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Review of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

A quintessential catalogue for mobile developers, this is a no-frills systematic guide to common patterns. It tries to be device-neutral but does illustrate good and bad patterns on both droid and iOS devices in an easy to navigate and follow … Continue reading

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Optimizing Connections to the Apple Push Notification Service

Optimizing Connections to the Apple Push Notification Service iPhone Developer News The Apple Push Notification Service provides a high-speed, high-capacity interface, so you should establish and maintain an open connection to handle all your notifications. Connections that are repeatedly opened … Continue reading

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Review of Publishing with iBooks Author .

The recent iBooks Authoring tool released by Apple has given amateur book writers and enthusiasts a direct enablement to self-publish their own interactive books to Apple’s bookstore, in a similar way that developers have been given access to the app-store. Nellie McKesson … Continue reading

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Upgrading to XCode 4.3 and solving the /Developer issue

With the upgrade to XCode 4.3, one of the significant changes is that the /Developer folder is gone and instead bundled within the /Applications/XCode.app/ content bundle. One thing that you have to remember is that for the command-line tools (of which now you should be … Continue reading

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Review of jQuery Mobile: Up and Running .

This book does indeed seem like a pre-released even though it has alredy been published, but it feels a bit incomplete in many areas, which was the general gist I got from reading this book and comparing it to various … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Mastering Advanced Git’ by McCullough and Berglund

I probably own about one or two git books, I use git quite a bit but I don’t go beyond my normal basic routines. I then was given the opportunity to review Mastering Advanced Git, a 3-and-a-half-hour video by Matthew … Continue reading

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Review of iOS 5 Programming Cookbook

The follow on from iOS 4 Cookbook, which I thoroughly enjoyed by Vandad Nahavandipoor, is the opposite of what you might find being the more concise O’Reilly books on specific iOS topics, that I normally review. Depending on how your mind operates, this … Continue reading

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