Archive for the “General” category

Software update framework for OS X applications

by john on December 4, 2013

Andy Matuschak is the author of Sparkle, a framework to help with software updates of Cocoa (OS X) applications. True self-updating–no work required from the user. Supports bundles, preference panes, plugins, and other non-.app software. Deep delegate support to make (…)

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Enable copy and paste in Finder Quick Look

by john on November 4, 2013

By default, Quick Look does not allow copy/paste when previewing a document. Here’s a quick fix. From a terminal enter the following: $ defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE; $ killall Finder

Becoming a programmer, a personal summary

by john on October 30, 2013

Robert Read on how to become a programmer: To be a good programmer is difficult and noble. But it is really child’s play compared to everything else that a good programmer must do to make a software system that succeeds…In (…)

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Safari 4 Beta

by john on March 1, 2009

A little off topic, but a good tip none the less… Apple recently released Safari 4 beta and if you haven’t given it a try, I highly recommend you do.

Xcode 3 Unleashed, Part III

by john on September 11, 2008

This post is the third in a series on the book Xcode 3 Unleashed, by Fritz Anderson. I’ll wrap up the review in this post by covering both highlights of the book and suggestions for future editions. Highlights Let’s begin (…)

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iPhone Developer Tips…Now Online!

by john on August 13, 2008

If you’ve been reading the iPhone related tips on this site, you’ll want to point your browser to my new iPhoneDeveloperTips.com blog! I’ll continue to write tips here as well, however, the primary focus of my career is now iPhone (…)

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iPhone Developer Tips Coming Soon…

by john on August 12, 2008

I’ve been getting a great deal of interest in the iPhone developer tips section of this blog. So much that I’ve decided to move all iPhone centric tips to another blog, you guessed it, iPhoneDeveloperTips.com. If you have ideas, suggestions (…)

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Mobile Developer Survey, $1000 Drawing

by john on June 12, 2008

I was contacted by VisionMobile, a market analysis and strategic advisory firm in the wireless sector, to pass along a link to their most recent survey for developers who are building mobile applications. Although this is not a Mac tip (…)

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Dr Dobbs Article and Mojax

by john on April 18, 2008

My day job is to lead the developer relations and community building efforts for Mojax, an Ajax framework for writing mobile applications. This type of work is a good fit given I’ve been in software development for nearly 20 years, (…)

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Mac Developer Tips on TV!

by john on April 4, 2008

…NetBeans TV, that is. The short screencast I created on using NetBeans, Ruby and rb-appscript to control scriptable applications on a Mac can now be seen on NetBeans.tv! If you aren’t familiar with NetBeans.tv, it is a popular extension of (…)

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