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In which I misunderstood Objective-C

I was having a think about this short history of Objective-C, and it occurred to me that perhaps I had been thinking about ObjC wrong. Now, I realise that by thinking about ObjC at all I mark myself out as … Continue reading

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WWDC dates announced

The entire of Twitter has imploded after noticing that Apple has announced the dates for WWDC, this year June 7-11. That’s too short notice for me to go, and having only recently started working again after a few months concentrating … Continue reading

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How to hire Graham Lee

There are few people who can say that when it comes to Cocoa application security, they wrote the book. In fact, I can think of only one: me. I’ve just put the final draft together for Professional Cocoa Application Security … Continue reading

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Refactor your code from the command-line

While the refactoring support in Xcode 3 has been something of a headline feature for the development environment, in fact there’s been a tool for doing Objective-C code refactoring in Mac OS X for a long time. Longer than it’s … Continue reading

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WWDC wind-down

As everyone is getting on their respective planes and flying back to their respective homelands, it’s time to look back on what happened and what the conference means. The event itself was great fun, as ever. Meeting loads of new … Continue reading

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Cocoa Memory Management

It becomes evident, thanks to the mass centralisation of the neverending september effect that is stackoverflow, that despite the large number of electrons expended on documenting the retain/release/autorelease reference counting mechanism for managing memory in Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, UIKit, AppKit, … Continue reading

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Solaris iPhone Edition

Apple’s one new feature in Snow Leopard is support for Exchange, which if not squarely an Enterprise lure is certainly bait for medium businesses. But here we hit Apple’s perennial problem; they want to sell more into businesses (because that’s … Continue reading

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WWDC day 00000000000000000000000000000101

Technically day five isn’t over yet, but with just one session and a taxi ride remaining I doubt I’m going to get anything prematurely wrong here. In fact, I’m no longer entirely sure that I’ll remain awake through the rest … Continue reading

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WWDC day four

Not so many sessions attended today – partly because I’ve reached the limit of what the human physiology can achieve on a diet of coffee and doughnuts. But also due to ducking out of sessions to meet with ex-NeXT guys, … Continue reading

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WWDC day three

Today was not quite a full day, so I managed to spend about an hour or so milling around Yerba Buena park, doing a little gift shopping and generally existing outside of the Mascarpone centre. Also put in another update … Continue reading

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