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Best of the Web

Great programming articles you may have missed

Issue: 17.4 (July/August 2019)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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This is a new column where I share links to a few interesting programming-related articles from around the web. Note that these may not have anything to do with Xojo, and I don't necessarily advocate the opinions shared—I simply think they're worth reading for a broader perspective.

Project Catalyst reveals Apple's struggle with the future of the Mac

Jason Snell (https://www.macworld.com/article/3405122/catalyst-reveals-apples-struggle-with-the-future-of-the-mac.html)

Excerpt: When Federighi says that Apple and the user base must "co-evolve", that strikes to the heart of it. Apple is changing the definition of what makes a good Mac app, and a lot of that will be influenced by the design decisions it makes for iOS, because it wants to unify its platforms as much as it possibly can for efficiency reasons.

This is messy. A one-size-fits-all app design approach won't work, and I don't believe Apple really wants that. But in macOS Catalina, it does seem to be re-evaluating a lot of interface conventions. Apple's own apps—not just the ones made using Catalyst—are trying all sorts of different interface approaches in somewhat inconsistent ways.

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