Today I started working on my first real open source project; NxKit.

My intention is to create an ever expanding yet lightweight Objective-C framework that contains classes and categories to reduce the amount of code we developers need to write in our main projects. I will be using continuous integration with OSX server to ensure the framework contains a high percentage of tested code.

Great! But aren’t there already lots of established alternatives?  Yes, and this framework will do it’s best not to tread on anyone’s toes by not re-inventing the wheel and sticking to smaller, drop-in enhancements to the existing Foundation / Cocoa Touch frameworks.

Like What? Anything that is deemed appropriately generic, useful, and self-contained could end up making it’s way into this framework.

I am planning to make it compatible with CocoaPods and have each component available in its own pod. The hope is that as the project grows it will become more useful to a wider audience while still remaining highly modular.

Let’s see where it ends up…