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Twitter enable your app with XAuth!

Community enabling an application can be a pain – far harder than it needs to be. One of the biggest reasons for this problem is OAuth. Requiring a mobile application to open an 800×500 html window is unrealistic, exacerbated by graphic designers who think that a web page is the answer to every problem (remember […]

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Adding iAd to Your Projects

I noticed that there is no official sample code for including iAd banners in your projects. Knowing Apple “version zero” demoware, I thought it might be a good idea to build a small project to evaluate iAd.

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File Well for MacOS X Cocoa

I needed a control for an application I am writing, very similar to one that was a common idiom in the NeXT world – a drag well for files. Drag a file icon to the well and drop it in, and the application receives the full path of the file; drag from the well, and […]

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tinyMCE html editor for Cocoa

One thing that’s been missing in MacOS X Cocoa is an easy way to add html editing features. A long time ago, in an operating system far away (NeXTSTEP, of course), it was simple enough to use Terminal Services to add almost anything you want, and I had a very useful set built for html […]

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iOS 4 Impact

I’ve just finished the first stage of one app port to iOS 4. I have to say that it has been a very rocky road, with the first announcement and beta some months back, followed by the very late announcement of iPhone 4 at WWDC. Let’s look at the timings and implications… and I’m going […]

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iPad impact – for developers

I did a review last week of the iPad release, based on the Programming Guide and Human Interface Guidelines, for a customer. The aim was to find out what changes I would have to make to their iPhone application; this post is to give my impressions, on that very brief survey, of what changes developers […]

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Eclipse/WOLips tips

I have been running a WebObjects introduction course this week, using Eclipse (as I have been for the past several years). As I don’t always use Eclipse for development, this has served to remind me of a lot of basic functionality that I otherwise will forget between courses. If anyone is interested, I have a […]

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Objective C Unit Tests

A few notes here: I don’t use Unit Tests as much as I should (probably true of most of us, I guess).  I had built a good, functioning example for a Cocoa class a year or two back, and wanted to make use of that in a new project. There’s a reasonable guide on the […]

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Including Twitter on a web page

The Twitter link itself is almost trivial

iPhone app – Huddle

Huddle is a network of Online workspaces that brings project management software, online collaboration and document sharing together. I’m putting this up as the support URL pro tem for Huddle.

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