49th #ebaytechtalk: Soothing the Pain when handling Table Views on iOS
When Steve Jobs was fired from Apple in the Eighties he went on to found NeXT and build a new Operating System from the ground up. So in the early Nineties NeXT laid the foundations of what would later become OS X / macOS and subsequently iOS. Along for the ride came a data source driven table view that on the one hand has some very cool properties but on the other hand haunts the developer ever since when handled without care. In this talk I will analyze the root cause of these problems and I will present some strategies of dealing with them in a robust way. I will even give you a turn-key solution suited for a more challenging subset of uses. The topics discussed will also apply to collection views.
Roddi Deecke is the Engineering Leader to the Android and iOS team of mobile.de. After spending the last 20 years writing client side software on Windows, macOS and iOS he is heavily invested in software that runs on the user’s bare metal while interfacing with him as smoothly as possible.