macOS Catalina is just around the corner and with it comes mandatory notarization and hardened runtime. If your mac app accepts plugins or otherwise loads 3rd party frameworks and libraries, there are a few caveats that you’ll need to take care.
Choosing a database to use for your iOS app is no simple feat. But what if you have the tools to make an informed decision for your app? What if you can decide for today and design for tomorrow?
Are you an iOS developer who believes that making icons is purely witchcraft? Perhaps you have an inkling to be able to do some of that wizardry yourself? Here is a step-by-step process on how to create icons for tab bar buttons as well as other glyphs. Techniques that you would find useful for those times when you don’t have access to a good graphic designer.
As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it’s to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself. Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.
Were you passed on a job opportunity because you were blind on user experience topics? Do you feel challenged in educating clients, colleagues, or even managers on user interface topics? Here is a list of references that can help you.
Core ML’s tools to convert other framework’s machine learning models is a pretty awesome feat in itself. However it is by no means complete. I found some issues in converting models which outputs images. Issues which took me a few weeks to solve even after many consultations to Google and Apple’s own forums. But here’s the solution and I’m sharing it with you so that you don’t have to experience the same predicament which I had.
I’ve been toying around with retraining machine learning models — one for generating prose and the other for processing photos and separate objects from its background. Here are some of the challenges I encounter as a total newbie and how I got around it.
Are you being hunted by Xcode command line tools? Have you uninstalled it only to realize that it came back again? If you already have the Xcode installed and really need the full IDE, don’t waste space by having the command line tools installed as well. Here’s how.
Make thousands of unique 64 bit identifiers at every millisecond without the need of global synchronization.
How to safely try out Apple’s new machine learning libraries without bricking your main machine. Goodbye beta blues, hello new ideas!
Futures/promises are great to coordinate persistence and views to ensure responsiveness in today’s native apps. However bringing thousands of lines of foreign code just to have this small functionality may not be cool. Here’s a hundred-line implementation of futures/promises in Swift 3.1
It’s high time you update your macOS app to support the Touch Bar. You’ll need to have some strategy on how to design your Touch Bar interface – don’t just pour any buttons into it. Here’s some tips on how to work this new hardware.
Apple is enforcing a stronger encryption that applications need to use when connecting to their backends. Is your server secure enough to meet Apple’s standards? Being HTTPS doesn’t necessarily imply that it’s good enough.
Apple’s latest operating system updates – iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan – are enforcing stronger network encryption. This is wonderful for users – however it could mean extra work for developers and system administrators.
In short, applications are strongly encouraged to use HTTPS, TLS 1.2 and perfect forward secrecy. You might be saying to yourself, “We’re already serving through HTTPS, so we’re good.” As it turns out, it may not be that simple. It isn’t for Microsoft and you could be affected as well. Yes, at least one of Microsoft’s web services isn’t yet up to Apple’s security standards as of this writing.
If you have to use Maven to build your Xcode projects and lusting to move your dependency management to Cocoapods, here is a relief for you. Read on for a tip on how to get Cocoapods work in a Java-dominated enterprise.