Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cocoa/Objective-C Book Recommendations

*** Disclaimer ***
I didn’t get to completely read some of the books on this list. In fact, I went through the books to see the quality of the material and the style of the writing.

Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running – This may be considered outdated by some, but think it lays a solid foundation for beginning developers. He wrote ton of tutorials on Cocoa before it became cool with iOS and real contributor to Cocoa community.
Learning Objective-C 2.0: A Hands-on Guide to Objective-C for Mac and iOS Developers
Effective Objective-C 2.0: 52 Specific Ways to Improve Your iOS and OS X Programs (Effective Software Development Series
Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Xcode Snippets Backup

I recently had the misfortune of losing my code snippets in Xcode that was built over the years. I was able to recover some, but can’t believe that I forgot to backup properly. Yeah, talk about monumental screw up.

The snippets are located at ~Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/CodeSnippets and that should be backed up daily. That’s what I’m now doing.

In case you’re not using snippets, then I highly recommend that you do since they’ll greatly increase your productivity. I know, duh.