Getting past just following a tutorial

SwiftUI, MVVM and Firebase

SwiftUI is such a pleasure for a new iOS developer like myself. When you combine it with Firebase, it’s so much easier now to build robust apps. I want to share my journey in building a simple social media app.

I created a repository…


Great advice. It is amazing how so many musicians in their 20's had so much insight into what life is really about.

Pink Floyd has been an inspiration to me my whole life.

Would have been super cool to hear them play live at Pompeii in 1972.

The Youngbloods Get…


How To Build A Custom Image Picker In React Native & Expo

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In a React Native Expo project, I am working on the user needs to be able to select local static images and also use their own image from the device. …


How To Open Apple Maps From An Address In SwiftUI

In an iOS app I am working on I need to show a map from an address.

But after researching and asking some questions I was able to get it to work.

I must admit I struggled quite a bit…


Create a Tags UI Component in React and Styled Components

Try it here https://bef94.csb.app/

I need to make a React component that enables users to create tags on their profile.

So I went looking to see if anyone had already created such a component. …


I need to make a React component that enables users to create tags on their profile. It’s for a React project of mine, still a work in progress.

So I went looking to see if anyone had already created such a component. …


Long Beach California’s Most Famous Patriot

Who remembers Ski Demski Long Beach’s most famous patriot? He created the world's largest flag. Here are a few links to remind you.

https://www.patriotwood.com/.../the-world-s-largest...


My inspiration was my Love of Thailand and curiosity about a new rabbit hole.

I was doing my normal routine when I came across the Momentum Chrome extension. It was very inspiring and totally worth the pro price. So my analytical mind said it would be fun to reverse engineer this.

So I did what most people do and did a search on google…


Why I live part of the year in Thailand

Here is what a traffic jam looks like in our village!

I used to be obsessed with traveling to new places I have never seen in the world before.

Now I have found I find happiness in being around people that…

Mike Haslam

Web & Mobile Developer, Passionate About Travel and Thailand.

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