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Checkpoint 9

6:31

SOLUTIONS

Checkpoint 9

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…

The ultimate Box type

13:45

INTERMEDIATE SWIFT

The ultimate Box type

Boxing allows us to wrap up a struct in a class, to make it easy to share in several places. I’ve touched on boxing briefly previously, but here I want to take the concept much further to add useful protocol conformances that really powerful up its usefulness.

Customizing ProgressView using ProgressViewStyle

15:06

INTERMEDIATE SWIFTUI

Customizing ProgressView using ProgressViewStyle

SwiftUI’s ProgressView gives us control over showing determinate or indeterminate progress, but it’s a bit dull – just a thin line and an activity spinner. Fortunately, we also get the ProgressViewStyle protocol so we can build entirely custom progress views, and in this article I’ll show you how it’s done.

From grids to map annotations

1:04:20

HACKING WITH SWIFT LIVE 2020

From grids to map annotations

We’re going to upgrade our map with annotations, but first I want to give you the chance to implement grids in our Journeys app so you can see them in action with your own code.

Adding matched geometry effects to Journeys

56:38

HACKING WITH SWIFT LIVE 2020

Adding matched geometry effects to Journeys

In this part we’re going to look at an example solution to implement matched geometry animations in our Journeys app.

From labels to matching animations

1:31:57

HACKING WITH SWIFT LIVE 2020

From labels to matching animations

In this part we’ll work through another task to help you try out labels in Journeys, then move on to explore scaled metrics and the beginnings of matched geometry effects.

Wrap up, part one

11:48

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Wrap up, part one

We’ve just put in place the last major code to complete part one of this app. Let’s clean up just a tiny bit, then look over what we’ve made so far.

Rendering a bar chart

24:57

RENDERING CHARTS IN SWIFTUI

Rendering a bar chart

Bar charts are one of the simplest and most common ways of representing data visually, and are often taught to kids at a young age. In this article I’ll show you how easy it is to render bar charts in SwiftUI, and show you various customization options to bring those charts to life.

TinyDraw

1:23:29

LIVE STREAMS

TinyDraw

In this article we’re going to build a small drawing app for iPad, but along the way you’ll see how to load and save documents into iCloud, add support for undo, and more.

Guess the Flag

16:29

SOLUTIONS

Guess the Flag

This challenge asks you to add some important features to Guess the Flag, including a score tracker and a limited number of questions. Let’s solve those now, and tackle a bonus problem at the end just for fun…

Measuring performance

17:57

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Measuring performance

Although our project doesn’t do anything particularly performance intensive, having a great portfolio app means you should at least attempt to demonstrate you understand how performance tests work. In this chapter we’ll add just such a test to our project, to make sure our award counting work is fast.

On to actors

1:33:53

HACKING WITH SWIFT LIVE 2021

On to actors

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.

Cleaning up CloudKit, part 1

26:33

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Cleaning up CloudKit, part 1

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.

Storing your code somewhere safe

21:32

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Storing your code somewhere safe

At this point we have something very simple working, so now is a great time to stash your code away somewhere safe using source control. If you already know how to use Git then you’re welcome to skip this part.

Accessibility

11:58

SOLUTIONS

Accessibility

This challenge asks you to make decorative decorations, make the rows in iExpense read more smoothly with VoiceOver, then conduct your own review of Moonshot and fix it up. Let’s tackle it now…

Moving over to macOS

30:37

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Moving over to macOS

Here’s where things start to get really interesting: taking the code we wrote and making it cross-platform. We’ll ultimately be porting to macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, but no matter which platform you want to build for you’ll need to follow this part as we do a bunch of important set up work.

Testing Core Data

26:18

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Testing Core Data

Our app relies extensively on user data, so if there’s one part of it that absolutely must be bullet proof it’s our Core Data stack. In this article we’ll explore writing tests for our data, including projects, items, and awards.

Using maps in SwiftUI

1:06:58

HACKING WITH SWIFT LIVE 2020

Using maps in SwiftUI

We’re going to look at integrating MapKit into SwiftUI, but first I want you to try integrating your new knowledge of lazy stacks into a real iOS app.

Functions as first-class types

29:22

FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

Functions as first-class types

If I were to boil functional programming down to just two rules, the second rule would be this: functions are first-class types, and should be passed around like any other kind of data. In this article we’re going to explore what that means, and what power it unleashes…

Storing data in iCloud

31:23

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Storing data in iCloud

Now that our project is all ready for expansion, our first step will be to let users upload projects to iCloud so later on other users can view them and even comment on them. We’ll approach this in a simple way at first, but we’ll come back for improvements later.

 
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