I spent an afternoon with Xcode today. For most of the afternoon I didn’t like it at all, but then I discovered a trick or two to make it work like Apple’s old development enviroment, Project Builder (or, for that matter, CodeWarrior) ProjectBuilder used to have a preference item that controlled how you worked with windows in XCode. You could use a style very similar to Visual C (and most MS Windows applications, for that matter), where everything happens in one window. There were other window styles as well.
I preferred the total opposite of that approach - I wanted everything to have a separate window, where that window opened when I double-clicked a file.
Given this work style, I was very very dismayed when I fired up Xcode and got the window pictured below.
That is sooo not how I want to work. However, the preference settings that allowed you to change how Xcode dealt with windows are gone - totally removed from the preference dialog. I was preparing for major frustration and lack of productivity getting used to this.
Quite by accident, I found the “Hide Editor” button:
With the editor hidden, I get the view shown below:
I couldn’t figure out why you would want this view, so I ignored it. That is, until I saw the little resize widget on the side of the window
Using this widget, and the Mac OS grow “button” underneath the scroll bars, I was able to make my Xcode window look almost exactly like it looked under ProjectBuilder.
Having discovered this, I can work happily - and probably with a little bit more freedom then ProjectBuilder (with its Specify-How-You-Want-To-Work-In-The-Preferences-And-Fiddle-In-There-When-You-Want-To-Change-It approach to it all).
PS 2: With Radio you put them images you want to upload into a (specific, but user defined) folder on your hard drive, and they get uploaded. With MovableType you use a web upload form to get your files up to the server.