Below is my solution for one of the extra credit questions from assignment #1 from Stanford’s online CS193P class. Was trying to find a way to do it and found this post, it had an ok solution but the author mentions that a better solution would be something that manipulates the string instead of multiplying the display’s doubleValue. Here is what I came up with:
Stumbled across a helpful set of cheat sheets today for Mac keyboard shortcuts and multi-touch gestures along with a lot of other helpful posts over at Dan Rodney’s blog. Being relatively new to Mac sometimes I forget things like the symbols for the option key or control key so this is a nice reference to have if I forget again.
Cocoa Controls is a handy little site that offers various open source controls for Mac and iOS. You can follow their blog or sign up for their weekly email newsletter to keep up with any new additions to the site. To contribute your own controls for people to use it looks like you sign up using your GitHub account and then submit your project.
Just made a separate page to keep all of my iOS resources in one place. This seemed like a much better solution than what I had been doing. The dig through posts to find it, copy/paste, add new content routine was getting old.
LeanDomainSearch is a handy little website to get suggestions for possible domain names based off of a keyword. The suggestions are decent, none of that keyword123.com crap, but totally useable and more importantly available domain names. Finding an available name can be a bit of a pain in the ass but LeanDomainSearch makes it a bit easier.
DocSets is a Universal iOS app that lets you download and easily browse Apple’s developer documentation. The sets available are for Mac OS X 10.6/10.7 and iOS 4.2/4.3/5.0/5.1 with sizes ranging from around 200MB to 500MB. DocSets also happens to be an open source project available on GitHub. So beyond all that referency-goodness you can poke around in its source code to see how it works, algebraic!
An article written by David Smith has a very interesting/tricky/clever way to do upgrade pricing on apps. Still would be a bit scary to try and base your business on an App Store loophole. I think I would wait a bit to see if Apple kills this before giving it a try.
Apple posted the WWDC 2012 session videos a couple days ago, will have to add it to my resource list. You do have to have a developer account to view the videos but it’s free to sign up, the $100 charge is only if you want to publish to the store or test on an iOS device.
Piazza must be Italian for ‘perfect timing’ because I just started working through the Stanford iOS classes last week. Piazza acts as a class message board so you can work with other people taking the class to ask questions, etc. The class will run from June 25th to August 27th, registration ends on July 6th. Here are the links to sign up for Piazzo and the class on iTunes U.