[MacRuby-devel] Looking for feedback on a draft blog post: Optimising Table Views With MacRuby

isaac kearse isaackearse at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 00:00:45 PST 2010

Thanks for your help guys, here is the article:



On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM, isaac kearse <isaackearse at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Jordan,
> I wanted to keep this post fairly short and narrow just for my own sanity.
>  But maybe I'll do some more articles on the async theme and collect them
> together for a tutorial/documentation later.  What if the next one solved
> this same issue but with GCD instead of an async NSURLConnection?
> Cheers,
> Isaac
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Jordan K. Hubbard <jkh at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 10, 2010, at 2:53 PM, Chuck Remes wrote:
>> > I don't think I would title the post as you have. You are optimizing a
>> little bit by moving to an asynchronous picture load, but that isn't
>> necessarily a common event for table views. Maybe call it "Asynchronous
>> Table View Loading With MacRuby." That pretty much gets to the heart of it.
>> Well, I liked the write-up but found it a little on the short side (though
>> maybe that's expected due to it not being finished yet).  I think a broader
>> topic, and one which the current content represents an excellent example of,
>> might be "Async programming in MacRuby".  With that as one's topic, a fair
>> more interesting arc is suggested where, say, one or two really simply
>> examples are first given, just to get the reader's head pointed in the right
>> direction for async programming, then a more complex example (say, loading a
>> Table View!), then even more complex examples using GCD to schedule some
>> truly arbitrary amount of work, complete with async completion block(s).
>>  Now the article isn't "just about how to populate a table", it's more of an
>> intro to async programming on MacRuby, for which there is also currently a
>> serious dearth of tutorial/expository documentation!  (*wink*).
>> - Jordan
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