iOS Roundup: April 16, 2012

April 23, 2012 Pivotal Labs

Cool Things This Week:

  • We have confirmed (using instruments) that having a large sized (full-screen iPad) UIView does not impact memory in any significant way (as long as you don’t override drawRect or use transparency).
  • Java has lost its place as the most used programming language! C has retaken the top place. Objective-C is the fastest growing language taking the 4th position (beating C#).
  • We have had some success documenting our code with Appledoc. We plan to use it more in the future.

Headaches This Week:

  • On our older machines, we needed to upgrade to Lion to compile binaries that use high resolution assets with the standard @2x naming convention. This serves as a lesson to keep scheduled software upgrades.

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