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problem with using XCode is kind of the

2024-03-08 23:20:01.91895+01 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The problem with using XCode is kind of the reverse of the "give developers the latest fastest hardware" problem.

It's that when most of the tools we use are either command-line, web browsers, or XCode, we become used to a certain level of suck and WTF? in our GUI applications, and when the users say "this is unacceptable" it's like "well, Apple does that shit to me all the time, isn't that kinda the state of modern software?"

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#Comment Re: problem with using XCode is kind of the made: 2024-03-09 04:20:37.686676+01 by: Mars Saxman [edit history]

I miss the era of interface consistency, when your product would get bad reviews and users would turn up their noses if you failed to adequately conform to the standards of the platform.

Oh, well, that was a long time ago, and I don't suppose I'll ever really get to love a piece of software again.

#Comment Re: problem with using XCode is kind of the made: 2024-03-10 18:03:08.427335+01 by: Dan Lyke

Hell yeah. One of the reasons I still love command-line tools is that, yeah, everything has its own UI, and if you think vi is hard to quit, try Emacs, but at least they haven't changed that UI every 3 years just to be cool.

And web stuff seems to encourage "make up a new UX for this circumstance!", which means that the current tactic of turning everything into a web view makes this worse.

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