January 03, 2006

Flash Lite or J2ME?

Almost a year ago, I posted a comparison between Flash Lite and J2ME.

As you probably now, the Flash Lite 2 update for Flash Professional 8 has just been released through Macromedia Labs, and it’s time to rewrite that post.

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December 21, 2005

FlashLite player 2 is available

I'm sure you have read in the aggregators, but I won't do any harm to read about it once again.

FlashLite 2 player is available through the la Adobe online store, and it costs 8 € (ex. VAT).

There is no official documentation yet, and it is not possible to start developing specific content, but at least we can start testing our old FlashLite 1.1 apps against the new player ;)

You can read more about the announcement at Flash Devices.

Enjoy your new toy...

December 12, 2005

Business & marketing for the Mac Developer

The Apple Developer Connection website has added a new section that provides, among other useful tips, a collection of Business & Marketing Frequently Asked Questions, information about specific markets (like education, science & technology...).

I think it's worth a read if you are a Mac developer.

Business & Marketing for the Mac Developer

November 26, 2005

How to write unmaintenable code

And old link, that I lost, and that I found again yesterday. I love the opening quote: " Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence"

A funny read: how to write unmaintenable code

November 23, 2005

[Cocoa] Memory management and exceptions

In languages like Java and actionscript, the "runtime" manages memory, using what is called a garbage collector, that reclaims the memory occupied by an object once it determines that object is no longer accessible. In Objective-C, the programmer must release the resources that he or she has previously allocated to be used by the program.

Memory management is not difficult by itself, because the developer must follow only a few rules, but it is the source of many memory leaks, specially when the program behaves in an unexpected way.

So, what happens when we need to throw exceptions?. How can we be sure that we are not producing memory leaks?. Chris Hanson writes about it in Cocoa memory management & exceptions

November 03, 2005

Tomorrow in the papers

design-nation is in the papers. In the October's issue of MacWorld Spain, there is an articles written by me, the First Contact with Macromedia Studio 8.

Even with that article, the magazine is full of interesting contents, like a report about the .Mac services, an in-depth article about iMovieHD or a comparison between all the Macs.

If you can read Spanish, you should buy it...

November 01, 2005

Design patterns poster

I am sure you have heard about the Head First series and about the Head First Design Patterns book, because it is probably the best introductory book to understand design patterns.

Last week I was browsing amazon when I found this item: Head First Design Patterns Poster.


As its name says, it is a poster (a big one, in fact) that contains a graph (taken from the original book), not an UML diagram but a graph that explains the pattern and also the page number of the pattern in both the Gang of four and Head First Design Patterns.

It visually summarizes 18 patterns, and it is attached to the wall in front of my computer right now...

(By the way, all the links in this post will NOT earn me a comission).