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12bitfloat6305218dI thought their old glorified Eclipse IDE was bad, turns out Google can even fuck up IntelliJ
Maer1452218dThe IDE is fine.
It's the setup process that is just absurdly insane. Just whack.
Just check SO, it's laughable how many things get broken trying to set it up and how many people encounter those things.
On top of this, don't even get the idea trying to set it up after having removed it before. There are horrendous configuration files floating around AppData and user directory, causing all manners of annoying nonsense.
Maer1452218d@yowhatthefuck It is, if everything works the way it should, which it never does.
Xamarin, which includes Android SDK setup and connection to VS advertises the setup as "10 minutes plus download time". Yeah, that may be true, IF all is loaded and all is not corrupted and all is found.
But if not, you end up fixing shit half a day.
devjesus2153218dGood luck fiddling around. By the way, what is the state of xamarin app dev in 2020? I do native android dev, so am very less aware about the cross platform solutions. Last time i checked , flutter was the hype, react native was the headache for everyone using that and xamarin was unable to keep up with latest Android versions
Lensflare2533174d@yowhatthefuck I have been working with Xamarin Forms until September.
I don't miss this shit not a single second.
You cant implement a single Page without encountering some roadblock which drives you insane after googling and finding out that the problem is known to MS for about 5 years and they simply don't give a shit.
Instead they are announcing new shit like hot reload which of course doesnt work because the old shit never worked properly in the first place. The UI preview is crashing randomly and there is no clue given to you why.
All in all, a horrible dev experience and sink of time and sanity.
Pogromist256558dI hate how software does stuff like a human being, I can't find this i can't find that, you garbage piece of code
you literally are a sequence of commands that needs to be executed flawlessly
How the fuck you don't do exactly that