Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2005 21:17 UTC, submitted by Malcolm Crawford
Original OSNews Interviews Here is an interview with Wil Shipley, software developer for OS X and prior to that for NeXTSTEP.
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nice !
by Anonymous on Thu 21st Jul 2005 23:13 UTC
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Very nice interview !

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Havent' read the whole interview
by Lumbergh on Thu 21st Jul 2005 23:44 UTC
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But I found the part where the guy describes algorithms that use heuristics and fail gracefully to be pretty interesting.

There was a gal from Sun that did an interview a couple years ago (it was featured here I believe) where she talked about the next leap in programming should be basically fault-tolerant programming where everything doesn't have to be exact as it is now. Of course (IMO), this is going to take some kind of AI to go into compilers or whatever, but it was an interesting take.

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wow
by Mystilleef on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 01:14 UTC
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I've found a Mac zealot I actually like. Good interview.

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Wow, awesome
by Anonymous on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 06:49 UTC
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That was one grade A interview. Super interesting, and he made several excellent points. ;)

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Great interview
by Rodrigo on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 08:45 UTC
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I gotta confess it's so damn long I'll have to finish it later, but at least the first half is fantastic. This guy is really smart.

Unfortunately I never had the chance to use Delicious Library (PC User) but hey, once I put my hand on a shiny new Mac Mini (or whatever it becomes in the near future), I sure will. Looks very nice.

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RE: Great interview
by Anonymous on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 15:19 UTC in reply to "Great interview"
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I second that and the "a mac zealot you can like" below ;)

--gabriel

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Extremely interesting
by Ronald Vos on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 13:03 UTC
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..and if you want to read more from this guy, check out:
http://wilshipley.com/blog/WWDC_Student_Talk.pdf
A talk for students he gave, about why programming for the Mac is a lot smarter than programming for Windows. Fun read.

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A glaring contradiction
by ralphrichardcook on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 20:06 UTC
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Earlier in the interview, he complains about Windows users no bothering to try the Mac because, like abuse victims, they don't trust anyone anymore.

But later, he does the same thing by always sticking with Cocoa and not even bothering to look at C# and .NET, not "trusting" that the other frameworks may be better, or at least better than what came before them.

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