Comments for Erica Sadun http://ericasadun.com Where technology meets something or other Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:08:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Comment on Helpful hint to anyone attempting to compile Swift right now by Adam Chiaravalle http://ericasadun.com/2017/08/09/helpful-hint-to-anyone-attempting-to-compile-swift-right-now/#comment-9820 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:08:01 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5809#comment-9820 Thanks for this! I was going crazy with that compilation error for a bit.

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Comment on Helpful hint to anyone attempting to compile Swift right now by Zev Eisenberg http://ericasadun.com/2017/08/09/helpful-hint-to-anyone-attempting-to-compile-swift-right-now/#comment-9819 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:00:25 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5809#comment-9819 Helpful tip for your helpful tip: you don’t have to pass the full path to xcode-select. You can do sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/Xcode-beta.app.

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Comment on Swift 5 begins: new evolution rules will require implementations for language change review by Michael Tsai - Blog - Swift 5: Start Your Engines http://ericasadun.com/2017/08/08/swift-5-begins-new-evolution-rules-will-require-implementations-for-language-change-review/#comment-9818 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:06:51 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5807#comment-9818 […] Ted Kremenek (via Erica Sadun): […]

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Comment on Swift 5 begins: new evolution rules will require implementations for language change review by jeremy pereira http://ericasadun.com/2017/08/08/swift-5-begins-new-evolution-rules-will-require-implementations-for-language-change-review/#comment-9816 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:38:04 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5807#comment-9816 So there’s no ABI stability for Swift 4. That is somewhat disappointing considering it was originally a goal for Swift 3.

I think Swift has lost a lot of its momentum since the early days and I think a lot of the reason is because of its lack of stability, especially ABI stability.

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Comment on Result types by erica http://ericasadun.com/2017/07/05/result-types/#comment-9810 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:15:24 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5773#comment-9810 Because you’re handling the error, not doing early return. It’s a true logic branch.

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Comment on Result types by Chris http://ericasadun.com/2017/07/05/result-types/#comment-9809 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:04:56 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5773#comment-9809 > Use an if statement (not a guard statement) to bind error instances.

Why rather use if than a guard statement?

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Comment on Holy War: Why I utterly loathe the new app switcher in iOS 11 by Niall O'Mara http://ericasadun.com/2017/06/23/holy-war-why-i-utterly-loathe-the-new-app-switcher-in-ios-11/#comment-9801 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:28:25 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5726#comment-9801 Yeah Erica, I agree that the redesign is far from perfect (and lets remember this is still in beta) but I disagree that the complexity is inherently wrong.

I’m fine with the smaller App switcher thumbnails and Control Centre all in one – it leaves the right side swipe for something else (it’s currently unmapped and doesn’t even seem to work as a back swipe in Safari so it surely must be being saved for greater utility) – if iOS is to evolve they have to maximise gestures and screen space.

Obviously all the above is in regard to how able bodied / sighted people operate so I agree that the previous UI would be better for people with various abilities – so I sincerely hope Apple allow the option to choose a more clear method with larger touch targets in settings / accessibility.

I don;t agree with your comments re the icon designs in Control centre as the Alarm Clock is clearly identifiable (again to the relatively clear sighted) and I’m not sure how many people will want a short-cut in settings to all three- Alarm Clock, Timer and Stop-watch. Also people are quick to remember Icons and even quicker to know where they persist in a list or grid.

PS. As you probably already know the beta 2 of iOS 11 has reintroduced the swipe up to quit apps in the app switcher – congrats for your part in identifying the need for it to return!

Hopefully with accessibility allowances the new redesign allows for the evolution of iOS without abandoning those who don’t want complexity.

Intersting thoughts by the way, Thanks.

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Comment on Holy War: Why I utterly loathe the new app switcher in iOS 11 by Jose M. Alcaide http://ericasadun.com/2017/06/23/holy-war-why-i-utterly-loathe-the-new-app-switcher-in-ios-11/#comment-9799 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:37:54 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5726#comment-9799 Combining the App Switcher and the Control Center is a really, really bad idea.

First, there is no conceptual relationship between App Switcher and Control Center. I think that the main reason for combining them is to make maximum use of the screen space. And that’s NOT a good reason at all. Erica has explained so well the resulting mess.

Second, now the new App Switcher/Control Center (AS+CC from now on) gets at least THREE ways to access it: 1. one finger swipe from the bottom (first appears the Dock, continue swiping and then appears the AS+CC). 2. Double press the Home button. 3. Four finger swipe up (if you have the multitasking gestures enabled). This is ludicrous. Moreover, the Control Center setting for allowing access from apps or only from the home screen does not make sense anymore. That setting still exists but obviously it doesn’t have any effect.

Third, instead of making use of the iPad screen space to show a Control Center with labeled controls and direct access to more controls now hidden under a (very unintuitive) long press or 3D Touch, in the new AS+CC the Control Center is cramped at the right side of the screen. Bad for usability and bad from any other point of view.

Fourth, the new AS+CC kills the practical way for adjusting screen brightness. With the “normal” Control Center it was possible to adjust the brightness while seeing the effect over any application screen. Not anymore: the brightness change effect can only be seen *only* over the AS+CC screen. It’s so foolish that it infuriates me.

I avoid at all costs using the catchphrase “Steve Jobs wouldn’t allowed that”. However, now I feel compelled to use it: STEVE JOBS WOULDN’T ALLOWED THAT.

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Comment on The Perfect QA Recruitment Filter by Macartisan http://ericasadun.com/2017/07/11/the-perfect-qa-recruitment-filter/#comment-9796 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:23:54 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5779#comment-9796 Potential hires in interviews should test managers by throwing curveballs in response to ANY canned ‘problem tests’ read off index cards.

[https://medium.com/@macartisan/hacking-the-microsoft-interview-5160fa653c9b]

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Comment on Holy War: Why I utterly loathe the new app switcher in iOS 11 by Austin http://ericasadun.com/2017/06/23/holy-war-why-i-utterly-loathe-the-new-app-switcher-in-ios-11/#comment-9792 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:06:16 +0000 http://ericasadun.com/?p=5726#comment-9792 The address bar at the bottom could be an affordance for one-handed use. On the iPad you’re pretty much locked into punching away at things with both hands, but on the phone you’d be able to switch URLs with just a thumb. That said, even on the iPad I wouldn’t mind putting the buttons a little closer cause I’m always forgetting the pinch gestures.

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