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The articles produced for Hacking with Swift+ are all new and exclusive to subscribers, but after subscribing for 18 months you'll also gain free online access to over a dozen of my books. This means your subscription grows as you do, making Hacking with Swift+ the largest and most comprehensive subscription around.

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Here's a sample of what's waiting for you…


Rendering a pie chart

25:37

RENDERING CHARTS IN SWIFTUI

Rendering a pie chart

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.

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…

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.

Cupcake Corner

13:00

SOLUTIONS

Cupcake Corner

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…

What features of recent iOS versions were you most excited to try?

2:03

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

What features of recent iOS versions were you most excited to try?

To get right to the point, if none of SwiftUI, Swift Charts, widgets, or SF Symbols interest you, you might be in the wrong career.

Cleaning up Core Data

22:30

ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO APP

Cleaning up Core Data

UPDATED: Core Data’s optionals are quite different from Swift’s optionals, which makes them a little uncomfortable to work with. In this article I’m going to show you two ways of fixing this, which will help clear up our code nicely.

Introduction to App Clips

1:20:32

EVENTS

Introduction to App Clips

App Clips let us ship tiny slices of our app to do exactly one thing, and in this part we’ll explore how to build them in a test environment.

Getting started with SwiftData

41:34

EVENTS

Getting started with SwiftData

To demonstrate the core features of SwiftData in a practical way, we're going to build an app called Gusto, which tracks restaurants you’ve visited and what you thought thought of them. This gives us plenty of room to explore designing data models, handling data migrations, and more.

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.

What’s new in Swift 5.3?

1:12:42

EVENTS

What’s new in Swift 5.3?

In this introduction we go through the core language improvements in Swift 5.3, including multiple trailing closures, type-based program entry points, and more, before moving on to the first new SwiftUI feature: lazy stacks.

High Rollers

36:20

SOLUTIONS

High Rollers

This challenge asks you build an app that simulates random dice rolls on behalf the user, adding haptic feedback to bring it to life, and permanent storage for later reference. Let’s tackle it now…

From labels to matching animations

1:31:57

EVENTS

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.

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.

Quick Spell

1:07:49

LIVE STREAMS

Quick Spell

SwiftUI is a really great framework to make simple games with, and to demonstrate that we’re going to build a word game in hardly any code, then add some more advanced features to make it slicker.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

16:57

SOLUTIONS

Rock, Paper, Scissors

This challenge asks you to build a fun brain game using all the SwiftUI skills you’ve learned so far. Let’s tackle it now…

Simple SwiftUI, part 1: SimpleToDo and SimpleScores

1:45:22

LIVE STREAMS

Simple SwiftUI, part 1: SimpleToDo and SimpleScores

In this article we’re going to build two simple SwiftUI projects back to back, as part of a new initiative to create easily accessible sample projects for learners.

Bookworm

6:07

SOLUTIONS

Bookworm

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…

How can an observable object announce changes to SwiftUI?

2:54

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

How can an observable object announce changes to SwiftUI?

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.

Understanding generics – part 2

30:48

INTERMEDIATE SWIFT

Understanding generics – part 2

In this second tutorial on generics, we’re going to explore creating several different generic types, look at extending generics, and look at how we can apply our generics knowledge to create property wrappers.

What are generics and why are they useful?

2:22

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

What are generics and why are they useful?

This is the kind of question that helps distinguish between junior developers and intermediate developers, so take your time to answer it and if possible leverage your full range of knowledge to explain any extra details.

 
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