5: Common Design Patterns in Cocoa Development

Cavewoman Debugging Episode 5 - Common Design Patterns in iOS Development

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Show notes:

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, by Erich Gamma (Author), Richard Helm (Author), Ralph Johnson (Author), John Vlissides (Author)

Cocoa Design Patterns, by Erik Buck (Author), Donald Yacktman (Author)

Brief Description of Design Patterns from Apple

Model-View-Controller from Apple

Thread-safe singleton implementation

I talked so much in the podcast about design patterns that I completely forgot to do my picks for the week! Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy with coding and volunteer work to try out new games, but I have finally moved on to the third Discworld book! For music, anything that gets me up and moving, so I’m choosing the song most recently added to my “Songs to get me moving” playlist. Games, still addicted to SongPop!

My picks for the Week
Book - Equal Rites (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

Music - “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON

Games - SongPop - User name ne.ribbon if you want to challenge me!

Comments, questions, ideas for future topics? Email cavewoman@littlepotatosoftware.com

4: Solving Programming Problems with Demo Projects

Episode 4 of Cavewoman Debugging - Solving Programming Problems with Demo Projects Listen: PodcastAlphaTalk - the app that prompted this episodehttp://asciiwwdc.com - Transcripts of WWDC videos http://raywenderlich.com - Great tutorials http://www.cocoapods.org - Cocoa source code https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2014/?id=512 - WWDC videos from 2014 https://github.com/SnapKit/Masonry - Masonry auto layout library http://revealapp.com - Mac App to inspect views on iOS Anything but ProgrammingJavelin written by Michael Torke.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javelin_(Torke) The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett SongPop - Challenge me at ne.ribbon !

3: Xcode Plugins

Episode 3 is all about Xcode Plugins


Just a note: New version of
BabyProof released recently!

Xcode plugins live here:
~/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins

Plugins I mention on the podcast:

Xvim - gives you the VIM editor in Xcode text windows (not just code editing windows, but anywhere you’d edit text, such as in build phases)

ColorSense - takes any calls to UIColor and lets you bring up a color picker to change it.  Also shows a preview of the color when you are near the color.

ClangFormat - clean up your code according to various coding styles

VVDocumenter-Xcode - easy to add HeaderDoc style comments

Code completion for image names

QuickLocalization - convert a string literal into a call to NSLocalizedString

Find more packages with Alcatraz

Nice description of a few more plugins from Mattt Thompson

In a hurry?  Make your installed plugins work a new version of XCode without reinstalling (YMMV)

$ defaults read /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Info DVTPlugInCompatibilityUUID

Then, take the value returned and edit the Info.plist of your plugin to add that UUID to the list of compatible UUIDs.

Pop Culture Links
SongPop and Rock On
Books: On to the second book of Terry Pratchett,
The Light Fantastic.  Also, really enjoy the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd - just finished An Unmarked Grave.  If you like strong women detectives set in period WWI England/France.
Dvorak Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81, first movement

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