Oh, Cocoa: Why I love my job

XCode as a beatnik (You heard me) There are some with a passion for paint and canvas; others, for playing musical instruments, or writing stories. For me, as I’ve discovered, it’s striving to create beautiful and functional user interfaces, or constructing in code the perfect representation of a workflow. It’s creating a piece of software that works like an extension of yourself, with the charm and elegance that makes you want to pick it up, and not put it down again.

Developing software for me is an expression of my creativity, and an outlet for my compulsion to find order in the world — not to put things in boxes, but to shape the boxes around the things.

And if ever there’s an apt medium: If French is the language of love, Cocoa is the software development environment of it, too.

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