SwiftUI comes with a whole range of advanced effects we can use to customize the way our content is drawn, and from iOS 16 onwards we gain another important option: the ability to create inner shadows. Inner shadows create the illusion that some shape or text is cut out, placing the shadows on the area inside the shape as if an overhead light source were in place.
I've been programming for over 25 years now, and today I love it just as much if not more than when I started. But looking back on me as a kid just starting out, I really had no idea what I was doing, so if I were able to build a time machine today there are eight things I would tell a younger version of myself.
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