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BarCodeKit 1.3.1

BarCodeKit can generate lots of different kinds of 1D barcodes. The previous update coincided with the release the Barcodes with iOS book. This release rolls up a few tweaks and adds a new rendering option.

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DTMarkdownParser 0.2.2

DTMarkdownParser is a sequential parser for markdown, with a similar sequential paradigm as NSXMLParser. I started this project in 2013 as a training case for TDD and going for 100% code coverage by unit tests.

Apparently this nifty little project of mine has some fans, so we are publishing a new release today to include all the improvements that were made in that 2.5 years… 😉

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Invalid File Frameworks

It’s been a while since I last submitted a build of prod.ly to the iTunes. So I figured, I should update Cocoapods to the latest version and do a pod update. The archiving went find, but then I saw a new iTunes error when I tried to upload the build.

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Fixing Xcode 7.3 Warnings

The updates to LLVM packaged with Xcode 7.3 cause several new warnings. Most of them related to Swift, but there are also a few bugging us in legacy Objective-C code.

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DTFoundation 1.7.10

This bug fix release for DTFoundation addresses some build problems that resulted from updating to Xcode 7.3 as well.

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Steve’s Senior Moment

Stefan “Steve” Gugarel came on board of Drobnik KG on April 1st, 2012. He took over main responsibility of the day-to-day development for our most important client at that time. Now, in 2016, he has accrued 8 years of experience in software development, which earns him the status of Senior Developer.

With the average churn in IT being at around 2 years, it is unusual for anyone to stick around that long. So why did he? We asked him.

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First Quarter 2.0

Since November 2015, I had been really busy because our most valued client International Color Services started a new project with us. Then, at the turn of the year, I become the new CEO of the family business, Drobnik KG, when my dear father retired.

Half of our revenue had come from real estate, but now all of that had been sold off.  What remains is a pure software company, dedicated to world-class level iOS and Mac development.

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App-Level Passcode

In the latest version of iWoman we are finally coming around to implementing TouchID. Or more precisely: device owner authentication.

iOS 8 introduced the ability to let us use the user’s finger print for authentication. But if that wasn’t set up or otherwise unavailable, we still had to fall back to displaying a keypad via DTPinLock. iOS 9 finally gave us the ability to fall back on the device passcode, just like the user would use to unlock iPhone without TouchID.

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NSLog crashes with certain NSURLs

This is a bug in NSURL which managed to astonish me. Even as a seasoned developer you can only but marvel at the easy way to reproduce it and wonder what might be the reason for it happening.

A client reported that our app was crashing. When I launched the app in debugger I expected to see the exception to be something obvious, like a nil being unwrapped. But it turns out that there is a bug in NSLog. Filed as Radar rdar://24406969 and on Open Radar.

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Top 100 Best Blogs

Ok, it is probably just a ploy to get back links… and page rank…

Nevertheless, I feel flattered to be mentioned in this list amongst many other illustrious individuals and organizations. And it’s not a bad list to be mentioned on:

Top 100 iOS Dev Blog Award