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Jesse Black, Software Engineer

Jesse Black has eight years programming experience that he brings to stable|kernel as a software engineer. His passion for programming stemmed from a love of logic and some tedious paperwork responsibilities working with his family. Inevitably, he decided to write custom software for his family's business Salon Harmony, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from New York University. When he's not working on client solutions for native Android and iOS apps, he enjoys longboarding, television, playing guitar and listening to Phish.
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Recent Posts

Striking a Balance with UI Tests

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 3/2/17 10:45 AM

Everyone wants well-tested apps, and I know I've been drawn to User Interface testing since Xcode added UI Recording. Not only is it really fun to watch the app move so fast, but testing also offers a lot of potential benefits. While unit tests help validate the code we write, UI tests automate user-level functionality.

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Supporting Accessibility: Larger Text in iOS

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 12/22/16 10:45 AM

iOS 10 is the third version to allow users to specify a size preference under Accessibility: Larger Text. Apple usually gives a runway of 6 months up to a year before they start forcing developers into supporting a new feature. At this point, it seems like it will always be optional for developers to respect this setting.

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Piloting Life in the Fastlane

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 3/8/16 10:30 AM

We as a company have been advocating Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. I mean, who hasn’t? 

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Patience with Test-Driven Development (TDD)

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 7/7/15 2:43 PM

Test-driven development and the mobile development community as a whole is maturing and reinventing traditional paradigms with a mobile twist, i.e., Android's Data Binding Library. 

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Xcode 6’s View Debugger

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 4/28/15 2:17 PM

View Debugger is a cool new feature in Xcode 6 providing an interactive way to visualize view hierarchies.

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Debouncing: The Illusion of Immediacy

By Jesse Black, Software Engineer | 1/22/15 2:04 PM

Over the last eighteen months, stable|kernel has contributed to the phenomenon known as the Internet of Things -- connecting mobile devices to physical devices. 

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