Permission Denied on Coding Headstarts

Bugs and screw-ups are unfortunately not limited to just Leopard. It seems Apple’s developer web site team is competing with the OS team.

Here’s why.

On the developer site there are a bunch of Coding Headstarts available. These are short tutorials for some new API functionality available in Leopard. They come with a completely useless video and a more useful written tutorial and sample code.

Yesterday Apple send out an email to announce a bunch of new Coding Headstarts. These can all be found on the before-mentioned web page. Unfortunately all the download links for the Headstart archive (with the sample code and tutorial) result in a big fat Permission Denied error.

It seems that the complete lack of testing is not limited to just Leopard. They just announced broken links to tens of thousands developers through that email. I just don’t understand this. Why does nobody take two minutes to actually test this?

Quality goes down in all departments. It’s beyond lame.

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4 comments so far

  1. artMonster on

    I didn’t have any problems with the download links.

  2. thelameleopard on

    For me too!!! Amazing!!! They fixed the download links!

  3. mike on

    I think you drank too much egg nog chump.

  4. chris on

    I found this to be true on 12/21, but when I went back on 12/22 and today, the coding headstarts links worked fine. Furthermore, it was only the new coding headstart links which were broken, the previous coding headstart links worked fine. I reported the bug to ADC and received a response within 24 hours. I would say some intern didn’t do his homework on access permission, but apple responded promptly as they should.


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