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Responding to App Store Reviews

When developers talk about wanting to respond to reviews, many of them haven’t thought through the social implications of what that means. Matt Gemmell has. As Marco Arment points out, replying publicly also leaves iTunes (more) open for abuse by unscrupulous or uninformed developers. One idea I’ve had is giving developers the ability to add […]

Debugging Core Data Objects

If you’re working on an app that uses Core Data, it’s inevitable that you’ll end up in the debugger and need to dig around in the object graph. You’ll also quickly realize that Core Data’s -description of an object isn’t terribly helpful: (lldb) po myListObj (List *) $19 = 0x08054ac0 <List: 0x8054ac0> (entity: List; id: […]