Wednesday, February 20, 2019 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Implementing NetNewsWire Search

Brent Simmons:

When a search starts, swap in a separate timeline and detail view, do the search, and then show the results in these swapped-in views. When the user ends searching, swap those views out, and swap back in the regular timeline and detail views.

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If you look at other apps — Mail, for example — it appears they use solution #1, and state restoration is not always instant. I want it to be instant.

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In the case of the search feature, I spent more time just thinking about how I want to do the UI than on the actual search-in-the-database implementation. And then there’s the UI work itself, which absolutely dwarfs the database work.

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