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The pitfalls of string bridging

23:09

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

The pitfalls of string bridging

Swift's strings are designed to work flawlessly with languages around the world, but sometimes – just sometimes – you need to be careful using them. Let's explore why…

Optimizing for watchOS

37:09

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Optimizing for watchOS

UPDATED: From Apple's largest screens down to Apple's smallest screens, it's time to make our app work on Apple Watch. This is the hardest port we'll be doing, and we'll need to make some compromises along the way…

Creating a TabbedSidebar that handles both tab view and sidebar

14:39

INTERMEDIATE SWIFTUI

Creating a TabbedSidebar that handles both tab view and sidebar

If you want your app to work well on larger devices, you need to support both a sidebar and a tab bar for your primary navigation. In this video I’ll show you how to build one simple SwiftUI component that transitions between both smoothly.

Views and Modifiers

5:43

SOLUTIONS

Views and Modifiers

This challenge asks you to go back and adjust both project 1 and project 2 based on what you learned, then try your hand at creating a custom view modifier. Let’s tackle it now…

Internationalization and localization

46:47

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Internationalization and localization

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…

Inside Swift hashing

31:41

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Inside Swift hashing

Did you know it's possible for two things to be considered equal even when they aren't the same? Let's look at how hashing works in Swift, how we can tweak it for performance, what problems it can cause, and most importantly how to make sure those problems never strike your code.

Bringing the sun out

21:29

REMAKING APPS

Bringing the sun out

Okay, so the lightning effect took a lot of work, but now we’re on to something much easier: adding some sunshine. This is place ripe for experimentation, but we can get something good with remarkably little work.

Continuing SwiftUI

1:01:31

EVENTS

Continuing SwiftUI

Now that we have covered all the changes in Swift concurrency, we can start to look at the changes in SwiftUI, starting with refreshable() and searchable().

The pros and cons of operator overloading

23:37

ADVANCED SWIFT

The pros and cons of operator overloading

I’ve written about operator overloading previously, not least in my book Pro Swift, but in the article I want to go into more depth on the places where it’s really useful – and the places where it’s not such a good idea.

Animation Explorer

1:25:49

LIVE STREAMS

Animation Explorer

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!

Bringing MVVM into our SwiftUI project, part 1

33:41

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Bringing MVVM into our SwiftUI project, part 1

UPDATED: The final major change we’re going to make to our project is to look at how it fits in with the MVVM design pattern. I left this one to last because it’s quite a jump from our previous work and in many respects SwiftUI even fights against it, but I do think it’s worth exploring so you can be sure your code is sound.

Showing, deleting, and synchronizing issues

25:58

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Showing, deleting, and synchronizing issues

UPDATED: Now that we’ve got a basic draft of our sidebar working, we can proceed to the next level of our user interface: the content view, showing a list of all the issues they selected, then making sure user changes are synchronized across devices.

Habit tracking

25:14

SOLUTIONS

Habit tracking

This challenge asks you to create a habit-tracking app, optionally with Codable support and completion count. Let’s tackle it now…

Checkpoint 7

7:31

SOLUTIONS

Checkpoint 7

Checkpoint 7 of Swift for Complete Beginners asks you to create a class hierarchy to store various types of animals, including properties, methods, and initializers. Let’s solve that now…

UIKit updates: UICollectionView lists

1:26:39

EVENTS

UIKit updates: UICollectionView lists

In this part we’re going to build an app to explore SF Symbols, all built using the massive new updates to UICollectionView that let it act like a table view.

Controlling views using the accelerometer

39:03

SWIFTUI SPECIAL EFFECTS

Controlling views using the accelerometer

Reading device motion and orientation is a fast and slightly magical way to incorporate the real world into your apps, and can do a huge amount to add a little spark of delight to your UI. In this article I’m going to show you how easy it is to control SwiftUI layouts using the accelerometer, and give you a few ideas for special effects.

Advanced string interpolation, part one

24:23

ADVANCED SWIFT

Advanced string interpolation, part one

String interpolation is easy, right? Wrong! String interpolation is actually a huge power feature in Swift, and we have a massive array of functionality on hand to help us customize it. In this article I’ll show you just how much control we have, and how to use that control to make your code easier to read.

Apart from the built-in ones, can you give an example of property wrappers?

2:17

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Apart from the built-in ones, can you give an example of property wrappers?

Anyone with even a modicum of SwiftUI experience can name things like @State and @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.

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…

Printing vs dumping

11:41

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Printing vs dumping

Everyone knows the print() function, not least because it's often our first port of call when debugging. But printing in Swift can be so much more powerful! Let's dig in…

 
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