Archive for May 2009

    iPhone Preferences - Easy as 1-2-3

    May 21, 2009 11:53 PM

    Today, I started my first task for the CityTech iPhone application - the preferences pane.  Surprisingly, this was a very easy.  Here are the first few steps: 1)  Open your project in Xcode

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    Social Networking - Old School

    May 21, 2009 2:46 PM

    Over thirty years ago, Kay took a class in hotel / motel management.  There she met Barb and they developed an instant friendship.  Although Kay left that career path in favor of an MBA, the friendship between Kay and Barb flourished and they continued to regularly socialize.

    posted by Jeff Schwartz

    iPhone Development - Interface Builder

    May 20, 2009 12:57 AM

    Last week the iTeam was back in action.  One iTeam member, code name George, created the project and setup our screens in Interface Builder(IB).  IB is one of the tools included in xCode. IB lets you lay out your screens, navigation and digital assets.  When complete, you can then run the app in an iPhone emulator.  IB is very useful when writing business applications, because when done, you just generate the stubs, and then plug in your business logic / navigation.  Hopefully the rest of the application will be as straight forward as IB.

    posted by Jeff Schwartz

    iPhone Development - Build Environment

    May 20, 2009 12:51 AM

    As enterprise Java engineers, the iTeam is accustomed to using a continous integration (CI) server, and writing extensive unit tests.  In my current project all code written has to have a corresponding unit test that has 100% code coverage for the unit - anything less will fail the build!  The iTeam members do not have experience with Apple application development and, as such, we spent a fair amount of time talking about what kind of build environment we should setup.  Since the build environment for iPhone applications requires a Mac, we are limited.  All of the iTeam developers are equipped with Mac Book Pros.  However, CityTech doesn’t have any extra macs laying around ready to be re-purposed.  It’s too bad Apple doesn’t let you run Mac OSX in a virtualized enviroment - that would really help.  A group decision was made that a CI server will not be required at this time.

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