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Drew McCormack
That was quite a day at WWDC. My big take aways: 1. NeXT is finally dead. ObjC and IB are done. AppKit too. 2. React has won (…like it or not). 3. Mac-specific software is not long for this Earth. Not a single ADA winner was for macOS.
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Steven Engel Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
1 Agree 2 Disagree 3 Agree
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @engel88
How do you see it playing out with (2)? Do you think Apple will back down?
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Tim Broder Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
Curious why you say #2? Thanks
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @timothybroder
Have had that a few times already. I didn’t mean React literally won, I meant that it’s approach has won. Apple has been forced to come up with its own version of React.
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Soneé John 👨🏾‍💻 Jun 4
When you say wasn’t for the Mac what do you mean? Because this seems to be the only cross platform app. Maybe I’m missing something?
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
I just meant there were no pure macOS apps in the Apple Design Awards. Probably first time ever there has been no macOS exclusive app at all.
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Florian Beijers Jun 4
Some interesting conclusions. Why do you think IB in particular is dead? Last time I checked that was still the xCode workflow?
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @zersiax @RangerStation
It’s not in the default template of Xcode 11. Default does not include a storyboard.
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Florian Beijers Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
oh huh ...so what is the alternative they expect beginner devs to use? I mean ...react-native, yes, but thats not something everyone will just know about?
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @zersiax
In future, they expect everyone to use SwiftUI
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Shameer Mulji Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
Why is AppKit dead? Wong it live alongside UIKit for Mac specific developers?
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @shameermulji
Sure. I didn’t mean immediately, but it won’t be the focus going forward. A bit like what Carbon was. Will be here for years to come.
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kb Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
finally dead? like swift is better. 🙄 who the hell cheers for this utter garbage. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @nitoTV
You may have mis-read my “finally”. Was just pointing out it took a while. Not celebrating.
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Steven Engel Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
Apple, back down, never. I think there is 30+ years of Obj-C and now a few years of Swift. That is a whole lot of momentum (and knowledge) to arrest (and that includes Apple)
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Georg Tuparev Jun 4
Nope. The old IB as I knew it as a student is resurrected (with some new paint) and Ali Ozer himself told us to use AppKit if we want to be cool boys
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Max Bridgland Jun 4
Replying to @drewmccormack
wait is SwiftUI their answer to react?
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Replying to @maxbridgland
Together with Combine framework.
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Drew McCormack Jun 4
Going forward, it will all be about the preview mode. Not an interface declaration tool. I wouldn’t call that IB. I don’t think you will find many developers who decide to make a new app with AppKit. Why would you if you can use SwiftUI and support other devices?
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