Optimizing Network Requests with MKNetworkKit


Mugunth Kumar has a great blog post titled “Mobile apps and concurrent connections” with some fantastic details about the HTTP spec and how most browsers handle concurrent connections to a server, what optimizations he’s made in MKNetworkKit, and some things to keep in mind while developing mobile apps that request resources over the network.
MKNetworkKit is available from GitHub and CocoaPods for both OS X and iOS. I haven’t compared it to AFNetworking but it would be interesting to do so, perhaps in a future blog post.

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Accurate Timing

Accurate Timing

In many tasks we need to do something at given intervals of time. The most obvious ways may not give you the best results. Time? Meh. The most basic tasks that don't have what you might call CPU-scale time requirements can be handled with the usual language and...

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