Rails 4.0 has yet to be released, but since it might be here by Christmas, it’s time to start getting ready.
Brandon Beacher talks about software craftsmanship and how diligence ensures a quality product.
Owen Matthews is back from the West Bank where he taught an iOS class with Mercy Corps. And I have his notes from class! He really captured his feelings about an eye opening week. You may remember his earlier post.
Highgroove requires everyone to attend a conference every year, and begrudgingly I agreed to head to Hawaii for Aloha Ruby. The flight was long but well worth it, the weather was amazing, and the conference was packed with useful information.
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?