I have spent all day working doin IOS development on a mac and I just feel drained by the experience.

The kind of drained I usually feel after a day of battling with Windows.

Funny how things change, a few years back I did everything on a mac. Then I swapped to Linux and now going back to a mac feels bad.

Xcode does no favours to this.

When I went from Windows to OS X I felt like I had been freed and there was a whole world development unlocked in an instant. I felt like I could never go back.

Same happened with moving from OS X to Linux. Maybe not ad drastic but certainly similar in feel.

Lord knows what rabbit hole I will fall down next.

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@jameschip X Code is a special case tho, it's unfathomably aweful. Back when I had to use it daily, I wondered if anyone at Apple even used it, or they all secretly used visual studio or something..

But Visual Studio is worse. I just use it for the occasional debugging session.

@neauoire It’s a kind of art form making a piece of software so perennially bad.

Maintaining, and they do maintain it, a constant plateau of almost working yet almost not working at all.

It’s twilight software.

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