Coming from a Ruby background, Xcode – and IDEs in general – never really feels like home to me. I often miss Vim and hope to get as much done in the terminal as possible.

Working in the IDE, I often feel there’s a lot hidden out of sight. Hidden behind config files, property lists, some unknown IDE defaults. A lot I don’t know and a lot that gets done for me rather than by me. Surely there’s some benefit to that. But the downside is that the inner workings of an application can be poorly understood.

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