Episode 515: In The Actor’s Studio

Daniel talks to Manton about his experience debugging an AppKit issue in Micro.blog, and his satisfaction with AppKit’s debugging ease. They compare the relative debuggability of SwiftUI, AppKit and JavaScript web frameworks. Daniel talks about diving into a long-postponed effort to migrate away from legacy WebView framework to the newer WKWebView design.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • AppKit – Apple’s preeminent Mac development framework.
  • menuForEvent: – The standard Cocoa method that supports contextual menu presentation.
  • Cocoa Bindings – Apple’s much beloved and much hated framework for AppKit UI/model synchronization.
  • WebKit – The open source project for the web engine that powers Safari.
  • SwiftUI – Apple’s Swift-based framework for UI develeopment.
  • Micro.blog for Mac – The native Mac app for Manton’s microblogging service.

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May 29, 2022 at 1:49 pm.