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Nah stew, some carrots and onions with plenty of garlic and let the little bugger stew for a couple of hours.
Yeah, that's bad, wasting a perfectly good piece of meat. You know there's no "English" restaurants on the continent? Know why? Because all you do is boil it to crap with carrots and onions!
First, you need to get your hands on "stroop"; Dutch product.
Then you prep your rabbit, drencht it in water and bit of vinegar and bit of salt. It'll soften the meat a bit and provide sour taste. Then, next day, cook it; throw in "stroop" to taste, until you have a sweet/sour thing. Add sugar is you used too much vinegar. Bayleaf at that point, plus pepper corns. Use some binder to thicken the sauce.
That recipe is medieval. Serve with (fresh) bread and cheap red wine. Dip your bread into the wine, than into rabbit sauce. No, the wine is not for drinking, but for dipping bread.
Goes very well with (old) Gouda cheese.
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Background: I started programming in 1974. Business applications in an assembler-based language, slightly higher-level than actual machine opcodes. Later got into business applications in a proprietary Business Basic, and later COBOL. I moved into other IT areas than programming, closest I came back to programming was scripting for PC and server administration and software in Windows environments.
Never even got my toes wet with C, C++ or any modern programming concept. No Frameworks, no IDEs. Barely touched Unix and hated its case-sensitivity. Retired now.
I've a need to manipulate my contact lists on an iPhone, for example mass deletion based on email domain; or moving others between Exchange server, gmail contacts etc. So, I'm thinking of learning, and programming a small app for myself to install on my own phone.
The first one: Am I mad?
The second: How would I start? What environment, language, learning aids, best practices?
Programming for iPhone you would need to learn Objective-C or Swift. But the learning curve for either is quite lengthy. You would also need to learn the support library that could handle the contacts data. A far easier solution would be to export your contacts into a spreadsheet such as Excel, LibreOffice, or whatever iPhone uses, and manipulate the data from there.
Do it! At the very least you'll learn some new swear words.
For writing iOS apps you've got a ton of options: xcode & swift for fully native, or Xamarin and C# to stick to the Microsoft stack, some hybrid app options like NativeScript, React Native, and Ionic, or Google's cross-platform framework Flutter.
I've been looking to write a mobile app to augment a little side project I'm working on that's written in Vue.js and Typescript. Reusing all the TS I've written would be nice, so I'm tempted to use NativeScript but I'm also very tempted by Flutter since it uses Dart - a nice clean language - and is being actively developed.
One thing I do want to do is run the whole thing on my Mac instead of being tied to Visual Studio and Windows, so VS Code and Flutter seems like a nice choice.
Any mental illness you may have is probably unrelated to your desire to learn programming.
It depends on the hardware that you have for development. If you have a Windows PC, I would use Visual Studio with the add-ins for iOS development (using C# and Xamarin). The Visual Studio IDE is excellent, and the Community Edition is free for single developers, so your financial investment is nil.
As for learning C# and Xamarin, I would go with the O'Reilly Publishing books. "Learning C#" is a little dated, but a good start. "Programming C# 8.0" is more up-to-date, but may assume knowledge that you don't have, it you've skipped developments in programming over the last few decades. They also have a wide selection of books about Xamarin, but never having read them, I can't recommend any book in particular.
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A lot of things like this, someone has already figured out how to do. So I always start by googling and seeing if I can figure out the right combination of keywords to use.
If I spend enough time at it, the Google AI realizes what I want and creates a fake blogger with some credible posts and one of them is the solution I'm looking for. If the Google AI is having a slow day, it'll even create a Git repo and a NuGet or npm package, complete with documentation, forums where fake people have asked questions and received answers, maybe some branches and versions.
P.S. - This reply was posted by a Google AI competitor.
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