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Table Frustration 31 May 2009

Posted by Oliver Mason in Apple, iphone, objective-c, programming.

DAY 8 and after a long pause I have been able to spend a bit more time on my project. And it was certainly frustrating, racking up the hours while trying to work out why it didn’t work. One thing I need to get used to are IDEs; more than a decade of simply editing code in vi and compiling it on the command-line leave you ill-prepared for working with XCode, nice though it may be. Interface Builder is also a great tool, but it hides things from direct view or easy inspection, at least if you don’t know where to look. And then something doesn’t work because you omitted a link from a View to its File Owner, or you set the base class of MainWindow.xib to a wrong class type.

After trying out some table code in the iPhone Development book I finally got a small demo going. I’m now trying to create an indexed grouped table display backed by a sqlite database working. But now it’s approaching midnight and I’m too tired to work out why it stopped working again…

However, despite all of today’s frustration, I’m getting more and more used to coding in Objective-C, which has to be a positive side-effect!



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