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Create your own Safari Extension

Jun 16, 2010 - 3 Comments
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Did you know that anyone can build an extension for Safari? It is no problem, anyone can do it and it’s actually easier than you might think.

Where is the iPhone Simulator Installed?

Jun 13, 2010 - 4 Comments
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The iPhone Simulator, now called iOS Simulator, will emulate an iPhone or iPad. Newer versions of Xcode want you to launch the app through Xcode first, but that’s not entirely necessary. You can access the simulators directly through the Finder as well, here’s where to look for each version of Xcode: Xcode 4.3 and newer … Read More

Install an Xcode plugin

Jun 4, 2010 - 1 Comment
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So you just downloaded the awesome Xcode code completion plugin (or any other) and you need to get it working… easy. You can install any Xcode plugin by dropping the .pbplugin file into the following directory: ~/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins If you haven’t used plugins yet, the Plug-ins directory does not exist. In this case, all you … Read More

Configuring Xcode to use Subversion

Jun 3, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Whether you are a new Apple developer or an experienced Cocoa engineer with roots in NeXTStep, you will understand the need to back up your hard work. Integrating Xcode with subversion not only allows you to back up your code, but it also enables you to keep a history of changes that you can revert … Read More

Code completion in Xcode

May 27, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Code completion is one of the more useful features when you’re developing since it allows you to write code faster. While Code completion should be activated by default in newer versions of Xcode, it’s easy to enable and use if it isn’t. You can also improve the usability of Xcode’s code completion with a great … Read More

iPad & iPhone GUI PSD files

May 26, 2010 - 5 Comments
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Whether you’re an active or aspiring iPhone or iPad developer, you’ll really appreciate these nice PSD files from design agency Teehan+Lax. They contain well organized layered images of essential GUI elements of the iPhone OS, sized accordingly to the iPad and iPhone (depending on which PSD file you get, of course). Using these documents with … Read More

Download and install iPhone/iPad SDK

May 14, 2010 - 4 Comments
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If you want to start developing for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, the first thing you’ll need to do is download and install the iPhone SDK. Yes, the iPhone SDK is what you will want to download even if you have no intention on developing for the iPhone itself and only the iPad, they … Read More

Compare two files with FileMerge

Mar 4, 2010 - 8 Comments
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If you’re a developer and you haven’t found out about FileMerge yet, you are missing out on one of the more useful apps included within Apple’s XCode installation. FileMerge lets you select any two files and it will compare the two, pointing out any differences between the files. If you’re a developer you already know … Read More

iPad GUI designers take note: iPad GUI element set in a layered PSD file!

Mar 1, 2010 - 1 Comment
Apple iPad GUI Elements

If you plan on developing or designing for the iPad this could be very valuable to you, the folks over at teehan+lax have created a fantastic PSD file of the iPad’s GUI elements, all arranged quite well. The elements are created using vectors so they’re completely scalable, and the files resolution and design is set … Read More

Disable the Crash Reporter Dialog in Mac OS X

Feb 15, 2010 - 1 Comment
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If you’re a developer (or anyone else) you may quickly get fed up with the Crash Reporter Dialogue box that pops up when an app melts down and crashes in Mac OS X. You can disable the Crash Reporter dialog box by launching the Terminal and entering the following command: defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType none … Read More

Quick Guide to Bash Shell Scripting

Oct 30, 2009 - 4 Comments
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Shell scripting is wildly useful and a powerful way to manipulate a lot of files and to automate behind-the-scenes tasks in Mac OS X. This guide is intended for Linux users but the Bash shell is also used in Mac OS X, and as far as I can tell everything in this bash shell scripting … Read More

Setup WordPress in MAMP

Oct 29, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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MAMP is a really useful instant webserver for your Mac that requires practically no setup or installation, you run the app and click “Start” – yes it’s that simple. I use MAMP a lot for local web development and really like it, it’s probably the easiest way to develop locally with something like WordPress. I … Read More

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