Category Archives: Chef’s Book

Wow it’s been sometime huh? Here’s a brief rundown…

It’s all been rather hectic. Lots has been happening and unhappening. The most obvious being that the box that runs this website went a bit mental as the hard disks succumbed to age; and I’ve been too busy to fix … Continue reading

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Progress with adding iCloud to Chef’s Book.

There are some interesting challenges with incorporating iCloud support, especially into an existing application. One, which I’ve been working through, is that you can no longer copy in a pre-existing store for the purposes of loading data. Such a move … Continue reading

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The MD5 checksum bug identified.

Happily it’s easy to fix and exactly what I thought it was. When retrieving values from an NSManaged object like so: NSString *foo = recipe.value; or NSString *foo = [recipe valueForKey:@”value”]; If the value is not present you get a … Continue reading

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Implementing iTunes syncing and a lesson to always run unit tests.

So the latest version of my main app is in the app store and…. it has a minor minor bug.  In a rush to eliminate a highly unlikely, in fact to pre-empt, a bug I updated some code to check … Continue reading

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Using Core Data’s automatic migrations to update data

It’s not brilliantly efficient but it does reuse existing importing code and it does work reliably and well.  If I update the app to include new recipes I only want to include them once.  When the app is first launched … Continue reading

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Ownership of user created content.

I want to implement some concept of ownership/authorship in Chef’s Book.  Not for any reason of control but as a way of letting users swap recipes without data loss or unnecessary duplicates.  The problem is if I email a recipe … Continue reading

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Application Accepted!

Well that was quite smooth, the application is now in the App Store Right Here!. In other news it appears I’d completely forgotten in my rush to get the site live to include LV partitions for the site and it’s … Continue reading

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