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DAY 39

Project 8, part 1


As I write these words, today is the day Apple TV+ launches – a new subscription service that promises high-quality streaming television with a whole raft of original content.

In my filter bubble, the show everyone is talking about is “For All Mankind” that dramatizes an alternative history of the 1969 moon landing. So, I figured today would be a good day to start a SwiftUI project called Moonshot, detailing some of the history behind NASA’s Apollo space program.

I also think it would be fitting if today’s quote came from Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon. Back in 2000 he said, “science is about what is; engineering is about what can be.” I don’t know about you, but I find that hugely inspiring: every time we create a new Xcode project we have a blank slate to work with, and that can be whatever we want.

Today we’re learning about the techniques to build Moonshot, but as with all the techniques we’re learning they form part of your larger knowledge for you to mix and remix as you please for years to come.

Today you have five topics to work through, in which you’ll learn about GeometryReader, ScrollView, NavigationLink, and more.

Don’t forget to post your progress somewhere – stay accountable! (And when you’re done, sit down and watch some For All Mankind.)

Need help? Tweet me @twostraws!

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