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A couple of years ago I read* (skipped around for parts I needed) an older version of this book, when I was writing my first iOS app (C'YaPass[^]).
The reason I chose the book is because it is written with the same kind of detail that Charles Petzold wrote his Programming Windows(3.x and then 95) books in. You don't find many authors writing this way. Few books start at the beginning and continue from there smoothly.
I really like Mobile development (Android & iOS) and I believe the reason is because it takes me back to simpler times of WinForm development, MFC or WinAPI dev.
Why Not Xamarin? (Why Learn Native iOS?)
I have Visual Studio 2017 and I took a look at Xamarin again yesterday. A quick look but I still have all kinds of problems to overcome even just getting the Cross-Platform template project running. Studio had a real problem running the Android app on my emulator - never got it started. Then the UWP app wouldn't run properly either. I believe it was all due to a bad project name but it just annoyed me.
* This quote explains exactly my experience and why I've decided to commit to reading the latest edition from begin to end.
Preface (author says)
The widespread eagerness to program iOS, however, though delightful on the one hand, has also fostered a certain tendency to try to run without first learning to walk. iOS gives the programmer mighty powers that can seem as limitless as imagination itself, but it also has fundamentals. I often see questions online from programmers who are evidently deep into the creation of some interesting app, but who are stymied in a way that reveals quite clearly that they are unfamiliar with the basics of the very world in which they are so happily cavorting.
About five years ago, I took a serious look at Xamarin for a project. I found it half-baked with lots of promises from Xamarin. (Ended up using Qt, though the project was cancelled when negotiations were finalized with a previous vendor. Bummer for me, smart move for them.)
You for sure know this red notification flag, near the rep Points , which Shows you when sombody answered a Answer/Comment/Message. I still not receive it since about one week.
Is it only me?
Is it a matter of Profile Setup?
Btw: I don't want to write this in B&S at the moment
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
Not sure if I've ever seen a flag. I previously saw an indicator (possibly a flag) that indicated I had one or more pending messages (forget what it looks like). Despite having many incidents, requiring notices recently, I have not seen this same indicator lately.
Widget it is That said, I haven't seen the widget you mention associated with their corresponding article lately. This is possibly a temporary Android issue. Though, I wish they would provide the eyes.
Btw: I don't want to write this in B&S at the moment
Not needed... there are several posts speaking about it
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I used to work with a Mac fan. We were all Windows developers, and he was the only one who was always struggling do to simple tasks because his virtualized version of Windows kept crapping out in the strangest ways you'd never see on "regular" hardware (virtualized or not).
Poor guy. They are already crippling him with some iCrap thingy. They used Apple's pernicious marketing to gullible people straight out of college to screw him over on the first day at work and make him happy about it! Pure Evil!
Way to go getting rid of any productivity threat!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I've had a few occasions recently when I come down in the morning and find the computer is already on, and has been for some hours. I've assumed that they have been windows updating itself while I'm asleep which is both good, and worrying, all at the same time.
Nope, it's worse.
My cat knows how to turn on my computer ... I didn't even know you could turn it on via the mouse but he does.
So, two things:
1) My cat knows more about my computer than I do.
2) Just what has he been doing online while I'm asleep?
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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