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Autolayout and Complexity

I recently dipped my toes into some autolayout on both iOS and OS X. Short term verdict: powerful, but too complex for daily use. And that's an issue.

Remember the times of handling touches before there were UIGestureRecognizers? That is exactly the state autolayout is in. The underlying technology is great but it is in desperate need of a good abstraction layer on top of it that makes the standard use cases easy and maintainable. I'm looking forward to this year's WWDC to see some of these aspects to be addressed.