> He does the things he rants against. Use web apps when the web is good enough for you, don't use web apps when it isn't.
People appear to believe that the Web and mobile apps will replace the desktop. Or at least be competitive with it.
The article makes it seem obvious that this is not the case.
> - confuses/misrepresents fundamental concepts to make his point. As Miguel de Icaza and others pointed out, ARC is GC.
He addressed this several times by pointing out very specifically, using references, that ARC is NOT GC. And that ARC being GC is just a huge misrepresentation of what ARC is.
> And, yes, my experience has been that web apps will trail native apps, but for more mundane reasons. Native development environments will always evolve faster because they don't have to standardize across multiple environments. So you'll always end up with the "I just couldn't do X as easily in JS".
It seems that JS extremely sub-optimal for many tasks.