iTunes 11 made its debut today and it is definitely a step up from its predecessor. I am really liking the new interface and how your library, devices, and the store are on different tabs. Everything feels a bit snappier too and I’m using an ancient Macbook 1,1 running Snow Leopard.
“I don’t like it and I don’t like the contraction ’em, as far as I’m concerned his name is ‘Dig Them’.”
– Mort Goldman
Interesting proposal from Apple’s Doug Gregor on a replacement for traditional C headers called modules. Instead of including an entire library with a program a module makes it accessible via an API so you can just call the parts of the library you need when you need it.
This article already satisfies my goals of at least one blog post a day and at least one bad Jonathan Swift pun a day, I’m out.
“I just killed a bear with deadly stillness.”
– Stan Smith
A funny article that is a bit old but always makes me chuckle: an in-depth review of felis catus, the common house cat. The article covers everything from acquisition, operation, maintenance, compatibility with current hardware, and it is all topped off with a sweet comparison matrix.
“This sausage is probably eighteen years old. This thing could vote. This thing could go to war and die for its country.”
– Coach McGuirk
“Live fat, die old, and leave a weird looking corpse.”
Here is a very helpful tutorial on using NSXMLParser that was suggested by Ray Wenderlich on his forum. It walks you through using the 3 main parsing methods (didStartElement, foundCharacters, didEndElement) and includes an easy to follow example. I went from knowing nothing about using NSXMLParser to parsing XML from an API request in no time.
Here are a few other resources that helped out once I had my feet under me:
Very cool video I found posted on TUAW that stars Link on an adventure spanning 16 various Apple devices. Very cool.