Javascript: The Good Parts – A Collection of Lectures By Douglas Crockford on the Javascript Language

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A few years ago, I am not sure just when or how, I stumbled upon these videos on Yahoo where programming legend Douglas Crockford gave very interesting and insightful lectures on the JavaScript language. It has been a bit tedious to find part X of a lecture and I would think about creating a page on the web that embeds all these videos in a way that makes watching them easier to do. To curate this content as Robert Scoble might say. Well after all this time I am doing just that in this post.  I think that if you are a programmer and you use JavaScript in any fashion that this information is really useful. Both to learn new things, as well as for review. Read more

How to Fix Base SDK Missing Problem in XCode

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In this article I cover how you can fix the Base SDK Missing problem you might have had using the iOS SDK 5.2. The video above is easiest to see in full screen mode.

I downloaded Apple’s iOS SDK 5.2 and installed it on my Mac. After that process was over , I decided to load an existing project of mine into XCode. Ok, good. Then I tried to do a build. Kaboom! It did not work! No worries I thought, I will just go to the drop-down and pick the latest SDK 5.2. But the option was not there! The thought came to me that I might have to create a new project and import all my files from my existing project just to get it to work. Not a very nice thought to say the least! Read more

Happy Thanksgiving in 2010!

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Thanksgiving Turkey
While in many ways 2010 was a tough year, there are still many many things to be thankful for. Here is a list of things I though of for myself:


  • A job. Not something to be taken for granted these days.
  • Food to eat.
  • A roof over my head
  • A wife that loves me.
  • 2 nephews.
  • 2 sisters and 2 brother-in-laws.
  • My mom.
  • Fall colors.
  • Fresh clean crisp air to breathe in.
  • A good church.
  • Good friends.
  • A working car.
  • walks in the forest preserve.

I could go on a while but I think you get the drift. What are you thankful for?

Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

I Have Been Spiffing Up the Site

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If you have ever been to before, and now have come back, you will notice that things look a lot different. I’m not done with this spiff-up by any means, but it is well along the way. I think that visually it is a big improvement. Also I am using a Like button for Facebook on posts, and a Retweet button for Twitter. So I’m beginning to get some of the social aspects covered too. Why the social aspects? Its a good way for people to spread the word about content on this site if they find it useful. Read more

How to Create Class Categories in Objective C

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As I began refining some sample code for making Universal Apps for the iPhone and iPad, I sought a way to make my code as concise as possible. I needed to determine if the app was running on an iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch and use it to my advantage. This basic information is contained in the UIDevice class.

Unfortunately, using:

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How to Use iPhone OS Templates in XCode Using the iPhone 3.2 SDK

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I started working on a video tutorial on how to make a universal app which will run on both the iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad. I began by describing all the different iPhone OS Templates and then focused in on the template to use to create what Apple calls Universal Apps.

Going through this exercise took more time than I really wanted to spend so I decided to split that part out. The contents of this tutorial on iPhone OS Template may seem a little obvious… but sometimes the obvious seems to land right under our noses without us noticing.

That happened to me when I started looking into the process of creating universal apps. I missed out on the fact that I could use the windows based application template to do just that. So then what other options did I have as a developer regarding these templates? I did a little digging.

This tutorial is not earth shattering, but I think it is good preparation for getting into the subject of writing universal apps.

Originally published on iPhone Obsessed blog

The iPad 3G is Launched

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Apple employees making plans just before the store opens for the special iPad event. People waiting in line near the store entrance.

I took the day off in order that I could buy my very own iPad with 3G built in. I’d been showing some restraint. I had come close to just saying the heck with it I’ll get the Wifi only version. But I toughed it out.

So I took the day off of work so that I could be there bright and early. I dropped my wife off Read more

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