Tag Archives: Xcode

Pro Tip: Data Types Matter

I made a stupid mistake recently, which cost me more than a few hours of time to figure out. But I learned a couple things: Xcode will let you dig as deep a hole as you like, despite its “assistance”, and no amount of experience is a substitute for taking your time, especially when writing … Continue reading →

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Are Your (Older) Apps Ready for iOS6?

I would hope this is obvious to anyone who’s been around the iOS eco-system during an iOS beta period: Make sure your apps will continue to work with the new release!

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Many From One

Building one app from one code base is pretty straight forward (all other complexities of Xcode development notwithstanding, of course). Building more than one app from one code base is a bit less intuitive, however. Recently someone wrote about using git, a source code control tool, to manage multiple app versions. This is an interesting … Continue reading →

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The Distro Scheme

If you came to Xcode4 from Xcode3, you noticed a distinctly different methodology to the way in which apps are built, namely Schemes. Schemes introduce more organization and flexibility to how you build targets in Xcode and to what is actually produced. But with flexibility comes some complexity that can be frustrating at times. Once … Continue reading →

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