Xcode 4 Book Should be Ready Next Week

October 5th, 2011

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I just finished laying out the last chapter. Now I have to proofread the book and get the website ready for the book launch.


uDevGames Voting Begins

October 3rd, 2011

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The entries in the Mac game development contest uDevGames are finished and voting has started. The voting ends on October 13 at 11:59 PM GMT, with the winners announced on October 14. If you have a Mac, you can download and play all the entries by going to the following URL: http://www.udevgames.com/


Xcode 4 Book Status Report: September 19

September 19th, 2011

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I have started laying out chapters for the electronic version of the book, which is good news. The first version of the ebook covers Xcode 4.1. I will update the ebook for Xcode 4.2, which will be a free update for anyone who buys the Xcode 4.1 version. The print version will cover Xcode 4.2. […]


Xcode 4 Book Status Report: September 6

September 6th, 2011

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I’m still cleaning up material. The Instruments material has been more difficult to clean up than I anticipated. I’m still working on cleaning up the material on the Time Profiler instrument and general material on interpreting the trace results.


Xcode 4 Book Status Report: August 22

August 22nd, 2011

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I cleaned up the modeling tools chapter enough to move it to the almost ready to layout category. I proofread some sections of the Interface Builder and debugging chapters so they’re closer to being in the ready to layout category. Right now I’m working on the Instruments chapter, which is the largest remaining obstacle to […]


Xcode 4 Book Status Report: August 15

August 15th, 2011

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Here’s how the cleanup of the material is coming along. Ready to layout: projects, code editing, version control, command-line tools, and OpenGL tools chapters Almost ready to layout: debugging and Interface Builder chapters More cleanup to do: modeling tools, building projects, and Instruments chapters


Xcode 4 Book Status Report: June 13

June 13th, 2011

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I have moved from the writing to the rewriting phase. What this means I have the material written. Now I have to clean up the material I’ve written: improving explanations, eliminating redundancies, and proofreading. With several hundred pages of material to go through, cleaning up the material is going to take a while. I hope […]


Xcode 4 Book Status Update: May 21

May 21st, 2011

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The book is coming along, but not as quickly as I want. I spent a bunch of time on custom project templates and came to the realization that Xcode 4 project templates were not meant to be created manually. I am not going to put the custom project template material in the book because I […]


Xcode 4 Book Status Update (Late April)

April 30th, 2011

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The book is still several weeks away from being finished. I’m not sure if I can reach my goal of finishing the ebook in May, but if I do reach the goal, it will be late May. I am working on the book every day and making steady progress. When the book is finished, I […]


Making Your README file readable on github on a Mac

January 6th, 2011

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I recently put a small project on github as an experiment. The biggest problem I had was getting the project’s README file to look right. Github supports a variety of markup languages, but not RTF (Rich Text Format), which is the file format the Cocoa text system uses. If you supply a RTF file and […]