Category Archives: Resources

Some great iOS links from the past week.

Here’s a roundup of some of the things I’ve been reading from around the web this week:

Building mobile applications course at Harvard Extension School. I’ve been meaning to learn some android development. I think this is where I’m going to start.

NounProject – Need some icons for your next app? Give these a look!

Catching integer overflows in C – It certainly doesn’t come up very often, but every once in a while you’ll have to deal with integer overflows. This article details what they are and how to catch them.

Nextive JSON parser – I haven’t had opportunity to try this out yet, but word on the street is this is the fastest JSON lib around.

When Patents Attack – produced by NPR and This American Life, this expose talks about patent trolls like lodsys and their shady business practices. Here’s the direct link to the This American Life Podcast.

New iOS Devs Shouldn’t Use IB – Like this author, I’m an IB convert but when I started I was doing all my interfaces in code. The author talks about why all iOS devs should start like this. What do you think?

25 Amazing Open Source iPhone Apps – There’s no better way to learn than seeing how others do it. Check out these open source iPhone products.

A roundup of my favorite iOS and Cocoa blogs

These are some of the better blogs and authors in my Google Reader related to iOS, Cocoa, and Objective-c:

“iPhone Development” – Jeff LaMarche : Always well written and in depth articles. Virtually every article gets starred in Google Reader.
“Cocoa with Love” – Matt Gallagher : If you’re looking for how to use an obscure part of the apple frameworks, this would be the first place to look. Usually Matt’s posts come with accompanying sample code.
“Able Pear Software” : A lot of good beginner articles. Not updated as frequently as it used to be, but their twitter feed has been very active with links to resources.
“Dr. Touch” : Another resource for finding information on lower level or more obscure cocoa tips.
Cocoa Is My Girlfriend” : Real world coding examples
“iCodeBlog” : Tips and help from a variety of authors