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Cocoa-Java Porting Step 2: Life Support

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

In the first part of this series, Triage, I talked about some of the earliest steps I took in the process of purchasing a Cocoa-Java application and porting it to Objective C. In this article, I’ll discuss some techniques I stumbled upon for working with a legacy Java code base while gradually migrating functionality to […]

Cocoa-Java Porting Step 1: Triage

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

When I chose to purchase an existing Java-based Cocoa application, I knew I was taking on some risk. Mac OS X still has a technology within it called the Cocoa-Java bridge, which makes it relatively easy for Java classes to participate in the Cocoa runtime, automatically translating objects like arrays and strings to their language-specific […]

iPhone Not Intel

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Intel has confirmed that the iPhone does not use their chips. I’m inclined to agree with the prevailing wisdom that the device uses some kind of ARM chip, which is suitable for such applications, and also used in Apple’s iPods. But what if “not Intel” means AMD? I don’t know enough about the embedded market […]

Compete With What?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Paul Kafasis from Rogue Amoeba made some interesting observations about the possible impact virtualization could have on Mac developers. Virtualization is technology, rumored to be present in the forthcoming 10.5 release of Mac OS X, that would allow Windows applications to run natively and transparently in the Mac environment. Paul’s thoughtful analysis reveals that Mac […]