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What is ARC?

Automatic Reference Counting is Swift’s way to keep track of how many strong references are pointing to a specific instance. ARC is used to :

  • To track and manage memory usage;
  • so that you don’t need to think about it yourself.
  • It automatically frees up memory used by class instances…

Day 3 of my own Hackerrank Challenge. Today I solved the Two Strings problem.


Level : Easy

Test Cases Passed : 8/8


  • Given two strings, determine if they share a common substring. A substring may be as small as one character.


Whether string 1 & string 2…

Day 1 of my own Hackerrank Challenge. I’m planning to do at least one problem each day for the 100 days, doesn’t really have to be consecutive, though it’d be great If can, and write how I came up with the solution. I think this could be a great way…

Day 2 of my own Hackerrank Challenge. Today I solved the Jumping On Clouds problem. I will publish my Day 1 takeaways soon, it’s still a work in progress.


Level : Easy


  • There’s a consecutive number of clouds
  • There’s two types of clouds; cumulus & thunderheads
  • You can…

Bobo App Mockup

Hi everyone! I’m finally [attempting to] writing again. I want to share the app I developed for my first Nano Challenge at Apple Developer Academy @Binus. I created this in 9 days from conceptualizing to finish, so it’s not perfect, but I’m pretty proud of it. For this challenge, we…

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Object Oriented Programming, like the name, is a style of programming where we see each entity as an object that has properties and methods surrounding it.

Each object is created through a class, a blueprint for an object which contains all the definitions (properties and methods) of an object.


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Today was the first time I got my first ‘realistic’ rejection e-mail. No, it’s not a job rejection letter, rather it’s a scholarship rejection letter. I knew from the start that the odds are small, knowing that I was applying for a grant from a highly competitive and big company…

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Earlier last month I finally subscribed to become a full time Medium reader. Horray! Now I’m able to read as much as self-help articles that I need. For the past month I’ve just been binge-reading every article I found interesting any time that I had. During lectures, commuting, running, meal…

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