SF Symbols provide an elegant approach to using standard icons/glyphs in an app. In this fourth post of a new series of Swift code topics, the steps to create a custom symbol for import into Xcode are covered.
As a person masters a craft, their toolbox evolves becoming highly suitable and functionally precise with fine quality. Artistic masterpieces in their own right that enrich their master's creativity and purposefulness.
Coding for real-world apps is a humbling experience. In this third post of a new series of Swift code topics, the insanely complex rabbit hole known as date and time is explored using several Xcode playground examples.
It only makes sense to develop apps that operate natively in the world's languages and their diverse cultures. In this second post of a new series of Swift code topics, we look at some of the complexity of implementing localization.
In this first post of a new series of Swift code topics, methods map, flatMap, compactMap and filter are described using several Xcode playground examples.
Creating example apps is still a good way to learn Swift and Xcode. I have included the steps to create a code-only initial iOS 13 project using Swift 5 within Xcode 11. With Xcode 11 and iOS 13, the process is slightly different.
There are numerous Xcode tips and short-cuts that one learns during their journey along the app development path. Here is my growing list.
Using CocoaPods integrates third-party software libraries into my app's Xcode project cleanly. Pods have several benefits including professionally developed tested code, great usage documentation, and version management independent from my project code.
Having worked on some complicated systems with embedded software, I appreciate the list from this amazingly well-written paper on best practices in software development independent of software language.
The story of four app developers are showcased during the WWDC 2009 keynote. It is this video that inspired me to start the journey to be an iOS app developer. I must have watched this video a hundred times.