Recent articles by Luke Redpath - Freelance Ruby, Rails and iOS app developer / London / Essex / UK

Recent articles

10 July 2014 Automating testing of iOS apps with Appium and Ruby

Writing automated acceptance tests of iOS apps has always been tricky. Prior to the introduction of Apple's UIAutomation framework, there was no official way of writing automated UI-driven tests for iOS. There have been numerous third-party attempts at coming up with an automated testing solution over the years - some bad, some good - and I think I've probably tried most of them.

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30 June 2011 A note on Objective-C singletons

I'm not a big fan of singletons, especially when they are used as they often are - as glorified globals. That being said, it occasionally makes sense to have some kind of shared instance of an object; not a true singleton that strictly prevents more than one allocation, but a convenient default instance.

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