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Shortcuts let users access quick commands from our app elsewhere in the system, as well as chaining them to build complex commands, or even asking Siri to trigger one directly. In this article we’re going to add one to our app, and I think you’ll be amazed how little work it takes!
This challenge asks you to figure out a modifier conundrum, show alerts for authentication errors, and create a view model for
EditView. Let’s tackle it now…
Codable is the fastest and easiest way to store Swift objects, but what happens when your data types need to evolve to add extra information? In this tutorial I’ll show you the traditional way this is solved, and also a different version that I find significantly easier to use.
UPDATED: Our app was designed to work in English, and although you might not want to change that your should at least be able to change. Let’s fix that now…
Getting observable objects right is one of the keys to having a smooth experience with SwiftUI, but getting them wrong is a sure-fire recipe for massive performance problems no matter what platform you’re writing for.
NotificationCenter class implements the observer pattern from the Gang of Four book on design patterns, allowing any number of objects be notified when a specific event happens. But to answer this question well, you need to go beyond theory and focus on when it’s actually used.
We’ve added quite a bit of iCloud functionality in the last few tutorials, so before we’re done we need to clean up what we have so it’s a solid foundation we can build on. To start with, that means tackling removing data as well as we handling adding data.
This challenge asks you to disallow certain words, let users start a new game whenever they want, and also track player scores. Let’s tackle it now…
In this article we’re going to look at how to rebuild the Tips app using SwiftUI, including how to make scrolling tabs of content, how to get a parallax scrolling effect, and more.
This question comes up a lot, but I’m always wary of it because it places a lot of emphasis on unpaid work out of hours, which particularly affects people who already have extra responsibilities caring for children or elders.
In this part we finish by directly comparing
async let, tasks, and task groups, then move on to the final boss of Swift concurrency: actors.
This is a brilliant question to ask, because it gives the interviewee the scope to pick their own area of expertise and delve into it, and it’s also a brilliant question to answer because you’re in control – you get to direct the conversation!
This challenge asks you add a photo credit to resort images, handle loading and saving of favorite resorts, then add sorting options to the main listing. Let’s tackle it now…
Opaque return types are a powerful feature in Swift, and are also critically important for writing SwiftUI. In this article I’ll be explaining how they work, and why they give us more power than returning a simple protocol.
Pie charts are a classic way of showing divided data visually, and they represent interesting challenges around sizing and angles. In this article we’ll build a complete pie chart view from scratch using SwiftUI, ensuring it works using animation, and also modify it to support donut-style charts too.
From iOS 17 onwards, we can dynamically adjust any SwiftUI views using Metal shaders. I’m going to show you how to do it, but not just how to apply them – I’m going to show you how to write your own shaders using Metal shading language! In this first article I’ll introduce how shaders work, along with some fundamental data types and a handful of Metal functions.
Checkpoint 9 of Swift for Complete Beginners asks you to write a function to pick a number from an optional array, or return a random number if that’s not possible. Let’s solve that now…
There’s a quote from James Shore that I absolutely love, and I always start with it when introducing this concept to folks: “Dependency injection is a 25-dollar term for a 5-cent concept.”
In this stream we’re going to build something unusual, something powerful, and something fun all at once: it’s a development tool that helps you experiment with one of the powerful new iOS 17 APIs.
This early challenge day asks you to build a converter app that’s able to move between any two similar units, such as kilometers and miles. Let’s solve it now, then we’ll take it further, and then we’ll take it even further…
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