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Voices That Matter: iOS Developers Conference Session: Defensive Programming in Cocoa

Voices That Matter: iOS Developers Conference Session: Defensive Programming in Cocoa

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-298237-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-298237-5

Code is never 100% reliable. Even the best of us write bugs, and there are also networking failures, memory shortages, and other problems which our apps can encounter at any time. These problems can cause crashes or, worse, corrupt user data. Defensive programming is the art of writing robust code that can tolerate these events. In this session, Mike will talk about various strategies to use when writing Cocoa code that can help you to protect your app against bugs in your own code, bugs in Apple's code, resource shortages, user error, and just plain bad luck.

Conference attendees said:

  • Fantastic demonstration of real problems and concrete solutions from a speaker who is clearly an expert.
  • He was even more engaging and hilarious during this talk as he pointed out common bugs that I know I have in my code.  Best technical session.
  • Best talk of the conference. Worth the price of admission.  Phenomenal stuff.


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