Author: Mike Bobiney

Getting started with UI Automation in Xcode 4

Did you know that with a little patience and some knowledge of JavaScript you can write automated UI tests against your iOS applications? What’s even better is with Xcode 4.2 installed its as easy as clicking a record button and having Instruments generate the test scripts for you. For this tutorial I’m going to download the Core Data Recipes application from Apple’s developer website. Once...

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Blocks save the day

I’m consistently amazed how useful blocks are in Objective-C. So much so that I’ll be attempting to document useful ways that blocks can make your life easier as an iOS developer. Here’s the first of (hopefully) many posts of its kind. Take this code It seems like this could be better by having the animation code where you have your selector delay setup. Well guess...

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Slides from 1DevDay Detroit

Here are my 1DevDay Detroit slides from over the weekend. It was pretty cool to be a part of a developer event downtown with so much great content.

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Notes on Rework

Rework has been on my “things to read” list since it was published over a year and a half ago. I was surprised when I came across a copy at my local library and couldn’t pass it up. Rework is a book that is entirely made up of material from the signal vs noise blog from the founders of 37 signals. It contains quite a...

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Cocoaconf 2011 Recap

Cocoaconf actually took me by surprise as I just happened to hear about it from a tweet within a month of it taking place. It’s pretty rare to find developer events of this size so close by Detroit so I had to jump on the opportunity. Who would’ve thought that I would get so much out of spending a few days in Dublin, Ohio? Cocoaconf...

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So whats new?

It’s a good feeling knowing that you’re getting things done. Doing all of those things that you’ve maybe thought about getting around to and then lost the sticky note that it was written down on. I’ve even been able to squeeze in a blog post, now that’s some serious GTD if you ask me! Where do I begin? Over the last month or so I’ve...

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WindyCityGo Mobile Conference

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend WindyCityGo in Chicago, IL with a few hundred fellow mobile developers. The two primary sponsors of the event were Groupon and ThoughtWorks who both have a strong presence within the city. A couple of my takeaways from the event were.. Boyd’s Law of Iteration: speed of iteration beats quality of iteration. Mobile analytics tools like Flurry...

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