Richard Mischook

41 Flips | 6 Magazines | @rmischook | A Canadian software engineer based in Northern Ireland.

NSArray, NSSet, NSOrderedSet, and NSDictionary

Foundation’s collection classes are the basic building blocks of every Mac/iOS application. In this article, we’re going to have an in-depth look at …

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Eliminating stringly-typed code in Objective-C – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Sometimes, you just have to meet your tools halfway.<p><i>Written by</i> <i>Jim Puls</i><i>.</i><p>As iOS developers, we can use any development environment we want, as long as …

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Clean, Modern Objective-C

Instead, you should define a <i>class extension</i> (or <i>anonymous category</i>) inside your implementation, like so:<p>On a related note, it's best not to access the …

Sharing assets across iOS projects with CocoaPods, Resource Bundle, and dynamically loaded fonts

It is useful and time saving to centralize all the resources, assets and fonts that are shared across different projects. The best solution for that …

New Silk Road hit with $2.6 million heist due to known Bitcoin flaw

"Transaction malleability," which worried Mt. Gox and Bitstamp, strikes again.<p>Not only are Bitcoin trading sites like Bitstamp and Mt. Gox …

Netflix performance on Verizon and Comcast has been dropping for months

Latest Netflix data shows some ISPs struggling, while Google Fiber soars.<p>Netflix's speed rankings show that video streaming performance on Verizon …

Who wants competition? Big cable tries outlawing municipal broadband in Kansas

Lobbyist for Comcast, Cox, TWC wrote bill to stifle rivals like Google Fiber.<p><b>Update:</b> Check out our followup story to see how the cable lobby is …

How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username

Stealing info from Paypal & GoDaddy took just a minor bit of social engineering.<p>This article originally appeared on Medium.com: How I Lost My $50,000 …

Why does the government disallow dynamic languages?

Or rather, does the government disallow dynamic languages?<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by</i> …

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets.<p>For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls …

Apple needs to clamp down on its talking cats

It's 4.30 on a gloomy winter's afternoon. I'm sitting with my grandson having one of those conversations in which grandsons explain complicated stuff to their grandads. He is four years old, omniscient in the way that four-year-olds are, and tolerant of my ignorance of important matters.<p>The …

TPKeyboardAvoiding

A drop-in universal solution for moving text fields out of the way of the keyboard in iOS.<p>Introduction<p>There are a hundred and one proposed solutions …

Study doubts quantum computer speed

<b>A new academic study has raised doubts about the performance of a commercial quantum computer in certain circumstances.</b><p>In some tests devised by a team of researchers, the commercial quantum computer has performed no faster than a standard desktop machine.<p>The team set random maths problems for the …

Google cutting data usage and translating the web with Chrome for iOS

When enabled, Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and …

Developer Evangelists: No End to Career Growth Prospects

According to the employment website Simply Hired, job advertisements for "developer evangelists" grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these …

North America's big freeze seen from space

<b>Satellite images have captured the progress of the big freeze that has gripped the United States and Canada, plunging many states into unfamiliar freezing temperatures.</b><p>2 January 2014<p>New Year brought a massive winter storm to the eastern coast. Forecasters warned of very cold temperatures, blizzards …

75 Essential Tools for iOS Developers

If you were to go to a master woodworker’s shop, you’d invariably find a plethora of tools that he or she uses to accomplish various tasks.In …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

iOS 11 Icon Pack - Download 12,500 Free Icons for iPhone Apps

Features for UI Designers and Developers<p>We tweet, message, and conduct structured interviews to determine which features the community needs,<br>not to …

iOS7 interactive transitions

iOS 7 introduces a new way to implement custom transitions between view controllers. This post and accompanying project shows how we can use custom …

Adventures in API Usability

Shutterstock developers pay a lot of attention to the user experience of our website. We have a fleet of User Experience experts who help make sure …

Spring Java framework springs forward despite Oracle challenge

The Spring Framework, the stalwart open source Java development platform facing an Oracle-led challenge to its relevance, is getting its first major …

Open Source iOS Component Providing Fast UICollectionView Based View Navigation

Earlier this year I mentioned an open source component that added interactive history to the navigation bar so the user could jump through their …

Fetched Properties; useful?

Core Data has a number of features and abilities that are not commonly used. Chief among those are fetched properties. In discussing them with a …

Beef Fajitas

When I get a hankering for beef fajitas, I pretty much can think of nothing else until I eat them. I made them over the weekend after a profound …

Herbie's World Famous Guac

It seems that many of you enjoyed our guajillo rubbed tacos recipe (a few of you even sent us photos of your own creations - thanks!), but what about …