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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Objective-C has a feature called “categories” that allows you to extend the API of a type. It’s somewhat similar to extension methods in C# in that you can define methods which can be invoked on an instance of some class you … Continue reading
After experimenting with Objective-C for a while now, I find the language is gradually growing on me. It’s still a bit strange in some spots, and I have a lot left to learn, but it’s starting to make sense. One … Continue reading
Objective-C is based on good old C. It also has support for object oriented programming, such as classes, virtual methods, and lots of the goodies I’m accustomed to using in C#. One of the classes included in the Foundation library … Continue reading
My new MacBook Pro arrived at our apartment today. I’m very excited! It’s a killer machine: PROCESSOR: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 MEMORY: 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRM – 2x4GB HARD DRIVE: 128GB Solid State Drive DISPLAY: 15″ HR Antiglare WS Display … Continue reading
While learning Objective-C it is natural to also learn about Xcode, Apple’s free IDE. Coming from a firmly entrenched background of using Visual Studio, and all of the standard keyboard shortcuts it provides, it is rather frustrating to suddenly be … Continue reading