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Apple is moving from Intel to ARM. What's the best thing they can do for developers?

Survey period: 6 Jul 2020 to 13 Jul 2020

OptionVotes% 
Provide an emulation later so my apps will work on the new hardware5115.36
Keep both platforms available so there's no rush to port my app278.13
Give us developers lots of lead time and help before the change comes257.53
Provide tools that port my code automatically9628.92
Survival of the fittest: Make the change quickly and make it a race144.22
They should not be making a platform change like this329.64
Doesn't fuss me. I'll go along with whatever works best for the platform8726.20



 
GeneralNeeds more options Pin
honey the codewitch7-Jul-20 7:10
mvahoney the codewitch7-Jul-20 7:10 
GeneralRe: Needs more options Pin
Matt McGuire9-Jul-20 4:57
professionalMatt McGuire9-Jul-20 4:57 
First off: Thumbs Up | :thumbsup:

So I've been writing software for over 20 years now, everything from DOS to embedded and industrial control, to desktop productivity apps and now getting into more web development.

I've avoided Apple iAnything since the Apple IIe, but now I find building apps for the web that apple does think differently, as in they do their own thing (kinda of like old retired IE) and make troubleshooting why some JS, or CSS is not working a pain.

I've always been vocal about avoiding the over priced, under performing devices, but I never knew how much I loathed them until recently: The site works in Chrome desktop, Edge, Firefox, and Android devices and they all look pretty much the same rendered, so I figure awesome, and publish. then I start getting reports that iSomething users that the page is wonky and not able to navigate WTF | :WTF:

I ended up buying a used iPod <shudders> and using usb to iTunes, to some NPM extensions to use Chrome's debugger on my desktop I can finally find out what's breaking the site, now I'm spending way too much time on MDN looking to see if apple's Safari will support, some JS or CSS. if not find some sort of work around.

I suppose if I used something like Angular, Vue, or React client side renders, they keep compatibility with (almost) all browsers, but it has a locked in feel to it, and with at least Angular breaking changes from version to version, so my thoughts are: Hmmm | :|

I will never understand why anyone would ever buy anything from Apple, except to show off that your dumb enough to spend a $1000+ on a phone that really doesn't have any more capability than my $80 android. When I retire from web development someday, I will be taking a hammer to the iPod and it's clunky interface.
GeneralRe: Needs more options Pin
honey the codewitch9-Jul-20 6:17
mvahoney the codewitch9-Jul-20 6:17 
Generaldeja vu all over again Pin
Bruce Patin7-Jul-20 3:25
MemberBruce Patin7-Jul-20 3:25 
GeneralRe: deja vu all over again Pin
Martin ISDN7-Jul-20 5:47
MemberMartin ISDN7-Jul-20 5:47 
GeneralRe: deja vu all over again Pin
Bruce Patin7-Jul-20 5:59
MemberBruce Patin7-Jul-20 5:59 
GeneralRe: deja vu all over again Pin
Ron Anders7-Jul-20 14:55
MemberRon Anders7-Jul-20 14:55 
GeneralRe: deja vu all over again Pin
GregoryW8-Jul-20 0:13
MemberGregoryW8-Jul-20 0:13 
GeneralRe: deja vu all over again Pin
Matt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:03
professionalMatt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:03 
Generalre-do the survey ... PinPopular
BryanFazekas7-Jul-20 0:43
MemberBryanFazekas7-Jul-20 0:43 
GeneralRe: re-do the survey ... Pin
Johnny J.8-Jul-20 0:21
professionalJohnny J.8-Jul-20 0:21 
GeneralRe: re-do the survey ... Pin
wmjordan8-Jul-20 14:50
professionalwmjordan8-Jul-20 14:50 
GeneralRe: re-do the survey ... Pin
Matt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:07
professionalMatt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:07 
GeneralI thought they doing half of this already? Pin
maze36-Jul-20 22:38
professionalmaze36-Jul-20 22:38 
GeneralIt's not the first time Pin
Member 112647066-Jul-20 20:21
MemberMember 112647066-Jul-20 20:21 
GeneralRe: It's not the first time Pin
KarstenK7-Jul-20 7:12
mveKarstenK7-Jul-20 7:12 
GeneralRe: It's not the first time Pin
Matt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:11
professionalMatt McGuire9-Jul-20 5:11 
GeneralPorting tool? We don't need no steenking porting tool! Pin
Daniel Pfeffer6-Jul-20 17:21
professionalDaniel Pfeffer6-Jul-20 17:21 
GeneralEither way, this will be fun to watch. Pin
Ron Anders6-Jul-20 7:42
MemberRon Anders6-Jul-20 7:42 
GeneralMissing Choice Pin
Member 86669176-Jul-20 5:38
professionalMember 86669176-Jul-20 5:38 
GeneralWho cares? Pin
den2k886-Jul-20 5:12
professionalden2k886-Jul-20 5:12 
GeneralHelp companies figure out a solution to no longer having a universal laptop solution Pin
Dan Neely6-Jul-20 2:34
MemberDan Neely6-Jul-20 2:34 
GeneralRe: Help companies figure out a solution to no longer having a universal laptop solution Pin
obermd6-Jul-20 3:21
Memberobermd6-Jul-20 3:21 
GeneralRe: Help companies figure out a solution to no longer having a universal laptop solution Pin
Dan Neely6-Jul-20 3:33
MemberDan Neely6-Jul-20 3:33 
GeneralUsually Pin
CPallini6-Jul-20 2:13
mveCPallini6-Jul-20 2:13 

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