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Update: Balloon Game Tutorial In Xcode 4

Recently I received a few comments and e-mails stating that the beginner’s game programming tutorial featured on this site had issues when running with Xcode 4.  I decided to test things out, and had no issues when running the tutorial in Xcode 4 with the latest release version of the SDK. You can see a…

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iPhone Balloon Game Programming Tutorial: Adding Retina Display Support

I have had several requests for updates to the iPhone action game programming tutorial, and among them was an update for retina display support.  So here is the process step-by-step for those looking to add retina display support to a game made with the Sparrow Framework. This update goes through the process of creating the…

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Good Explanation Of Instruments In Xcode

Apple has created some great tools to help you debug and optimize your iPhone and iPad apps. However, knowing exactly what they do can be a challenge.  I’m still figuring everything out and finding new uses for the tools.  I suspect that unless you have been working on Mac software development for a long time…

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Make Xcode Feel Like Microsoft Visual Studio

This may hurt some fanboys, but many believe that Microsoft Visual Studio is a better IDE, and that Xcode just plain sucks.  I think most of the hate towards Xcode stems from many of it’s features being turned off when first installed.  I found these great tips today on how to make Xcode feel like…

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Amazing Xcode Tips Leave Developer In A State Of Shock

OMG… that’s Xcode?! Xcode, the IDE provided by Apple for iPhone and Mac development is widely purported by beginning iPhone developers in online forums to be terrible.   For awhile I believed the forum trolls, and I accepted that Xcode was a subpar IDE.  In months of usage I didn’t think much of it only making…