Our DNA is written in Objective-C

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

Day of the Day

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Video Job Pitch

Here’s a short video where I am trying to make a point of why you might like to be working in Vienna, Austria. My company Drobnik KG is looking for a Junior developer to join the team. And video is what young people respond to best these days, don’t they?

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DTBonjour 1.1.2

DTBonjour simplifies the communication between client and server over Bonjour by allowing you to send any object which conforms to NSCoding. This update adds a new delegate method to inform about client disconnects. The rest is house-keeping.

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Kvitto 1.0.1

Kvitto is my first Swift component. I built it to decode universal app store receipts for the purpose of purchase validation and determining subscription durations.

Somehow the podspec for Kvitto had gotten lost. So I needed to reconstruct it from the JSON version which I found in the Cocoapods specs repo. Also there was some cleanup work and experiments trying to get unit testing and code coverage for Swift working. So this is purely a housekeeping release.

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DTKeychain 1.0.2

This update to DTKeychain adds the ability to use it as a dynamic framework. This nifty little component is what we use for all things required to store account information.

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DTCoreText 1.6.17

This update to DTCoreText aggregates and release half a year worth of fixes. The previous update was in July 2015.

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DTFoundation 1.7.9

I’m doing this year-end update for DTFoundation to not have any unreleased contributions.

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GeoCorder saves the day

Sometimes I hear from users of my apps and the ones I like to hear from the most are the happy ones. Here is one case of a happy customer that relates to my app for recording map paths: GeoCorder

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