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I feel your pain... well, almost. Never tried Xamarin, but the regular signing process also felt like a pain to me.
Long long ago... in 2008. It was complicated and manual... but at least you knew that if you understood the process and remembered the steps you'd be fine.
I'd create a certificate, setup a provisioning profile on the dev portal, add devices on the portal and then to the profile, download the profile and install it via xcode or the keychain access. Of course i'd have to add the profile to the device as well.
I knew if i messed up it wouldn't work, but with a bit of practice you can get it right.
I tried building iOS again recently and with xcode 'managing' everything, I have absolutely no control (or that's how it feels like), and no clue what's going wrong if something goes wrong.
It's worse when you have to set up a CI server and people on the team, equally clueless, end up tampering the provisioning profiles!
Sorry for the rant, your post just brought back very bad memories.
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"Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently."
I was considering looking at that some time ago but ran into a wall with it. Painful. What ever happened to the days when you could just WRITE A PROGRAM eh?
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I code in RemObjects Oxygene, a Pascal/Delphi syntax .Net language. With the RemObject's products, I can write in Pascal and make .net applications for Windows, Android, and iOs. You code specific to each platform, but can share libraries.
Additionally they also support C#, and Silver (Swift) on all 3 platforms.
And now they can also compile to native Win32 apps.
In each case you use the native libraries for the platform and are not limited as to what you can do on that platform. Unlike the Xamarin approach where you write one codebase and target the different platforms.
I haven't done the iOs bit, but they do a nice job on Oxygene and .Net for Windows. And I think they probably did a good job of interfacing to the Mac and the Xcode.
You MIGHT want to check it out.
FWIW, I LOVE the Oxygene language much more then C#. (Although you can mix languages in a single project as well, of you have something in one language that you don't won't to redo at all. They also let you paste C# code into Oxygene and it will do a decent job of translating. Can also just import a C# file. Have a look see.
Just to clarify a bit further, Remobjects approach is NOT to try to build one set of code that runs anywhere. They are trying to let you write platform specific code.
They let you write one language that runs anywhere or any one of their languages that runs anywhere. So if you want to write Swift that runs on Windows, you can do that.
Another thing about Remobjects is that they are VERY responsive about fixing bugs. Bugs I have reported are generally fixed the next day. And that comes out in the next beta which they generally make available weekly.
One downside is that as they have added more languages and platforms support, they are having more bugs, but I guess that is to be expected.
You make me remember my pending article, there I'm trying to describe how EBNF can describe in EBNF; which is in my sense something more direct recursive and at the end, leads to a Parser-Generator which first parses the Meta Language to generate afterwards the language Parser generator I don't think I'm able to explain that
I got home yesterday and found my left arrow key missing on my 20 year old keyboard...
The keys are pretty solid. I've tried to get them off once, but without success.
Suspect #1, the cleaner. She's the only one who has been in my house, save for the cat.
Suspect #2, there wasn't any. No way in hell that the cat could've done this without throwing the keyboard on the floor or anything.
So I asked the cleaner, but she told me it already was like that.
She sometimes brings her son, but he was at school.
She DID offer me a new keyboard though, pretty awesome for someone who did not break my keyboard in any way!
So... One person in the house and she knows nothing about the key.
I've searched and ultimately found the key, broken, in the bag of the vacuum cleaner.
Confronted the cleaner with it, but she still denies knowing anything about it.
"Must've happened while I was cleaning and I didn't notice."
So you wreck a nearly unbreakable keyboard and somehow manage to get the key in the vacuum cleaner (must've made some noise!) and do so without noticing!?
I gave her the benefit of the doubt because she's been my cleaner for over a year without any problems and I really don't feel like finding another cleaner.
For a minute there I was afraid I'd be needing a new keyboard, but it seems my old friend can stay with me a little longer
Perhaps you should try cleaning all the years worth of detritus from in-between the keys of your keyboard. Maybe that's what your cleaner was trying to do for you... Imagine trying to clean all that dead skin buildup. And all the nutella... and breadcrumbs... sheesh
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The keyboard is wired. If it were to fall on the floor it would probably take my monitor and speakers with it (but more likely is that they keep the keyboard from falling).
She said she noticed the missing key right away and it was like that when she got here.
Now that sounds like a lie to not have to pay for damages.
Although I do somehow believe she's not lying to me... So I really wonder how she managed to wreck the key without noticing
There is a feature request to add a right-click context menu item to take you straight to the fonts and colors element that needs to be changed. This is a source of pain for me and hopefully many others so I thought I would reach out and see if I can get some support for this item.
At least you have votes to give. I've got a total of 20 items with a single vote on both personal addresses tied to MSDN. That's (barely) enough to track everything I care about. The only thing missing is the Eternal Bring Back VB6 Post; but finding MS's Close-LARTing is easy enough since no sooner do they kill one than a successor spawns linking to it and resuming the whining.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt