MonoTouch vs Objective-C for iPhone/iPod/iPad development [closed] RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • For someone with .Net experience and wanting to develop for iPhone/iPod/iPad, is it worth learning Objective-C? Is MonoTouch a good alternative? What are some of the trade-offs when using MonoTouch vs coding in Objective-C?
    • Moved by Caillen Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:03 AM
    • Changed type Dave PatrickMVP Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:24 AM
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:33 AM

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  • Most of the information you've suggested there would be found in the source repository.

    The only thing you really need is the purpose section, which says what the class is there for.

    Would it be tedious to look in repository every time you want to know the other information? I'd say no. How often do you care who the original author was? Or when the file was first created? Plugins (such as Ankh SVN for Visual Studio) often allow you to right click within your current file and view the repoistory log for the file, so it's not that much of a hassle to actually see this information.

    Additionally, if you store the version history in a comment, this comment needs to be maintained. So over time there's a chance it could be lying to you. The source code repository automatically keeps this historical data, so doesn't need that maintenance, and will be accurate.

    Sunday, April 5, 2015 2:37 AM