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Logging with CocoaLumberjack and TestFlight

Consider the following situation that happens far too often in mobile app development: You’ve just released an app that works perfectly for you, and you’ve tested it extensively. You’re proud of your accomplishments and submit the app to the world, only to have several emails sent to you from users who have nothing but difficulties […]

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Back To Basics: Simple debugging tips in Xcode

As developers we spend most of our lives dealing with broken and barely-functional software: our own software. We do our best to make the applications we develop somewhat less broken and try to add features to make it functional. And once we finally get our software working bug-free and functioning stably, what do we do? […]

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Recovering from bit rot

One of the things that’s hard as a developer is keeping your legacy code up to date.  It’s all too easy to fire-and-forget; write your code, debug it just enough so that it compiles, and then forget it until it breaks again.  I’m guilty of that as well.  In fact, just today I discovered that […]

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How to automate your iPhone app builds with Hudson

As any iPhone application developer who’s released at least a single app to the App Store will tell you, releasing your app is a terrible pain in the…well, it’s not a fun experience.  After your second or third app you start to get the hang of things, but there’s still pain and suffering involved.  Managing […]

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Native UI Controls in PhoneGap coming along nicely

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Frankly I think inflation has really taken its toll on the cost of words, but nevertheless here’s a quick view of what’s been going on in my UIControls PhoneGap branch on Github. In that screenshot the UIWebView frame, aka the actual webpage content of the app itself, […]

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iPhone Certificate Woes

Like many people before me, and I’m sure many more after, I’ve had an ungodly amount of difficulty with Apple’s iPhone certificate provisioning system. I personally think it’s a brilliant solution to a difficult problem, but unfortunately for us they made it a pain in the ass to deal with. I’ve only run up against […]

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