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New Apple Developer Forum

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Apple (also: MacRumors):

The Apple Developer Forums have been completely redesigned, so they’re more engaging to use, automatically surface the most relevant content, offer simpler navigation, and make it easier to categorize and search for content. Connect with fellow developers and Apple engineers as you give and receive help on a wide variety of development topics, from implementing new technologies to established best practices.

I don’t understand why this forum exists. Every incarnation has been slow and far less pleasant and useful than Stack Overflow, both because the site doesn’t work very well and because most questions remain unresolved. This new version is even less information dense than before and drops support for e-mail and RSS.

Why fragment the community instead of embracing Stack Overflow like other companies have? Why not license Stack Exchange or Discourse or some other top-quality engine—or even use a mailing list?

People expect that the value add for Apple’s forum is that it will be the place where these conversions happen (it wasn’t, and this won’t change that) or that they’ll get official answers from Apple engineers (that hasn’t been the case, either, except for a very few saints who sometimes post).

Craig Hockenberry:

Was there ever any doubt that Apple would screw up links to referenced material in a forum redesign?

One of the reasons that developers prefer Stack Overflow is because permalinks never change and can be used in comments.

BJ Homer:

If you’re wondering how to browse the new Apple Developer Forums without just having to search random keywords, here’s the full list of tags, which serve as the organizational structure of the forums[…]

I wish that were linked from the home page.

See also: Meet the new Apple Developer forums.

Previously:

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sirshannon
15 days ago
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New forums! Finally!
[takes a look around]
Yeah, this is even worse than before.
tingham
13 days ago
I honestly forgot they even existed.

one-time-i-dreamt:Donate

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one-time-i-dreamt:

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sirshannon
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Fuck the police.

MeFi: Direct Links to Movies Below the Fold

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"We are using our streaming platform, the Criterion Channel, to highlight films that focus on Black Lives [and] we've taken down the paywall on as many of these titles as we can, so even if you aren't a subscriber you can watch them for free."

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
Down in the Delta (Maya Angelou)
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One (William Greaves)
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins)
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye)
My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett)
Shakedown (Leilah Weinraub)
Black Mother (Khalik Allah)

And two documentaries by whites which focus on the Black experience:

Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke)
A Well Spent Life (Les Blank)

In an email to subscribers, the company also says, "We are also committed to examining the role we play in the idea of canon formation, whose voices get elevated, and who gets to decide what stories get told" and have committed to a fund which will make donations to organizations which fight racism in America.
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After the last couple months, America is forced to confront the hard question: ...

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After the last couple months, America is forced to confront the hard question:

Which is more worthless, offices or officers?

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digdoug
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Louisville, KY
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MotherHydra
27 days ago
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tough one. Why not both?!
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Tim Cook: 'Speaking up on racism' ↦

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, posted at the top of Apple’s homepage:

But we must do more. We commit to continuing our work to bring critical resources and technology to underserved school systems. We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice — like climate change — which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of color. We commit to looking inward and pushing progress forward on inclusion and diversity, so that every great idea can be heard. And we’re donating to organizations including the Equal Justice Initiative, which challenge racial injustice and mass incarceration.

To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored. Issues of human dignity will not abide standing on the sidelines. To the Black community — we see you. You matter and your lives matter.

I believe that Tim Cook truly cares about diversity. He’s also right that Apple (like so many of us, individually and as companies and organizations and industries) must do more.

[Read on Six Colors.]

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sirshannon
29 days ago
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Sounds great. Just don’t check Apple’s leadership team photos for evidence.
digdoug
27 days ago
The back channel at my company's most recent town hall had a lot of pics of executive leadership teams and their direct reports flying back and forth
MotherHydra
27 days ago
Great point, the whitewash and concern trolling continues.

Greg Doucette’s mega-thread of police violence videos from recent protests

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over 300 recent examples of conflict escalation and unchecked brutality
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pfctdayelise
27 days ago
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Now over 400
Melbourne, Australia
sirshannon
29 days ago
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"The Good Guys"
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