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Use Objective-C protocols like Java interfaces [duplicate]

I'm a Java developer moving to Objective-C. So far in Objective-C I've seen protocols used extensively to implement the delegate pattern, but I haven't seen then to add a layer of abstraction in the ...
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Apple Dispatch Queue vs Threads

I've heard a lot about apple's famous dispatch queues and the GCD but today was the first time I decided to understand exactly what is going on, so I started reading Concurrency Programming Guide and ...
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2answers
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Objective C style nil in java?

Objective C has a concept of a nil object which would accept any method call with any parameters without complaining and silently return another nil. I have used something similar in Java using ...
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1answer
450 views

Optimize strategies for xml parsing?

I am looking for general optimization tips and guidelines for xml parsing. One of the optimization strategies is of course selecting the "right" parser. A detailed comparison between the available ...
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Avoiding wrapper objects in collections

I'm getting a little annoyed of having to wrap primitive types in wrapper objects to store them in collection data structures (sets, maps, lists, etc.) in languages like Java and Objective C. I'd ...
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Designing a Technical Interview

The startup company that I'm employed at is looking to open an office overseas, and I've been tasked with coming up with some reasonable questions that will be used use to help find/hire some suitable ...
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4answers
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Is Independent Java Development Worth it Compared to Objective-C?

First I would like to say that I'm not developer, but I love to code whenever I can. I mainly use Perl which is the language I use when doing System Administration. For different reasons (that I'm ...
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2answers
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I'm a iOS developer and I want to learn game programming

I programmed for the iphone (and a bit for mac) for the last 1 or 2 years and now I want to learn Java. I know OOP and am also farmiliar with a bit of the c syntax! Are there any books like java for ...
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Does language endorsement by different platforms (Android, iOS) hurt app development?

Developing iOS or OSX based applications typically requires knowledge of Objective C, since XCode is highly tailored to this language. Android, on the other hand, has chosen Java as it's preferred ...
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Which Programming Languages Support the Following Features? [closed]

My personal programming background is mainly in Java, with a little bit of Ruby, a tiny bit of Scheme, and most recently, due to some iOS development, Objective-C. In my move from Java to Objective-C ...