This question came up in an IRC channel the other day: “What’s the best way to set up a property that’s read-only externally, but modifiable inside of the class, so I can use properties or KVC to change it?”
__unsafe_unretained. That sounds pretty scary. It’s a new symbol added by ARC that’s used to decorate pointers. It pops up in Xcode’s autocomplete occasionally, and sometimes you see it in code you find on the net. What is it? When would you want to use it?
Highgroove recently ran an experiment: Could we work remotely, and do it well? We thought so, and to test the theory, we rented two houses in Rosemary Beach for a week.
Our own Owen Matthews has left on a jet plane to teach an iOS class to Palestinian developers in the West Bank with one of our favorite non-profits, MercyCorps. Their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
If you’re looking to pick up a new framework or language, you probably aren’t asking yourself, “Hmm, should I take a class from Big Nerd Ranch, or from Little Jock Hut?” You are probably wondering: “Why take a class at all?”