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I just finished recording episode 35 of [objc retain]; the stream on Objective-C programming with Free Software that I co-host with Steven Baker. It is available on Twitch and you can subscribe there to get notified about new episodes. It … Continue reading
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
Starting next week: [objc retain]; in which Steven Baker and I live-code Objective-C on a modern free software platform. Wednesday, February 10th, 1900UTC. More info at objc-retain.com.
All Mac and iPhone OS developers must by now be familiar with LLVM, the Low-Level Virtual Machine compiler that Apple has backed in preference to GCC (presumably at least partially because because GCC 4.5 is now a GPLv3 project, in … Continue reading
A number of times, I’ve chased myself down rat holes in iPhone projects because I’ve created a design or implementation that assumes UITableView and NSTableView are similar objects. They aren’t. The main problem I come across is related to how … Continue reading
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
It took longer than I expected to follow up my previous article on unit testing and Core Data, but here it is. Note that the pattern presented last time, Remove the Core Data Dependence, is by far my preferred option. … Continue reading
Needless to say, I’m standing on the shoulders of giants here. Chris Hanson has written a great post on setting up the Core Data “stack” inside unit tests, Bill Bumgarner has written about their experiences unit-testing Core Data itself and … Continue reading
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