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In iOS, y-axis starts from the top and grows downward. It is the opposite to OSX. What is the rationale and technical advantage behind this change?

In iOS, the coordinate (0, 0) means the top left corner. In OSX it is the bottom left corner. What is the Apple's rationale or technical advantage of this coordinate system?
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Why do these iOS and OSX framework structures contain a version called 'A'?

I've been looking at development strategies for frameworks and have found a few good resources. However in the structure of frameworks in iOS and OSX I want to know why inside of the versions folder, ...
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Is it mandatory to obtain a licence for distributing software uses bundled Mono runtime?

My software composed of an EXE and dependent class library dlls, built on Windows using visual studio C# Compiler. I've been able to run it directly on Mac OS X using mono myApp.exe without ...
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How to embed an article in the source code?

Sometimes, I notice typos in articles (blog posts) or books in source code that appears in the body of the article. It may be an indication that the code has been manually copied and pasted (e.g. ...
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Fixed window size app development for Mac OS X

I am developing a rather eye-candy application which is to be released on Mac App Store. Due to its graphics intensive use, it would save a great deal of time on UI end if the app could be released ...
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Is the carriage-return char considered obsolete

I wrote an open source library that parses structured data but intentionally left out carriage-return detection because I don't see the point. It adds additional complexity and overhead for little/no ...
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“Mac” vs “OS X” vs “Mac OS X” [closed]

I am writing server software that gives administrators options that apply only to Mac OS X clients. When naming those options, I need to decide how I am going to refer to such clients. I can see three ...
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Kernel module implementation estimate [closed]

I have a very abstract question about a kernel module writing estimate. How much dev-hours/months may required to write or, especially, port an existant kernel driver for a new PCI HBA from one ...
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How to decide how backward-compatible my new Mac OS X application should be?

I'm currently contemplating writing an OS X version of my Windows software. My Windows application still supports Windows XP, and I know that if I drop support for it now, our customers will cry ...
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Should Android development be done on Windows or OSX? Is there any difference?

I have the option to install the Android SDK on Windows or OSX. Which platform provides a better (easier) development experience? To keep this constructive, I'm looking for any difference that ...
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How can I create a software patcher for OS X?

I'm building some software for OS X that isn't distributed through the Mac App Store. My software allows users to download different modules uploaded by various people too. How can I create a ...
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Porting Software [closed]

I would like to know what would be needed to study and understand in terms of computing platforms and OS (Linux, Mac OS X and Windows) to become a software porting engineer.
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Apple's new compiler

I heard that Apple is going to replace the GNU compiler built into Xcode with a new compiler. What is the new compiler and what type of changes can we expect to see?
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planning the same app for both OSX and iOS

I would like to ask which is the best strategy for creating an application that will be developed both on Mac and iPad, so to make minumum effort to port it from one platform to the other, starting ...
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Macbook pro for a C++ programmer? [closed]

I am a computer science student and I'm thinking of getting a new laptop. Is Macbook C++ programmer friendly? Does OSX have enough tools as in Linux for programming. Does working on a macbook hinter ...
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Buy TextMate or PhpStorm for developing? [closed]

i am going to buy TextMate or phpStorm. Before i do it i want to ask community which one is THE choice. I am maintaining existing php+xml+html+yaml code so as developing new functionalities for same ...
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What's the standard for entity design/database connectivity for a mySQL database?

I'm hosting a solution that serves as a web tier on a Ubuntu machine running Apache and Mono. I'm currently developing the project on OSX, using Mono. I understand there is no native support for ...
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Handling Deprecated Methods

As many of you already know Apple released a new OS last week so I installed it on my system to see if the project I'm working on works. Well, absolutely nothing works! There are a lot of deprecated ...
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One Developer, Two Machines

I currently use a Mac Pro for Xcode development, but am considering buying a MacBook Air when the newer models are released. How should I collaborate with myself when using both machines on the same ...
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Recommended library for getting 2d coordinates of head movement

My target platform is Mac OS X, but I'm looking for a library that will give me a 2D coordinate of someone's head, via the built in webcam. My requirements are that it be near real time if not real ...
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What's the Best way to create a trial version of software for OS X? [closed]

I am having someone develop a program for me and I want to sell it for like $10. I was wondering what's the best way to create a trial version that I can tell my programmer to do. Like 30 day trial. ...
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Best Usage of Multiple Computers For a Developer

I have two Macbook Pros - both are comparable in hardware. One is a 17" and the other a 15". The 17" has a slightly swifter CPU clock speed, but beyond that the differences are completely negligible. ...
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What is the genesis of the “Golden Master” term?

The name "Golden Master" evokes a level of martial arts proficiency or maybe even a final cut of a film. I think context clues provide adequate explanation of a Golden Master release. I would define ...
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What do you use to manage servers you SSH to in OS X?

Coming from Windows, I used Putty a lot since it could store a list of hosts I often connect to, provide me with an easy to use double click and then spawn a terminal. Is there a preferred solution ...
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Emacs-as-OS: obsolete? [on hold]

In an attempt to reach at least beginner status with such a legendary editor, I have been coding in Emacs for the last two months. I try to keep an open heart, but I find myself continally ...
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What are the essential things I should know about the Mac? [closed]

I am about to start a new job at a startup company on Monday. Today they asked me what I want for a PC for work, Windows, Linux or Mac (presumably a laptop). I am proficient with Windows and Linux but ...
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Porting a .NET app to the Mac [closed]

I have been asked what it would cost to port a .NET application to Mac. I don't have enough knowledge to even give a rough estimate. I have not done anything on a Macintosh above surfing the web, ...