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Before you dive in to the first article in this course, I want to give you a brief overview of our goals, how the content is structured, as well as a rough idea of what you can expect to find.
While I’m sure you’re keen to get started programming immediately, please give me a few minutes to outline the goals of this course and explain why it’s different from other courses I’ve written.
Generics are one of the most powerful features of Swift, allowing us to write code once and reuse it in many ways. In this article we’ll explore how they work, why adding constraints actually helps us write more code, and how generics help solve one of the biggest problems in Swift.
Swift’s optionals are implemented as simple enums, with just a little compiler magic sprinkled around as syntactic sugar. However, they do much more than people realize, and in this article I’m going to demonstrate some of their power features that can really help you write better code – and blow your mind along the way.
In this article you’ll learn how memoization can dramatically boost the performance of slow functions, and how easy Swift makes it thanks to its generics and closures.
Trees are an extraordinarily simple, extraordinarily useful data type, and in this article we’ll make a complete tree data type using Swift in just a few minutes. But rather than just stop there, we’re going to do something quite beautiful that I hope will blow your mind while teaching you something useful.
In this article I’m going to walk you through building a
WaveView with SwiftUI, allowing us to create beautiful waveform-like effects to bring your user interface to life.
Phantom types are a powerful way to give the Swift compiler extra information about our code so that it can stop us from making mistakes. In this article I’m going to explain how they work and why you’d want them, as well as providing lots of hands-on examples you can try.
SwiftUI gives us a modifier to make simple shadows, but if you want something more advanced such as inner shadows or glows, you need to do extra work. In this article I’ll show you how to get both those effects and more in a customizable, flexible way.
Anyone can write Swift code to fetch network data, but much harder is knowing how to write code to do it respectfully. In this article we’ll look at building a considerate network stack, taking into account the user’s connection, preferences, and more.
It’s not hard to make a basic property wrapper, but if you want one that automatically updates the
body property like
@State you need to do some extra work. In this article I’ll show you exactly how it’s done, as we build a property wrapper capable of reading and writing documents from our app’s container.
It is my firm belief that every iOS app should be usable to everyone, and putting in the work to make your app function well no matter who is using it says a lot about the kind of developer you are.
Instruments gives us a range of tools for finding performance problems, and in this article we’ll be looking at how the Time Profiler instrument can point out problems in seconds.
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.
Sometimes pressing a button needs to present more buttons, and although you can use an action sheet for this it’s not ideal because it appears in a different location. In this article I’ll show you how to build a radial menu, which solves the problem by presenting a ring of buttons close to the user’s touch.
In this part we’re going to start by looking at storing app information in
UserDefaults, then move on to showing progress with
ProgressView, and finally loading and saving documents.
There are lots of UI mistakes we can make in programming, but unless our bugs actually get in the way of functionality most users don’t care that much. But there is one exception, and we’re going to look at it here: in this article I’ll show you how to handle names correctly – the most personal data of all.
Few things in SwiftUI are quite so easy and yet quite so rewarding as rebuilding Apple’s welcome screens. In this article we’ll do just that, making it flexible enough to adapt easily for your own apps.
At this point our main list view is almost done, but before we’re finished we’re going to add some icons, make landscape mode work better, and even fix a rather nasty deletion bug.
The last major piece of CloudKit work we’re going to add will let users post comments on shared projects – hopefully encouraging ones! This will combine querying and writing CloudKit data in a single part of our app, and also demonstrate how to write single records rather than several at once.
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