Archive for August 2008


Short notice: Recently there hasn’t been much happening here, as you may have noticed. That’s going to stay that way for at least, if current plans work out, a month. To quote highway construction sites: Thank you for your patience!

Update on Categories

In my recent post on Cocoa Style I did, among other things, say that it’s a great idea to put lots of stuff in categories. Now, Brent Simmons, author of NetNewsWire gives a different opinion on this in three separate posts on his blog (and no, he didn’t do that because of my article, thanks for asking). I thought this could be interesting for you as well. Mr Simmons has way more experience than I do, so I’d rather follow his advice than my hunches.

Torsten's Official Cocoa Style Recommendations

I know quite a lot of people who are into Cocoa, especially just starting right now, and they don’t know yet what is right or wrong. So to help them, I thought I’d write down some of the basic rules that I follow while developing, so that they could copy them and declare me their god and master.

Free Software Foundation vs. Apple

The Free Software Foundation is currently campaigning against the iPhone. They object to the restrictions on what applications can be installed and the existence of Digital Rights Management1. And of course, the Mac community is largely negative towards this.