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You can understand how SwiftUI works, but still be drawing a blank about what it takes to make something happen. This is a particular problem for folks who have prior programming experience, because they are used to the other way of thinking...

I just started Day 35 of the #100DaysOfSwiftUI at https://www.hackingwithswift.com/100/swiftui/35 and I seem to be having the problem he mentions, perhaps from years of web dev problem solving.

Anyone know of any kind of resource for people making this leap to SwiftUI thinking?

It seems like some kind of flowchart with both ways displayed side by side would do the trick.

   

@mark_-r - you raise a good point ,

as many of us are not in a university environment , i find sharing our thoughts on forum is a good way of peer learning

now swiftui is different because it takes functional programming, the concept of pure functions etc, to a new level, it is very hard for many including myself to think that they can just "ask" some thing to be done and it will be done , unlike the earlier languages where we need to declare every thing stepwise

i remember writing code in java to create a button on canvas, it was so long , create a button, define size, define position, add to canvas , add funtionality, it was long

now swiftui is almost magical, so now you have to tell your mind to not worry about how it wil be done, just look for API and functions , pass the proper Type of parameter and it will be done ...

we are all learning so it will be nice to share our successful strategies to understand topics here,

good luck

   

@mark is looking for assistance

Anyone know of any kind of resource for people making this leap to SwiftUI thinking?
It seems like some kind of flowchart with both ways displayed side by side would do the trick.

Karin Prater, a PhD physicist, has many videos where she patiently explains her transition to Swift-ful thinking. Bonus: She has a unique way to document her thought process and freely shares some decent flow charts.

Perhaps you'll expand on her intellectual capital and add your own? It would be great to see you add the "non-SwiftUI" flows to contrast Karin's Swifty flows.

See -> Karin's Excellent Notes

   

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