Category Archives: Software Development

Software development – the process as well as the art

Bitbucket.org

Having decided that I want to be able to “post” larger examples on this site, I decided that the easiest way to do that is to host the code on a public git repo, and so people can download the … Continue reading

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Sourcetree and Gitolite

Just a less than obvious (to me) feature of sourcetree. If you are cloning a remote git repository, you need to tab out of the Source path/ URL field to activate the clone button. The url will be validated at … Continue reading

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What a Git

I’ve been using git for version control for a while now, and I have to say that I am quite happy with it. But… With the Apple developer program you get a licence for the server version os OS X. … Continue reading

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Dictionaries and Entity Framework

Just a crude profile to think about. Scenario 1 class A has an internal Dictionary<string, int> , and a method for looking up the values ralated to the instance by key. Scenario 2 the string -> int is implemented as … Continue reading

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Publishing Visual Studio Profiling Reports in WordPress

Wow, that was a bit painful. I had written a post on something I had profiled in Visual studio, andI pasted a row from the call tree vew into the post. As you might expect the format of the pasted … Continue reading

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Armless

Another pesky app verification warning. “iPhone/iPod Touch: application executable is missing a required architecture.  At least one of the following architecture(s) must be present: armv6…” Assuming you have the following: You will note all the references to Arm6… Check the … Continue reading

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Religious Icons

Duh. So an iOS app needs lots of icons. There is a list here. Check it out if you are getting “warning: iPad: icon.png: icon dimensions (57 x 57) don’t meet the size requirements.  The icon file must be 72×72 … Continue reading

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Objective C Categories and Static Libraries

Just a quick reminder, if you need to use categories declared in a static library, add the following linker flags: -all_load and -ObjC and build clean then build. Language features that depend on linker flags… Not sure they are serious….

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iOS Static Libraries and Xcode 4

I’m guessing I am just stupid, but creating an environment in Xcode in which I could build and debug an app and a static library together seemed to be less obvious than it should be. So without further ado I’ve … Continue reading

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Error loading /Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types

If you are getting this error running applescripts, it probably means that you are using a 32bit version of the adobe scripting additions. Here is the fix: adobe

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