Extending NSData and (not) Overriding dealloc

| Blog | February 17, 2012

A couple of weeks ago Matt Long was having a problem with an app running out of memory. He had a ginormous data file he needed to load up and process, and that memory hit was more than the app could bear.Itwouldload

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Handling incoming JSON redux

| Blog | January 11, 2012

A few months ago I wrote here about a generic approach to safely take incoming JSON and save values to Core Data object. The goals of that code were twofold:

  1. Provide a safe, generic alternative toCocoa’s-setValuesForKeysWithDictionary:for

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Saving JSON to Core Data

| Blog | June 2, 2011

Hi, I’m new here. You may know me as @atomicbird on Twitter. Just a few days ago my book Core Data for iOS: Developing Data-Driven Applications for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (co-written withtheexcellentTim

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Super Happy Easy Fetching in Core Data

| Blog | March 13, 2011

First up, I want to thank Matt Long and Marcus Zarra for allowing me to guest post on CIMGF. This post is the first in a short series of topics describing how to I’ve made using Core Data a littlesimplerwithoutgiving

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Subduing CATiledLayer

| Blog | March 1, 2011

Many technologies we use as Cocoa/Cocoa Touch developers stand untouched by the faint of heart because often we simply don’t understand them and employing them can seem a daunting task. One of thosetechnologiesisfound

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