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What can be Notarized for Developer ID Distribution?

Distributing binaries for macOS outside the App Store requires registering it with Apple beforehand—notarizing it. But do you know what can be submitted for notarization?

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Python Pillow’s Denial of Service Vulnerability

A popular image processing library has a vulnerability that can cause denial of service by a maliciously-crafted file causing the application to consume too much memory. Should you upgrade or is there another solution?

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How to Securely Provide Apple ID Password into Notarization Build Jobs

Including passwords into the source tree is a big security breach. Similarly including passwords into build jobs would be insecure. Learn how to securely provide Apple ID credentials into notarization jobs.

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How to Detect Apple Silicon and Rosetta from within a Shell Script

Compiled code can conclude the instruction set through conditional compilation. But what about processor-independent scripts? Finding out the current native processor architecture and emulation status thereof would be very useful in build systems that doesn’t support cross-compilations. Find out how a shell script can find out whether it is running under Apple’s processor, Intel, or […]

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How to Run Legacy Command Line Apps on Apple Silicon

Being in the “bleeding edge” has its drawbacks in addition to benefits. Blazing a fresh trail means it’s more rough and plenty of unknowns. Similarly in open source software, support for the ARM architecture is slim and even slimmer on the Mac. But there is a way to run “legacy” Intel-only command line apps on […]

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How to Program iOS on iOS

“Do I need a Mac to program iOS?” – for a long time there is only one answer: “Yes”. But this is no longer true, as there are many ways to program iOS – including on itself. Yes, you can make apps on the device itself. Read this article to find out how.

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Selecting iTunes Provider for Notarization

When your Apple ID is also used for as a publisher for Apple Books or Apple Music, you may hit a snag when trying to notarize your Developer ID application. Here is how to fix it.

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Invalid Bundle Identifier Error at Notarization

Notarizing your app? Make sure you name your bundles correctly beforehand. This includes the main app, extensions, and any sub-bundles inside it.

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Architecting a Scalable Web Application

Writing a web app is one thing. Deploying it on the global Internet for millions of users is another thing. Keeping it secure from prying eyes, competitors, and general baddies is yet another challenge. How can you do all of this in a startup where there are a billion of other things in your head […]

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it's to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself.  Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

Graphic Design Tools that Developers Use

As a developer often you would need to create visuals for others to use. Whether it’s to explain ideas, to inform colleagues, or maybe to include in the software itself. Here is a comparison of the two graphics packages that I use as a developer and content creator.

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Eleven Books and Resources for iOS Developers to Get Started on UI/UX.

Were you passed on a job opportunity because you were blind on user experience topics? Do you feel challenged in educating clients, colleagues, or even managers on user interface topics? Here is a list of references that can help you.

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First Dabbling in Machine Learning

I’ve been toying around with retraining machine learning models — one for generating prose and the other for processing photos and separate objects from its background. Here are some of the challenges I encounter as a total newbie and how I got around it.

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Getting Rid of Xcode Command Line Tools

Are you being hunted by Xcode command line tools? Have you uninstalled it only to realize that it came back again? If you already have the Xcode installed and really need the full IDE, don’t waste space by having the command line tools installed as well. Here’s how.

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WordPress JetPack’s Vulnerability

Having social sharing functions on every page in your blog seems intuitively useful. However these could easily be exploited by malicious people to do bad things and pass the blame onto you. Learn what is the problem behind these social media buttons and what you should do as a webmaster.

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