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Xcode 6 drops armv7s

The latest Xcode update no longer builds for the armv7s architecture by default. Is it planned obsolesce or an oversight?

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AV Foundation: Code 39 Recognition Confusion

This is a bug report for AV Foundation. I noticed this problem when creating nice vector versions of the 1D barcodes used in figures in my book. The problem with this is that if you are scanning Code39 barcodes you have no way to determine whether it was one with or without check digit.

It’s filed as rdar://18566595 and on Open Radar.

Update Oct 17th: Added Apple’s response “behaves as intended” with a very good explanation given.

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iPhone 6+

I had the box containing my iPhone 6+ sitting on the counter for 8 days. I saved it as an incentive for myself, for after doing a good job at Mobiconf.

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Best practices running an iOS open source project on GitHub

This is the second talk (of two) I gave at Mobiconf 2014. The first one – about barcodes – is available to watch here.

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All You Need to Know to Leverage Barcodes in Your Apps

This is the first of two talks i gave at Mobiconf 2014. The second one – about Open Source – is available to watch here.

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Mobiconf 2014

Polish company Miquido decided 4 months ago that they wanted to have a great conference in Krakow. Since then they worked hard to pull off a conference that easily measures up to older, more established, conferences.

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From Barcodes to Product Information

On the evening before Mobiconf I visited Cocoaheads Krakow to tell them about my book Barcodes with iOS and ProductLayer.

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DTBonjour 1.1.1

This maintenance release for DTBonjour fixes a few minor issues.

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Radar: Spotlight doesn’t find files if first criteria is file format

While working on my talks for Mobiconf next week, I was looking for a specific file. There I got stumped because Finder wouldn’t show me any files matching my search criteria. Oh well, another day another bug report. This one is nice because I could easily demonstrate it with a screencast.

Filed as rdar://18452284 and on Open Radar.

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Calendar: Fails to update events from mail update

The CEO of the startup I am part in insists on working on a PC and scheduling our weekly jour fixe with Microsoft Exchange. I knew something was amiss because whenever he changed the time of a meeting I wasn’t able to get my Calendar entry to move.

Being a good engineer I researched the root cause and filed a bug report as rdar://18438463 and on Open Radar.

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