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 […]


Xcode 4 on Mac App Store

March 9th, 2011

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Mac developers who are not part of Apple’s paid developer programs will be glad to know Xcode 4 is now on the Mac App Store. You will not be glad to know that it costs $5, but at least it’s cheaper than the $99 annual fees for Apple’s iPhone and Mac developer programs. Those of […]


Eight Chapters

June 28th, 2010

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A few weeks ago Apple unveiled Xcode 4 to the developers who were at WWDC. The announcement of Xcode 4 makes an Xcode 3 book obsolete so I am going to focus on Xcode 4 for the next edition of Xcode Tools Sensei. To keep the Xcode 3 material I wrote from going to waste, […]