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The Downside of Using TimerTask with Handler in a Multithreaded Application

I would like to discuss on the downside of using TimerTask with Handler in a multithreaded application for Android, and why using IntentService along with TimerTask is a good idea.

Integrating iAd with Cocos2D

How to incorporate iAd to your Cocos2D director view.

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How to Fix Your Five Year Old Cocos2D Game

Some lessons learned when I upgraded AirKill from Cocos2D 0.8 to 3.0. If your game is on a very old version of Cocos2D, you’ll want to read through this to save you some time.

Reduce Programming Pain

Painless UIAlertView

Have you been using UIAlertView and find it a big hassle just to get a simple Yes/No answer from the user? This could just be the medicine to cure your pain.

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Seeding iCloud Core Data Store

Deciding when to pre-populate a Core Data store is a real headache when you need to sync that data store across many devices. However you can learn from my experience and save you the headache that I had to went through.

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Introducing the Core Data Controller

Here is a document class replacement for managing your library-style app based on Core Data. All the goodness of NSDocument / UIDocument with just the right functionalities when you don’t need to expose document-management functionality to your users.

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Reverse-Engineering iCloud Keychain

Ever wonder how iCloud Keychain or 1Password works? Wonder no more.

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Programmatically Sending Rich Text e-mail with Attachments on the Mac

If your users needs a precomposed e-mail with attachments, now you can easily do it on the Mac with a few lines of code

Big Data Trends

Google investing in a new biotechnology company named Calico, some analysts speculate it is aiming to harness its big data processing capabilities to support discoveries. Is big data the next big thing which techies need to follow?

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Tips for Architecting Dual-platform OS X / iOS Applications

How to share common code between OS X and iOS and architect your app to dance around each platform’s similarities and differences.

If your project moved to git but still needs to interface with some Perforce-based legacy systems, this could save your day.

Replicating git to perforce

If your project moved to git but still needs to interface with some Perforce-based legacy systems, this could save your day.

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Encoding UIButton Title for State Preservation and Restoration

Supporting state restoration in iOS often requires you to make your app just like a hollywood house where the front porch looks nice but there’s really nothing beyond that. Read more to find out why.

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Primefaces Review : Strength and Shortcomings

In this post, I would like to discus my first impression about Primefaces, a framework based on Jquery, Ajax and component based JSF 2.0.

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Faster Android Development on the Mac

Debugging on Android can be a pain at times – some of these can be attributed to the architecture of its developer tools. If you find the emulator’s startup time to be too slow for you, there may be a configuration option that you’ve overlooked and can make the emulator a lot fster.

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