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Monthly Archives: February 2012
I’m pretty sure @bbum must have worn through a few keyboards telling users of StackOverflow not to rely on the value of an Objective-C object’s -retainCount. Why? When we create an object, it has a retain count of 1, right? … Continue reading
Perhaps this isn’t news. Perhaps it doesn’t matter because you’ve provided public accessors. But here are the results anyway. #import <Foundation/Foundation.h> @interface A: NSObject @property (nonatomic, assign) int a; @end @interface B: A – (int)differentGetter; @end @interface C: NSObject @property … Continue reading
I’ve seen questions about whether to always provide accessors for ivars, and recommendations, such as in akosma software’s ObjC code standards, that say Whenever possible, do not specify ivars in the header file; use only @property and @synthesize statements instead. … Continue reading
[This article was co-written with @securityninja] If mobile app security is failing, it’s up to the security industry, not developers, to repair it. An article published yesterday at security news site DarkReading announces “Developers not applying secure development life cycle … Continue reading
iTunes was messing about rebuilding the device I was trying to use for development, so I had time over lunch to write a new message dispatch system in the Objective-C language. “But wait,” you say, “Objective-C already has a message … Continue reading
I’ve talked before about not being a dick when it comes to dealing with private data and personally-identifying information. It seems events have conspired to make it worth diving into some more detail. Only collect data you need to collect … Continue reading