Archive for April, 2012

Static Libraries in Xcode

Friday, April 27th, 2012

I wanted to do something that I think is straightforward, basic IDE functionality. Have a project that references a static library, use the static library from a client application (including referencing headers and linking with it), and have the library automatically rebuild when changes are made. With most IDEs this is functionality that you get […]

Avoid Premature Localization

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Localization is one of the signs of a mature software product. I did a bit of research into whether localizing an app translates into increased sales, and in my non-scientific review of blog posts and forum posts from developers discussing the issue, the conclusion I came to is that localization doesn’t make that much sense […]

Fall Day Software

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

It’s been 5 months since my employment with Adobe ended. I’ve been doing some interesting contracting work since then, but also putting some effort into my own independent iPhone and iPad apps. That’s been a lot of fun. I started a company called Fall Day Software ( and built two apps I’m really proud of, […]

That’s one way to find viruses

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I just received an obviously-spam email, that was sent to an email address I don’t use along with a bunch of other people. The URL looked interesting because it used words like wiki and Railroad. I used to open these in a browser just to see what’s what, but since Mac attacks have been stepping […]