I first want to thank and welcome the new backers. Seeing the number crawl into the four digit range was one of the highlights to my weekend and gives me hope that this project will get its funding.
I also want to thank all of you who is spreading the news of this project. For anyone who has never started one of these projects before, you may not know that on our dashboard, we can see where the references come from (sort of) and I'm happy to say that right now, Twitter is leading the bunch.
While you all were enjoying your weekend, let me tell you what I did with mine. If you're watching my Github repository (https://github.com/toneyrr/Obj-C-Design-Patterns), you may begin to notice I am starting to place models and code there (models to start with code coming soon). While developing the UML diagrams, I did spend a lot of time evaluating four different tools the determine which one I like the most, but plan on supporting all of them if I get the finding. If you would like to see my opinions, please read the README in the UML Diagrams section of my repository. Also, if you have any other suggestions of tools to try, please let me know because I'm definitely not set on one yet. Also, please note that the models are very preliminary and will go through several iterations of refactoring before I set them in stone.
While I was at it, I did end up settling on the MIT Open Source license for all of the code. My intention has always been to make any of this code as nonrestrictive as possible. Please use and abuse it as you see fit (at least once I start posting it).
Finally, for some reason I received a lot of questions about the book Cocoa Design Patterns. For the record, I do own and have read this book and think it's a good addition to anyone's library. My opinion is my book is an addition to this one, not a replacement for it. My original goal was to write a book on using straight Objective-C to implement design patterns and not use the frameworks provided by the platform. While platforms are a great thing, as any of us developers know, dropping down to the core language give us the most control for optimization. That was what I want the book to do.
Thanks again to all of you who have decided to join me on this journey. With your help, we might just make it to the finish line.