Apple's Redesigned Developer Forums Launch Ahead of WWDC

As planned, Apple's redesigned and overhauled Developer Forums launched today ahead of WWDC. The new design is cleaner, streamlined, and simpler to use, with top posts, top tags, and more highlighted.

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The Developer Forums allow developers to interact with one another and troubleshoot issues together, but when WWDC kicks off on Monday, developers will also be able to chat with and interact with over 1,000 Apple engineers who will be available on the forums.

With the new forums, anyone can search and view the forum discussions, while Apple Developer Program members can post questions.

Apple announced plans to introduce the revamped Developer Forums when it announced the schedule for its first ever digital WWDC event, which kicks off on Monday, June 22.

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Top Rated Comments

mozumder Avatar
12 months ago
Apple needs to revamp their documentation. Possibly the worst documentation system among big tech, with 20 year old web frameworks, small fonts, expired/stale information, etc. And that's if you're lucky enough to find documentation, because otherwise you're going to have to search through old WWDC videos for basic information. Apple apparently doesn't believe in tutorials in their documentation.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
omenatarhuri Avatar
12 months ago
Always had more success with stackoverflow any way. It's too slow to login to the apple site and less users -> less responses.

But it's good they make an effort! They could make it better for instance by having apple engineers spend some time there.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
12 months ago
Um...is there no way to select categories in the new forums now or am I just blind?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mascots Avatar
12 months ago
Do they still suck? Are 90% of the messages going to go without any sort of response (because it's practically impossible to browse)?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hevaKmaI Avatar
12 months ago
This look terrible. The layout looks completely unfinished and like a mismatch of some enlarged version of what's supposed to be displayed in on iPhone married with the top banner that looks like it's supposed to be displayed on a Mac/PC....and it looks this way on a Mac in Safari. Developers develop on a Mac. Looking at this on the [Apple-blessed] LG ultrafine 5k looks awful.

What are they thinking? I really hope this isn't an indication of where Apple's design aesthetic is headed, especially on the Mac. Yuk.

Also, it doesn't even support dark mode? Is this really meant for developers?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wilhoitm Avatar
12 months ago

I wonder what stack are they using. They used to be on WebObject and Java.
I wonder if a Declarative Swift Web Framework is going to be released at WWDC 2020?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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