A very useful Wikipedia article summarizing the details about a large number of commercial and free file and directory comparison tools.
Macworld had an interesting article today about the Mac development efforts at Google. Probably most interesting was a link to a Google site dedicated just to Mac software development: Google Mac Developer Playground.
After reading the first 6 chapters in Aarons book, I couldn’t wait any longer and had to start writing my own program. I will share a first taste of it here soon. One key problem I soon faced was how to manage multiple versions, i.e., how to save old versions of my program when making major changes. Xcode has no rename functionality, and since an Xcode project comprises many files, the answer is not straightforward. A related problem is that I first started to call my Cocoa Application project by appending the version number. The problem with that is that the Cocoa application by default has the same name and that was awkward. For instance, my current project, a fractal generator, is called “FracGen 0p3”, but I wanted the application to be called only “FracGen” and have the version number appear when selecting the “About” menu item. Continue reading →
This is my first article in a while now. The reason is that I finally got into learning how to program in Cocoa for Mac OS X. Only recently did I manage pass the initially steep learning curve. Now things are easier and I make noticeable progress almost daily. I keep adding to my long time pet project, a fractal generator. Continue reading →