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Even more courses are on the way: debugging, testing, and of course lots more SwiftUI – I have an epic collection of tutorials coming, and I can’t wait to share them all with you.
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In this stream we're going to build an app that visualizes sorting algorithms, to help learners understand how they work. This requires some algorithm coding wrapped up in a surprisingly small amount of SwiftUI, so let's get to it!
This challenge asks you make views fade out, scale down, and change their color, all synchronized with the movement in our
ScrollView. Let’s tackle it now…
Anyone with even a modicum of SwiftUI experience can name things like
@ObservedObject, but this question specifically asks you not to mention the built-in ones so this is more about thinking what property wrappers actually add to our projects.
Bezier paths let us draw all sorts of shapes efficiently and smoothly, and with a little work we can bring them into SwiftUI then animate them smooth, and in this article I’m going to walk you through making a very simple
ShapeView struct to do just that.
Runtime reflection allows us to query objects as our code runs, meaning that we can read data without knowing ahead of time what’s there. In this tutorial we’ll look at potential uses for this approach, including how it’s used by Swift itself.
In this stream we’re going to build an app to help visualize animation curves. That means combining SwiftUI and Swift Charts to create something simple but beautiful – this leverages a real range of techniques at once!
Now that we have a working day/night cycle, we’re going to follow that up with a subtle but beautiful effect: we’ll dynamically tint our clouds so they glow with sunrise and sunset, and look darker at night time.
UPDATED: Our project has various extensions that help make the rest of our code easier, and we need to treat these carefully – small changes to these can have huge effects across the rest of our project. So, in this article we’re going to write tests for the extensions we created, making sure they work correctly every time.
In this article we’re going to build a tool aids in the decryption of popular ciphers, including Caesar shift, columnar transposition, and Vigenère – all while leaning heavily on Apple’s Swift Algorithms package.
We're going to look at one last useful SwiftUI feature called ornaments, which help us create toolbars and other views beyond our main content. After that, it's time to into the third dimension…
This challenge asks you to make sure all book data is provided, to highlight bad books somehow, and to show a date for when each book was read. Let’s tackle it now…
Try to resist the temptation to get sucked into hype when answering this question: focus on the facts, compare POP with OOP as clearly as you can, then try to bring in some relevant real-world experiences that you have.
This is particularly important in the world of Apple development because all their major operating systems change every year, Swift sees significant changes two or three times a year, and new devices are shipping regularly.
In this stream we’re going to build an app I wrote for the very first version of Hacking with Swift, back in 2014. Obviously we’re bringing it way up to date with Swift and SwiftUI, but you’ll also get some great, reusable assets you can use in other word games.
UPDATED: We have one last easy task before we look at something trickier, which is to organize the Xcode project itself. Here I’m going to show you two different approaches so you can contrast them yourself, then explain which I prefer and why.
In this part we’ll be exploring three important additions to SwiftUI from WWDC20, then starting to integrate them into our app.
In this final section we start by solving the problem from the previous section, but then cover keyboard input accessories and visual effect blurs, then finish up by looking at
formatted() from Foundation.
Although Apple has done a great deal of work to bring these two powerhouse frameworks closer together, they still fundamentally work in entirely different ways, and providing a good comparison might take more thought than you expect.
This challenge asks you to upgrade the form validation, add a user-facing error, then make the app remember the user's delivery details using
UserDefaults. Let’s tackle it now…
This challenge asks you to add three different animations to the Guess the Flag game from project 2: spinning, fading, and one of your choosing. Let’s tackle it now…
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