How to make a file executable in Cocoa

One of the things I need to do in our MacOS Client is make a file I create executable. It took a little reverse engeineering to do it, so here’s the code if anyone else needs to make a file executable in MacOS X Cocoa. // Set the attributes of the file we’ve just created which is a little clumsy …

Registering URL handlers in MacOS X Cocoa Apps

As a personal hobby project, I’m playing with writing MacOS X applications, which is something I have always wanted to do and am now enjoying now I’ve got over the first frustrating few hours (the breakthrough was realising it was in fact quite like Smalltalk, which I loved). I should preface this with the fact that I really have no …

Welcome to Amphora’s Technical Blog

As a company, Amphora’s main focus is on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for scientists, so historically our blogging efforts have focused on the ELN industry or Amphora corporate stuff. We like most technies benefit greatly from the free Technical resources out there – Open Source software, other people’s blogs, Google etc. If I compare how I can work today to when …