Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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Not sure if I agree with him
by siimo on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 20:01 UTC
siimo
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2006-06-22

I work at a small software house and our boss loves Macs, a lot of employees do too, infact many of us use Macbooks for work with Windows on it and have i-phones. And therefore naturally we have wanted to get into Mac programming. One of our senior developers got Xcode and tried it out and wrote a few programs for Mac with objective C etc but he found the environment not as good as Visual Studio. We might be biased due to previous experience but we found it was faster and easier to program in Visual Studio 2005/2008.

I think Windows has the best development tools, namely VS2008, it has everything you ever need.

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RE: Not sure if I agree with him
by evangs on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 20:09 in reply to "Not sure if I agree with him"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Going from VS to Xcode is very hard. At least that's what I found. Too much drag and drop when setting up the GUI and I struggled to make the mental connection. That's the problem with spending close to 10 years playing with Win32 and MFC. But once you get over the initial learning curve, Xcode is really good. Especially considering that it's free.

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