Mark Broski hails from Kansas City, Missouri where he developed a lifelong passion for barbecue, the Kansas City Chiefs, and freshwater fishing. He began his professional career maximizing utility as an economics professor. In 2003, he transitioned to consulting work --first in data analysis, then in object-oriented development. In 2008, he joined CapTech Consulting in Richmond, Va. For the last four years, his full-time focus has been on iOS development for clients in the banking industry. Mark is passionate about raising up the next generation of great developers: at CapTech he co-leads the firm's college new-hire bootcamp.
WWDC 2016 introduced a fabulous Foundation API for measuring just about anything from distance to duration to diameter. Here is a great opportunity to rethink/refactor the way your app handles dates, currency values, and other measurements, along with proper localization. But be warned: developer forethought is still required. Experience shows that without care, these unit measurements can create subtle and pernicious bugs that can mislead your users or crash your app. But when you get it right, you can build an extensible, fast, and accurate code that accounts for the quirks in our human measurement systems.