate money to Japan via various means.
Please note that some effort is time limited. For instance, Capcom will give 100% of their iOS app sales until 21st March, 2011.
If you prefer, you can help directly by donating to your local charity, such as Red Cross.
Let’s help Japan to relief the recent earthquake & tsunami crisis!