CocoaPods and Git

CocoaPods and Git

So recently while working on an app, I started to think about how I should deal with committing when I’m using CocoaPods. Committing the compiled pods themselves seems unclean - it bloats a repo and means cloning that repo takes a bit more time. This can be a problem when using a slow or data-capped connection, as some repos can grow pretty large if you’re using many different pods.

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Synx

Synx

So I recently discovered the wonderful utility Synx which solves a problem I’d had for the longest time and was never sure how to solve - keeping the filesystem equivalent to the Xcode project structure. Synx does it very well, and why it’s not a built in feature to Xcode yet is beyond me.

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Reversing Archives

Reversing Archives

Reversing archive formats is always tricky. Currently, I’m working on an unpacker for files used by the GameCube/PS2/Wii game “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” which is based on the TV show with the same name. It’s a format called JAM, presumably an inhouse format created by the developer, High Voltage Software.

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