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Create an Objective-C category to route methods depending on a specified type

For one project, I needed to find a solution to avoid code like this: if ([self.desiredColor isEqualToString:@"Red"]) [self constructRedMenu]; else if ([self.desiredColor ...
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Sharing on Github

Over the past couple weeks I have gotten a lot of help from StackOverflow users on a project, and rather than keep the finished product to myself I wanted to share it unencumbered by licenses, but ...
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How does Stripe generate tokens?

Stripe can accept credit card details directly (through a custom form) or through their Checkout front-end and generate a token. The question is: how is the token generated? I mean, I presume the ...
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Proximity SDK alternatives for Android

Perhaps you used Wifi using Android SDK to get the device recognition each other. Or perhaps you used bluetooth for that purpose as well. But do you know that I found these two SDK(s) that provide the ...
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How does the GNU General Public License (GPL) conform to the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Open Source Definition (OSD)?

From the OSI's OSD: 1. Free Redistribution The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing ...
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How to develop custom functions on top of Ejabberd?

I'm developing a real time chat app. After searching around for a while, I found Ejabberd and Erlang is a good option. The question is the Ejabberd is not providing all the functions I need. I need ...
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Is it possible to release something with proprietary dependencies under Apache2 licence?

If I write code with proprietary dependencies, can I release my own code under the Apache licence? An example of this would be a plugin for a proprietary framework.