Just to quickly show an example for my previous post about outdated Apple Documentation, take this sentence from the “Core Data Tutorial for iOS“.
In Xcode, create a new project using the Window-Based Application template in the iOS section.
That’s from the Starting Out section in the very first part of the tutorial.
Notice anything wrong? If you said “the Window-Based Application template doesn’t exist anymore” you’re correct. Confused about this I looked at the revision history for the tutorial and discovered the problem. It was last updated two years ago on November 15th, 2010. The revision note reads “Updated for iOS 4.0 and later.” The assumption being that nothing changed in iOS 5 and 6 and nothing changed in XCode.
I’m smart, I’m figuring out XCode just fine, but I honestly am a bit surprised given that I paid $99 to be an Apple Developer. Or perhaps I’m just spoiled with the level of documentation I’ve grown used to with Microsoft SQL Server and .Net Documentation. Go figure that…