[Mono-osx] Menu Bar for Mac OS X?

Andrew Brehm ajbrehm at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 15:06:12 EDT 2010

Joanna Carter wrote:
> Hmmm. I used to think Marc Hoffman was just a Mac fanboy when he would go
> on about his love for the Xcode/IB IDE. Now, I find myself preferring it
> more than either Delphi or VS. And its that annoying thing with Apple
> products that I can't tell you what it is about Xcode that I prefer, apart
> from that old chestnut "it just works" :-)

Xcode is clean and forces you to design everything. That's good. The
external GUI designer makes it easier to understand what the relationship
between the code and the GUI really is.

The bad part is that Cocoa code is not portable.

If Yellow Box for Windows were still available we wouldn't have this
discussion. From what I have seen Yellow Box programs looked native enough
on Windows. Unfortunately Apple cancelled that product in 1997 after they
just got it from Next.

>> In general, and this is what I like about Xcode, it is good if the IDE
>> and
>> framework force the developer to pay some attention to OO design.
> After five years of designing MVP and OPF frameworks for .NET and having
> to provide designers to help people write good OO code, I really
> appreciate having the Xcode IDE do it all for me, so I don't have to do
> all that groundwork again.

At this point I have too many IDEs on my computer.

> BTW, did you know I have written a tutorial on Mac development, especially
> aimed at ex-Windows developers?

I second the link to it request.

Joanna Carter
Carter Consulting

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