Programming

Setting up and running MongoDB on OS X

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My latest fascination is MongoDB, a document oriented database that stores data in the JSON format. It's a fast and simple to use database. And it's even easier to set up. This short post documents the basic setup and configuration needed to use MongoDB on OS X.

mysql-for-obj-c - New Release

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OK, I've manage to spend some time with the MySQL connection framework for Obj-C and a new release have been made public.

This release will support standard query handling such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE. The result will be handled properly and you will be able to access it with column name and/or index etc... All the normal stuff one would expect.

mysql-for-obj-c - Current state

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The project is coming along great. We have the base functionality in place, tested and mostly working.

This weekend, I've planned to complete the STMT support for parametrized queries and start to write a little test application that uses the library to do some admin stuff as a proof of concept.

From what I've gathered from Tony, my partner in crime for this project, he's going to come up with a plan for the Core Data integration, I'm excited to see what he comes up with.

Obj-C and MySQL - Next generation

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I've just set up a google code project to host my next project, "MySQL for Obj-C". The project has only one simple goal.
* "Enabling Obj-C developers to easily and in a (natural or maybe native?) Obj-C way talk with MySQL servers."

This means niceties such as accessing data using built in types such as NSString, NSInteger NSDate etc. It will also incorporate Obj-C 2.0 garbage technology and fast enumeration. Later on Obj-C 2.1 features such as blocks will also be supported. More about the Obj-C 2.1 features later.

Xcode, Eclipse and Visual Studio.

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When developing on the Apple platform, one will get a free IDE and free developer tools. That's nice. No extra charge, just download and install from Apple.

But how good is the free IDE, Xcode. Well, I'm going to compare some basic features. I work most with Eclipse and Visual Studio .NET but now days I'm also using Obj-C and Cocoa targeting OS X, and yes, Xcode is the IDE of my choice.

Obj-C/Cocoa and embedded frameworks

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Apple is known to make things simple, right?
Well, as it turns out, they have definitely forgotten about developers, we don't get all the fancy helpers and nice applications (sexy applications) that we actually could get if Apple just put some effort in it. Look at Microsoft, they have been spending a lot of time making the developer tools they offer into a world class framework for developers around the world. Nothing even comes close to Visual studio for example.

ASP.NET MVC

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I started to use ASP.NET MVC, and I have to say, it's incredibly easy to learn and use. Development time is cut with at least 30-40% and I can spend more time on implementing the business logic and data access.Routing is another thing that have been improved, instead of using pure query strings, you build routes. This enables you to build clean URLs in a very simple way. As a ex. you would write a link as /Blog/Edit/4232 instead of /Blog/Edit.aspx?id=4232.
You had the capability to do routing before MVC, but MVC simplifies it alot.

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