Comments on: Summer Xcode Tips http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Friday morning Apple links | Ars Technica http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-270774 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:08:49 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-270774 [...] Red Sweater Blog has a list of Summer Xcode Tips: "All this warm weather puts me in the mood for Xcode tips! I’ve been saving up a few [...]

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By: Adam Chester http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-8253 Wed, 28 Jun 2006 23:15:07 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-8253 Thanks as always for the hints. Number 2 is worth its weight in gold!

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By: My Green Jar » Blog Archive » Xcode Tips http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-8252 Wed, 28 Jun 2006 23:14:00 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-8252 [...] Many thanks to Daniel Jalkut for sharing some Xcode hints on his blog (link) . The best thing about mac development is definitely the development community. [...]

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By: Cameron http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-8059 Mon, 26 Jun 2006 03:03:55 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-8059 Thanks for hint #2 … think that is going to be a life-saver at the office this year.

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By: Stilgherrian http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-8016 Sun, 25 Jun 2006 00:57:15 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-8016 I’m guessing categorisation is the way to go — but don’t separate out the streams too much. Part of the joy of blogs, for me anyway, is the seredipitous discovery.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-7973 Sat, 24 Jun 2006 01:03:12 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-7973 Stilgherrian: Thanks for the thoughtful follow-up. I think I was cranky last night when I replied and just read more flame-bait into your comment than may have been appropriate. That’s the only defense I have for declaring you anti-celebration. Basically you’re right, you caught me being oblivious to the global nature of the audience.

I feel the problem of a divided readership, and it’s frustrating to me, but I don’t know how to solve it. The blog started very explicitly as a Mac developer (coding) blog, but I know there are non-coders who now read on a regular basis. I suppose one way to solve it is to pick some very high-level categories and stick to using them on all posts to differentiate “coder” entries from “normal people” entries :)

I’m glad you appreciate the parts of the blog that speak to you, and I hope you’ll continue skimming past the coding tips as they pop up.

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By: Stilgherrian http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-7969 Sat, 24 Jun 2006 00:48:36 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-7969 Daniel, I did see your “out” in that precise wording, and you’re right. But I can’t see how what I wrote indicates that I’m “opposed to celebrating much of anything”. Are you simply biting back because you feel bitten? Are we even? My extended reply now makes me look like I feel bitten, the one who’s molehill-mountaining. C’est la vie. I wanted to clarify my thoughts for my own writing anyway…

What I find valuable about your writing is your introspection about the creative process, evident in posts like Blog Redesign and Another UI Bites the Dust. That material gives real insight, and you write well. Sure, the coding tricks are important too — especially if you’re a coder looking to solve that nagging problem that’s keeping you from meeting your deadline. But the more reflective material has a wider readership.

So my comment wasn’t “having a go”. It was about maintaining your connection with that wider audience. And you just happened to trigger my response so your blog gets the content.

People consume media not just because they find the content valuable. It also needs to fit their lifestyle — breakfast radio tells them traffic conditions at the precise time they leave for work. And there needs to be an emotional connection — “Hey, I like the guy who does this show, he’s like me,” even though they’ve never met.

The converse is true too. A TV program that’s excellent in every other way loses audience because a new co-presenter has an annoying laugh. A writer loses audience through the build-up of trivial comments which trigger emotional disconnect — all subconsciously.

So it’s good to write about how summer is affecting you, yes — especially if it triggers the reader’s own memories of summer, whenever that is, and whatever it means for them — because it starts to create that positive emotional connection. But in this case I hit a disconnect when I felt you made the assumption that all your readers were sharing this experience now.

Oddly enough, I think the way around this is to be even more personal. Say, painting a word-picture of what summer is like in your home town, or from when you were a kid, or how the heat affects your workflow.

This has precisely nothing to do with your coding tips, but I think that’s the point. I don’t read your blog for that, because there’s already far too many blogs by coders talking to other coders about coding.

Now your reaction to this might well be “Who cares? I’m blogging for fellow coders.” And that is your choice, of course. But I think you have a lot more to offer than that. Hey, I’m being greedy! I just want to see more of what I enjoyed!

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By: Non Stop Mac http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-7934 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:22:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-7934 Summer Xcode tips…

Daniel Jalkut writes: “It’s summer! The sun is out and the sky is (leans right to peek outside), well, sort of greyish. While the world celebrates the changing seasons, we’re all leaning over our keyboards and squinting into the screen,……

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-7930 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 14:08:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-7930 About the external editor thing. Thanks, guys. As I was grappling with this and then writing I was wondering about the wholesale external editor support. I know some people use BBEdit or TextMate, for instance. I’m glad to know there’s a way to set the editor for a file type en masse, I should definitely do that at a minimum for types like Sdef files.

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By: leeg http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips/comment-page-1#comment-7917 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:25:10 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/149/summer-xcode-tips#comment-7917 In reply to Nate, that’s definitely the “proper” way to be getting Xcode to use external editors. I use it on my WebObjects projects, because the built-in data modeler is buggy and sucky so I set the opener for eomodels to be EOModeler.app.

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