Fairly gnarly Mac debugging / troubleshooting question, concerning an app that crashes on launch consistently, but only when run by a single particular user. So far, it's stumped everyone. Lots of gory technical details inside. [more inside]
How can I simply print an envelope or two from my Mac to any printer that can handle envelopes? I'm printing directly on the envelope, but it's a standard #10 envelope--no labels, no odd sizes. I'd like USPS barcodes. I've got a copy of EasyEnvelopes and I've been trying to print from it, but nothing happens on my printer and I can't update it because they charge for it now. Printing other docs works fine. [more inside]
I'm currently doing iOS development (junior level) as part of my employment as well for personal app development. Is there a guide out there that can help me expand into Mac development using my knowledge of iOS development as a starting point?
I want to start to learn PHP *TONIGHT* on a Mac! What the hell do I need and is there a good site/tutorial/book that is best suited for the job?
I want to start to learn PHP *TONIGHT* on a Mac! What the hell do I need and is there a good site/tutorial/book that is best suited for the job? [more inside]
Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
Lynda.com has a very excellent video tutorial covering the essentials of Objective-C. Where else can I find tutorials of this caliber that cover the basics of Mac programming? [more inside]
I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
Questions about iPad app development. [more inside]
I initialized NSCalendarDate *now. A new NSCalendarDate iWeeksFromNow = [now dateByAdding...]. Why didn't I have to allocate and initialize iWeeksFromNow? [more inside]
Multiple sources credit this Hivelogic post as the definitive guide to getting MySQL up and running on a Mac OS X. But I can't get past the first few steps. [more inside]
What the deuce? Why can't I type in certain areas using XCode? [more inside]
Ignoramus wants to make games for his Mac. Adobe Actionscript, Cocoa... What choices do I have? [more inside]
My new Intel iMac is coming in the mail in a day or two, and I'd really like to learn how to program software for OS X and for my iPod Touch. Where can I learn how to do this? [more inside]
Is there a QuickLook plugin (for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" if you didn't follow) to browse sqlite databases? If not, wouldn't that be awesome for Rails and iPhone development!
Easy way to turn my medical calculations website into an iPhone app? I tried fooling around with Xcode... [more inside]
How long does it take to learn how to program for Mac OS X? [more inside]
I'm an experienced programmer that wants to start using XCode create some GUI applications. I am looking for a good book (or books) to get me started. Look for [more inside]
I've got a couple of ideas for useful computer applications, and having moved over to Mac, would like to develop them for OS X. However, I'm completely unfamiliar with developing stand alone programs (I pretty much only work in PHP, though occasionally Perl and have grazed Ruby and Python). Where would I start to learn how to create my own complied apps? C? C++? Any book or artcle repositories you all would suggest?
How should I go about implementing a (potentially sparse) mutable 2d array of NSObjects in Objective-C, using any frameworks that are part of the OSX Tiger world? [more inside]
Tearing my hair out over automator and applescript. [more inside]
A little while ago, before my last reformat, I had just found a really slick tool for generating interfaces/skeleton implementations for Objective-C classes. I can't recall the name, but it (I think) integrated with Xcode, and made programming easier. My google-fu has failed me, here. Help me, Askme, you're my only hope! [more inside]
Can you make something besides a driver run in OpenFirmware? [more inside]
I have a Windows-served website programmed in C# and connected to a SQL database. I'd like to move the whole thing to the Mac. [more inside]
I'm looking for some kind of library for reading and writing from the iTunes database. [more inside]
I would like to learn to program for Mac OS X, and Cocoa seems to be the way to go. Considering most of the documentation and books I've picked up say things like, "since this book is about Cocoa, we assume you know Objective-C," and the Objective-C books assume I already know C... What's the best path for a beginner like myself to progress from knowing nothing, to actually programming using Cocoa on Mac OS X? [more inside]
I just bought a Wireless Kensington Expert Mouse, and I'm trying to convince myself I like it. Ergonomically, I think it's better for my hand and wrist in the long run, but there is one thing that's really bugging me: I can set keystrokes for any of the buttons, but it only sends the key to the computer when I release the button. I use a Mac, and I have the F9 key programmed in on the trackball for Expose, but this means I can't just hold it, move to the window I want, and release it like I'm able to do on my Logitech mx700. I have to click, move, and click again ("waa", I know). Any suggestions for making this work using Kensington's MouseWorks driver? Are there any third-party apps/drivers out there that could take care of this? Furthermore, does anyone have experience switching from a mouse to a trackball? Did you stay with the trackball, and what merits/flaws do you see in both devices?
In 1985 or so, there was an educational game for the Macintosh that I exactly once. It featured a robot on skates with an iconic programming language that you use to help make it travel safely through little virtual worlds. What was it called?