Category Archives: Software Development

How to use AdMob in an iOS App with Swift

February 16, 2016 / Eddy / Software Development, Swift

Apple will be officially discontinuing the iAd App Network on June 30, 2016 and is currently no longer accepting any new apps into the network. The avenue to monetise your free apps the Apple’s way will be gone. However, they are not the only way to monetize them, that’s where Admob from Google comes to […]

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Scratching My Own Itch – Starting My Own Business

July 2, 2015 / Eddy / Software Development

This post is not about a physical itch but rather the background story on my journey into the software development business. I have been into programming since I’ve got my first computer, the Oric-1 when I was a kid back in 1984. It was one of first UK based portable computer that was made. The […]

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Creating Preferences Windows for OS X app in Swift

March 19, 2015 / Eddy / Software Development, Swift

The Preferences Windows seems like a must-have component to any OS X app but surprisingly, there is no predefined templates or Windows in XCode to design one. I am glad I found Frank Gregor’s CCNPreferencesWindowController at¬†https://github.com/phranck/CCNPreferencesWindowController¬†. It supports the modern look and feel and the implementation of the different pane sizes. The codes are however […]

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The Android Developer Nail

March 5, 2015 / Eddy / Software Development

It’s been a long time since I’ve last blogged. Last year was a busy year with all the new changes to the IT ecosystem. I did the better part of 2014 rounding up the upgrades to my Windows and Mac apps and dabbled a little into mobile apps. This included support for both iOS and […]

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Back to my first love – Delphi

June 8, 2012 / Eddy / Software Development

As I’ve posted earlier, I have had a very long and exciting relationship with Delphi when it was a Borland product many years ago to it being a product of Embarcadero. I’ve added RealStudio in 2011 so as to be able to target the Mac platform as a precursor to entering the much sort after […]

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My Experience transitioning from Windows to Mac OS X

February 3, 2012 / Eddy / Software Development

It’s been a little over 12 months since I’ve made the big leap to transition from Windows to the Mac. It wasn’t really a simple transition especially having been using the Microsoft Platform since MS DOS 3.1 and hoping over to the Windows 3.0 platform until Windows 7. I’ve been programming on the Windows platform […]

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iOS or Android?

January 8, 2012 / Eddy / Software Development

I believe that this would be a rather sticky issue and everyone would have their opinion on this. I plan to develop for the mobile platform and have been reading up on both the Android and the iOS ecosystems. On the offset, I would like to say that although there are differences, both are very […]

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Porting from Delphi to RealStudio

January 4, 2012 / Eddy / Software Development

Although I’ve worked with Delphi since 1992, it is probably time to part ways. I do enjoy working in Objective Pascal and this decision has not been easy. I’ve stopped upgrading my Delphi since 2009 as it got increasingly harder as an independent developer to purchase a license. They have not only increase prices from […]

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