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Apple Developer Forums Can Now Monitor Threads

Apple (also: MacRumors):

And now, it’s easier to find and keep track of content you’re interested in. Take advantage of enhanced search and a new feature that monitors threads for you and sends you an email each time there’s a reply.

The new forums remain pretty useless, except that they are the sole source of some incredibly valuable defacto documentation written by DTS engineer Quinn.

Previously:

Update (2021-03-14): See also: The Wisdom of Quinn.

W. Butcher:

Quinn’s posts remind me of mmalc’s Cocoa Bindings sample code on his personal page, and his writeups on cocoa-dev. Super helpful, but sure would be nice to have IN THE FORMAL DOCUMENTATION.

Aaron Tuller:

Yes yes. I still have this in my favorites bar in Safari, can’t imagine relying solely on the reference pages.

3 Comments

"The Apple Developer Forums are a great place to connect with fellow developers and Apple engineers"

So, officially, there are only a dozen software engineers at Apple?

"a new feature that monitors threads for you and sends you an email each time there’s a reply."

They are getting closer and closer to re-inventing the mailing-list.

Someone should archive Quinn’s knowledge before it mysteriously disappears

I've deprecated my gist and created a repo that has both the links and archival PDFs.

https://github.com/macshome/The-Wisdom-of-Quinn

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