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Tutorial: Intro to Core Animation 

Core Animation, you’ve been hearing about how great it is, how it makes animation easier and how cool it is. Well you’re about to find out first hand that all of the things you’ve heard are TRUE. We’ll cover a little background first and then…

The Xgrid Tutorials 

Links to the Xgrid Security tutorials: Xgrid Basics GridStuffer Basics Running Batch Jobs Using Ruby with Xgrid Xgrid Leopard: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the new stuff Xgrid Leopard: Scoreboard rules!

Custom Xcode Templates 

When adding new files to a project in Xcode, you are presented with a menu to select file types to choose from that often are pre-populated with text or code. As part of the Xcode/gfortran contest I created one that is included in the package…

Tiger’s scientific gem: Grapher.app 

One of the most underrated features introduced in OS X 10.4 (Tiger), especially for scientists, is Grapher.app, the powerful 2D and 3D graphing calculator located in the Applications->Utilities folder. Grapher is capable of creating both 2D graphs including margins, classic, polar, lin-log, log-log, polar log…