Archive for the 'Programming' Category

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Today, Apple released iTunes 11, the anticipated update that has been due “sometime in November” since they announced it earlier this year. Judging from reactions on Twitter it’s having a mixed response: the new UI is, as expected, either refreshing or distressing depending on your particular attachment to the old look-and-feel, and the extent to which […]

The Sandbox’s Big Red Button

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

If you’ve been following the debate surrounding Apple’s Application Sandbox, you know that many developers are concerned about the implications for existing apps of adopting the sandbox. Apple has been threatening for almost a year that apps for sale in the Mac App Store will need to embrace the Application Sandbox, or else further updates […]

Developer ID Gotcha

Monday, March 19th, 2012

For the upcoming Gatekeeper feature in Mac OS X 10.8, Apple will make it easy for customers to prevent software from running that has not been digitally “signed” by developers with a certificate from Apple called the Developer ID certificate. Many developers already choose to sign software using self-generated signing certificates. I wrote many years […]

Learn To Code

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

If learning to program is even a minor goal for you, Code Year (via Brent Simmons) might be just the encouragement you need. They promise to email you on a weekly basis with coding lessons to help you achieve your goal. I’m one of those computer programmers who downplays the difficulty of the profession, because “if I […]