Tangential comments about Software Development

Sunday, November 30, 2014

If I had a Youtube channel

A friend just sent me a link to a Youtube clip. My friend feels passionately about an issue, and the clip was an informed debunking of a few persistent myths.

I don't feel as passionate about stuff. Instead I feel mild disgruntlement that, in moving to Apple iOS development, I haven't found the paradise I was led to expect, but something as leaden and bitty as Windows or web programming.

Such as? Well, here goes.

No delete key.
No home and end keys.
Source kit crashes.
Adding the name of the second argument to a function.
Except if it's a constructor, when both arguments need names.
Or in-built functions like find() where argument names are a syntax error.
Waking up slowly slowly slowly from sleep mode.
Intellisense that isn't nearly as smart as it thinks it is.
No refactor command. Not even rename.
Modal dialog boxes opening behind other windows.

That'll do for starters.