5 pages tagged with "objective-c"

Why Objective-C is doomed

June 25, 2014 - 1208 words - 7 mins
My recent LinkedIn article ended with the conclusion: One thing that is clear to observers - Objective-C’s days are numbered. Apple management are not shy about killing off technologies that no longer suit them, and once they feel maintaining Objective-C is preventing further improvement, it will b… read more

What Swift means for Mobile Development

June 08, 2014 - 56 words - 1 mins
To celebrate being granted publishing access on LinkedIn, I’ve put up a post with my thoughts about the new Swift language. I’ve tried my best to make it understandable & accessible for non-developers, but still present useful technical content. Check it out here. read more

Why Swift was a better option than Xamarin

June 05, 2014 - 848 words - 5 mins
Matt Baxter-Reynolds over at ZDNet claims that Swift is “a total mishit that’s badly judged the state of the software development industry” and that “What Apple should have done, years ago, was bought Xamarin”. I disagree with this on a number of levels. I think the crux of the argument hinges on th… read more

Bird Nerd 1.0

March 05, 2014 - 1833 words - 10 mins
So, I built a game. Following the yanking of Flappy Bird from the App Store (and the subsequent proliferation of indie apps), a colleague said: “We should build an app called ‘Flappy Word’, where instead of flying through pipes, you collect letters and make words”. This sounded like an absolute winn… read more

Sorting an NSMutableArray using a block

November 09, 2010 - 60 words - 1 mins
Now we have blocks in Objective-C, we no longer need to define standalone methods to implement a custom array sort. However, I’m always forgetting the exact syntax, so, mostly as a reminder to myself: [alerts sortUsingComparator:(NSComparator)^(Alert *a1, Alert *a2) { if ([a1.severity compare:a2.se… read more