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Tag Archive 'Objective-C'

This is the second is a series of blog posts I’m writing on things that Objective-C can learn from Java. The other parts can be found here: Part 1 (Generics) Part 2 (Abstract Classes) Part 3 (Single Source File) Part 4 (Namespace) Part 5 (Exceptions) When one is using object oriented design, a common practice […]

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This is the first is a series of blog posts I’m going to write over the next several days on things that Objective-C can learn from Java. I’ve been programming in Java since 1997, and in Objective-C since 2001. The two languages have a lot of similarities, but there are a few design principles in […]

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Working With Core Data

When I redesigned Sapphire, I decided that the metadata back end would be best served by Apple’s Core Data Framework. While the framework has a lot of power, several shortcomings in the implementation hindered its potential. First, I should start with the many things that Apple did correctly in Core Data. The whole data model […]

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