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I am an application developer with a responsibilities in Java/J2EE web, C#, Linux, jQuery, Objective-C, Progress Software (OpenEdge). I work mostly with rich clients, the NetBeans Platform and HTML environments.


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accepted What patterns book for iOS development contains this specific information?
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comment What patterns book for iOS development contains this specific information?
To the closers of this question: I think you'll find the most debate and argument is surrounding questions like this being closed. I try to do the right thing and not open these questions on SO as the rules in the FAQ mentioned, do allow subjective questions. That said, where CAN I ask this sort of question? What evidence is there of un-constructive answers? I found both responses useful and voted both, none marked answered as I await a little more time for more responses.
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comment What patterns book for iOS development contains this specific information?
Thanks for the updates. Will be buying this book. With respect to the services I may have a different term, essentially I'm interested in a class that manages the persistence in a database or backing store, the controller will refer to this to populate the model, some call a service a DAO, I've just always preferred the service name, I.e a ProductService will manage all product records that controllers or even models could depend on.
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comment What patterns book for iOS development contains this specific information?
Thanks Caleb, I shall purchase and give it a read. The specifics for cocoa touch don't worry me, though as an oder book it wouldn't cover newer programming techniques such as blocks, though this can be easily applied. I have also been eyeing off Pro Objective-C Design Patterns for iOS, any comments on this particular book? These are the only two books I've been able to find on Amazon.
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comment I am trying to figure out the best way to understand how to cache domain objects
Thanks Gary, for us the issue isn't network, it's actually on the same machine. The complexity and bottleneck is the rather obscure representation coupled with an aging RDBMS (Progress OpenEdge), some predicates in our queries are implemented poorly in the RDBMS i.e. exists is a painful. Being an ERP system it's also filled with "extension" tables that are shared amongst entities really making things difficult. I plan to implement what I described though it just appears like a lot of work, as mentioned, I've done it in local applications using Maps before.
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asked I am trying to figure out the best way to understand how to cache domain objects
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comment What is the convention for the star location in reference variables?
I hardly see why this is "not constructive". Given the answer provided by dukeofgaming it is now clear to me there is a real reason why this is relevant. That being said the FAQ states that subjective questions are allowed.
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accepted What is the convention for the star location in reference variables?
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comment What is the convention for the star location in reference variables?
Ah, I think I understand. So for MyType* x, y, z only x is declared as a pointer type?
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accepted When designing an enterprise API, what level is appropriate for separating libraries?
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comment When designing an enterprise API, what level is appropriate for separating libraries?
Thanks Shelakel, very worthy information. I am aware of using a layered approach, when I'm most interested in is if I should be separating each domain, such as sales orders and warehousing equating in two interface and two implementation modules, or should they be combined to one? Each way IMHO has it's own advantages but I'm still on the fence with this part.