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Here’s what I’m currently working on (last updated Nov 27, 2020):

  • I'm five months into my contract at Capital One. After almost exactly three years at Upside doing full-stack and mobile development, I joined Capital One's mobile engineering team as a full-time contractor.

    I'm happy that I'm getting the chance to go much deeper into accessibility, localization and test automation than ever before on top of the usual feature work I'm accustomed to. My team works on credit card rewards for the Capital One iOS app and (ironically) we'll soon be switching gears to work on travel and travel rewards features.

  • I'm four chapters into my new book, "iOS App Distribution & Best Practices". This is a book that I've wanted to write for years and years. qIt's certainly tough having a full-time job, writing this book and being a husband and dad of two, but the pandemic has added a little bit of slack that I'm using for the book. The early access version is set to come out in the next few weeks and the whole thing should be done early next year.

Books I’m reading

At any point in time I’m likely reading a book from Alan Kay’s reading list, a technical book and some fiction. I’m currently reading:

  • Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
  • RxSwift: Reactive Programming with Swift by Scott Gardner, Florent Pillet and Marin Todorov

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Pietro Rea
Written by Pietro Rea, a software developer, team lead and author living in northern Virginia.