Learning Objective-C on Windows with GNUstep and Eclipse

Writing iOS or Cocoa apps does require a Mac with XCode, but you can learn Objective-C (and work on libraries and command-line apps) on Microsoft Windows. GCC includes an Objective-C compiler. You can install GCC on Windows via Cygwin or MinGW. You can also get the GNUStep implementation of the OpenStep libraries which includes the … Continue reading Learning Objective-C on Windows with GNUstep and Eclipse

Objective-C object syntax and semantics

Objective-C syntax looks like line noise mixed with Klingon. But it's concepts are not that far from standard programming practices, though some of the names of the concepts are unfamiliar because they were chosen before modern practices (like OOP) became common (and thus well understood with a shared syntax.) Some of it's mechanisms are odd … Continue reading Objective-C object syntax and semantics

Taking a step back to learn Objective C

Objective C is the language used by Apple to create IOS apps, so if you want to create native apps, you will need to learn it. You can go a long way in IOS development (and not just using Interface Builder) without having to learn much of Objective C. You can parse through the line … Continue reading Taking a step back to learn Objective C

IOS development late start

Apple stock is falling on the news that iPhone 5 sales are expected to be down 40% below projections. Without Steve Jobs at the helm, it was only a matter of time before this sort of thing happened. It seems like a great time for me to finally get started learning IOS development. One part … Continue reading IOS development late start

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that … Continue reading 2012 in review