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September 26, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Another good quote- this time from the cocoa-dev mailing list:


I have never programmed anything on windows before, so I don't know what the APIs are like. Now that I have found a real-life developer switcher, I want to know your view: Is Cocoa really better, or is that
just misguided patriotism for our platform?

I've programmed for Win16 and Win32 with MFC, with VB, and with Borland's OWL frameworks, for Linux with GTK, for Java with both AWT and Swing, and for a variety of other systems, both graphical and otherwise. Trust me - your enthusiasm for Cocoa is not misguided. Cocoa is by far the most elegant, productive, well-designed framework I've ever used, bar none.

Simply put, I didn't switch to Cocoa because of Apple - I switched to Apple because of Cocoa.