Unlike myself, the iOS developer community has been quite active posting great content this month. Here are some of the things I found most interesting from across the blogosphere:
- Back in June, John Siracusa talked about the possiblity of Apple replacing Objective-C with a new platform based on an abstracted memory model. In a series of posts (Surpass, Not Replaced, Objective Dash) Jesper explored a similar path, and finally Matt Gallagher chimed in: Is a virtual machine for Cocoa programming inevitable? All of these posts are very interesting reads. I certainly hope that Apple is working on leaving Objective-C’s C legacy behind.
- Martin Pilkington about new features in the Objective-C runtime (called
Objective-C 2.2by Martin). Say goodbye to
- Terminal Tips and Tricks For Mac OS X is a super-useful collection of tricks that recently made its way around Twitter. My favorites are opensnoop and mdfind -live (via Christian Beer).
- ShareKit is an open-source library that enables your iOS app to share content on Twitter, Facebook, etc. with just a few lines of code.
- Seriously is a new HTTP library with an easy-to-use block-based interface (via Joost Schuur).
- It never hurts to have another pull-to-refresh implementation (made famous by Tweetie 2) so Leah Culver has written one.
- The ever-resourceful Matt Gemmell developed the
UISplitViewControllerApple should have made: MGSplitViewController can display the split view in landscape and portrait, has a vertical and a horizontal layout, and interactive sizing of the master and detail panes.