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A late-binding, message-based, object-oriented language that is a strict superset of C and is primarily used for programming on Apple's Mac OS X and iOS platforms. Objective-C can also be used on other platforms that support gcc or clang.

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Fetch plist file

I have a plist file with many nested dictionaries inside of it, and I wanna fetch them all to my code. Isn't there any more efficient way to do that than nested for-loops? ...
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UIScrollView Category utility function for auto sizing contentSize

I wanted a utility function on UIScrollView to automatically size the contentSize based on the content inside the scrollView. How is this? ...
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BOOL declaration

I have an if statement which compares two NSString. If the two strings are equal, I assign the 'YES' value to a ...
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Error-handling #ifdefs for AFNetworking requests

I am using AFNetworking 1.4.3 to send and receive network messages in iOS. My application works slightly differently in DEBUG and RELEASE mode, so I need to use ...
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Implementing NSCopying and copyWithZone

I've read some resources on implementing NSCopying and copyWithZone, but things are still not very clear. I see many ...
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Finding the Greatest Integer and Ties

I'm trying to find the greatest integer of four integers and its ties. I used the following code. Is there anyway to simplify this more effectively? ...
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Saving bytes instead of objects to write smaller files

This question is about reducing the size of files saved to disk in an infinite world 2D mining game. I finally added code to my game to save and load distant chunks instead of keeping all of them ...
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Solving first- and second-degree degree polynomials

I was writing a bit of code and I was just wondering if I was doing it the right way. I know all the syntax is right and It all works perfectly. I was just wondering if I'm doing it the right way. ...
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Correct Implementation of Custom UIView into ViewController Programatically

I am familiar with using scoreboards to construct UI elements in Xcode, but I am only beginning to learn how to make UI programmatically (with out storyboard). I wanted to know if this is the correct ...
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Generic class for displaying UIAlertView / UIAlertController on iOS

To address backwards compatibility for UIAlertView, I have come up with an interface that would seem to work for both iOS ...
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Dirty but Efficient Texture Atlas in Spritekit

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to optimize the performance of my 2D mining game. After a lot of research, experimentation, and testing, I finally found something very interesting that ...
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My iPod is slower than my iPad

Many of the variables in my 2D mining game were declared as constants like so: DWConstants.h ...
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Non-concurrent write creates bottleneck

I have some efficient methods that recursively creates a tree structure (NSTreeNode) of by looping recursively over a directory structure. The result is displayed ...
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Multithreading in a 2D Mining Game

I have implemented some basic multithreading in my 2D mining game that I asked about in a previous question. The first part is working out great (creating the initial object instances in the ...
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Turning JSON objects into custom NSObjects

Was advised to post this question here after posting to Stack Overflow. I'm pre-populating a UITableView app with data using a local JSON file. The JSON itself is very simple: ...
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Is this an acceptable way to map JSON objects to custom NSObjects? [duplicate]

I'm pre-populating a UITableView app with data using a local JSON file. The JSON itself is very simple: ...
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Chunk Loader for 2D Mining Game

I've spent a couple days on my latest project, and I believe that I have achieved a sufficient level of efficiency to post it here for review. The idea of the game is to mine out an "infinite" world ...
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Speeding up storage of about 220000 values in Core Data

I use this code on the app's first run to save about 220000 values into core data. The file Navaids.txt has about 200000 and Waypoints.txt has about 20000 lines, where I get data from each line and ...
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Reading a property on a main thread that is set on a background thread

I am currently handling some setup of an object on a background thread (I am using a concurrent queue within the following initWithDocumentFileURL method): ...
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Modularizing a Game Scene in Sprite Kit

I am trying to modularize the main SKScene of my strategy game. I am not sure that my approach is correct so I would love to get a review of the following code. The SKScene adds the top level node of ...
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Core Data model for test-taking iOS app

I'm building an iOS app for test-taking and I want to be sure of my model before proceeding. I found this post very helpful and tried to implement a simplified version for Core Data. Here are some ...
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Reading and Parsing JSON from a Game Server

This is my naive (but currently working) attempt at reading JSON commands from a Java game server in Objective-C. I am afraid I might be doing something wrong, so hopefully this question will be a ...
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Determine if a string has all unique characters

I'm practicing algorithms (for future interviews) while learning about Big O notation and was wondering if there's a faster or more optimal way of writing an algorithm to see if a string has all ...
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Repurposing UITableView infinite scroll configuration/properties

Had my first go at implementing infinite scrolling for UITableView's in my iOS app last night, and I noticed I ended up copying/pasting quite a bit of boilerplate from one VC to the next (if I wanted ...
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Factory Class for Game World

The world in my strategy game is comprised of a number of towers. At the start of the game, only one tower is generated, and when the player discovers new towers they are created and added to the ...
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Complex Conditionals in a Strategy Game

I have been looking at this method for a long time and I have finally refactored it into something that I believe is much more readable. I am not totally happy with it though so I would like to get ...
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Array from file

I have this code which is performed each time I click the 'show polygons' button. The problem is that it takes a few seconds to finish running through the code before actually drawing the polygons + ...
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Prime Factorization

I'm doing an Objective-C project and I need to do some prime factorization and so I came up with the following algorithm which is 99% C, except for the array part which was easiest to implement in ...
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Making a webService file smaller [closed]

I'm developing an iOS app, and I have a file, WebService.m, that is now 2300 lines long. My file contains all the web service calls on my app, with their parsing if successful, like: ...
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Keeping UI code DRY in iOS projects

I've subclassed UI button and used it in my View Controller's viewDidLoad method, like so: ...
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Loop Animation on several UIButton's NSLayoutConstraint

I took the belated plunge to look at Autolayout. Normally I'd animate based on a UIView's frame (i.e I'd have used the following): ...
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Thread-safe, in-memory LRU cache with a maximum item count of 10

I'm attempting to master LRU Caching. It must be thread safe, and it should preferably perform as well as web image-cache, (avg ~1MB). Please take a look to see if there's anything wrong, amiss, ...
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Should this Method be in TableViewCell or ViewController?

I have a custom tableview cell for displaying different foods, with a star next to each name. If the food has been favorited (i.e., it exists in the database), the star is filled in, otherwise it is ...
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Model class for networking that uses notifications

I just finished a model class that represents an Instagram Networking client for my iOS app. I am specifically looking for a review of my use of static constants. These are strings that represent ...
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Clustering markers on Google map on zoom

I have a method that is getting called when someone zooms camera on the map (Google map). I recalculate the positions of markers of map and the code is clunky and not effective. I iterate over arrays ...
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Directory listing model

I need a class to read and store directory structure. This is my first step in Objective C so I ask to you to say what you think. Header file: ...
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Using a Dictionary to retrieve BOOL values

I have some values pulled from a web service giving me a bool value for a key. I did it this way, but feel like it is repeating without need. How can I refactor this? Please note that the key on ...
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API for SQLConnect Library

I've designed a library for connecting Objective-C (and now Swift) apps to Microsoft SQL Server 2005+. (I believe there are other databases it works with, but I've only tested with MSSQL.) The ...
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Further refactored Model class that represents a calculator

Here is my Model class's new header file: ...
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Model class representing a calculator

I have a simple Model class that represents a calculator. Here is it's header file: ...
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Downloading and Loading Remote Game Assets

On advice from an answer to my previous question, I have written some code that will allow my game balance properties to be loaded from a remote server. Right now I am just hosting the raw property ...
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Game Balance and where to store Variables

I have been thinking about this aspect of my game for a little while, and I have come up with the following solution. I am sure that there are problems with the way I have implemented it so any kind ...
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iOS coding style

I am new to iOS development. I wrote this code, but the company said that this is bad architecture and is not acceptable. I want to improve this code. ...
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Game Achievements without Singleton

This is my first time implementing achievements in a game so I could definitely use some feedback on what I have done here. I have heard about singleton approaches to this problem, but I did not feel ...
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Find the nearest (small) number x where x can be represented by sum of cubes

I recently came across a problem where a number \$x\$ is given and I have to find \$y\$: \$y < x > 1\$ \$y\$ can be expressed as \$a^3 + b^3\$ (more than one combination) Example: If 4105 ...
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Loading and Using Lua Scripts

I have been experimenting with integrating Lua into Objective-C. I have tried to do the bare minimum to get Lua to compute values and return them. I did not want to use any external libraries so I ...
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Convert numbers into a textual form

So this was originally inspired by @nhgrif's Int extension for translating integer to plain English, however the code is mainly a port of @rolfl's Converting a number to the text representation; ...
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Trading Card Game Prototype in OOP

So I am sure there are better ways to set this up, but I wanted to see how something like this would work in Objective-C, so I went ahead and built a prototype of a Tradeable Card Game. I've never ...
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SQLConnect - A library for connecting Objective-C/Swift applications to Microsoft SQL Server

The complete SQLConnect library can be found here. The file from which the following method belongs can be found here. At some point I may or may not open questions for reviewing other aspects of ...
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Ability Cards that trigger Game logic

I want to ask this question because I have been thinking about it for a while and I haven't discovered a solution that I am very happy with. When coding games, I've frequently run into the situation ...