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Xcode refactoring that works

A head-slappingly-simple tweak

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

July 16, 2014

So.... Xcode refactoring commands. I always liked that they were there.

I tried using them a few times. Then I stopped. They seemed slow and didn't work well. They always prompted me about this snapshot thing. Which seemed redundant with git but what the hell I can be cautious when it comes to my editor. The prompt looked something like . . .

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CoffeeScript: Write once, run anywhere?

Why I write `var`

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

April 20, 2014

I like CoffeeScript. It's a great little language. I like it so much that I never want to write regular JavaScript. But I do write regular JavaScript.

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Why?

Because sometimes I don't have CoffeeScript available to me. I could. npm install coffee-script is quick and easy. But sometimes I have a JavaScript execution environment and I . . .

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Pause Xcode 5.1 on Objective-C exceptions

A quick tutorial with screenshots

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

April 18, 2014

By default Xcode won't stop the debugger when an exception occurs. Instead it will just allow your app to crash. It can be helpful to inspect the state of the app at the point where the exception is thrown rather than reading through the logs after the fact.

By default, when you create a breakpoint, it's only for the current project. . . .

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Getting started with Xcode Bots

Some tips based on experience.

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

April 03, 2014

Recently set up OS X Server, specifically Xcode Bots. I used the final version of Xcode 5.1, on Mavericks. This was my second time implementing Apple CI. If it's your first time doing so, I have some suggestions.

Rather than attempting to be a comprehensive how-to (which you can find fairly easily elsewhere), I'll go the prescriptive . . .

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How to use an enterprise certificate with Xcode 5.1 bots on OS X Mavericks

What worked for me

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

April 01, 2014

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Here are some steps that took me a little while to figure out when setting up Xcode Bots through OS X Server.

First, I was getting an error message about provisioning:

Command /bin/sh failed with exit code 1
No matching provisioning profile found: Your build settings specify a provisioning profile with the UUID "...", however, no . . .

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iOS 7 Jailbreak: Enable SSH to localhost with App Store apps

A quick tutorial

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

January 02, 2014

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I recently jailbroke iOS 7.0.4 and followed my normal procedure of installing OpenSSH and installing Prompt so I could ssh to localhost. (127.0.0.1)

Surprisingly, it didn't work. iSSH didn't work either. Reboot didn't help.

It took me a little while to find the solution so here's a quick write up to make it easier for others. . . .

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Belkin N150 review

First impressions

Peter Jenkins

Manhattan mobile software engineer.

December 11, 2013

Recently picked up an entry level ($30) Belkin router and was impressed by how they set things up.

They make the network password protected by default, and they print the password on the bottom of the router. But they don't set a default password for the management page.

When you try to navigate to any page after connecting, they redirect . . .

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