Native iOS App Development for Web Developers Explained

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By Aasif | December 28, 2021 5:10 pm  | 4-min read

Want to get from web development into native iOS app development? Here’s what you need to know… The gap between native development and web development is drawing closer. With tools like React Native and Flutter, progressive web apps and full stack Swift development, the web and native apps aren’t so different anymore. Or… are they? In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at the differences and similarities between web development and native iOS app development. Especially wh [...]

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Using CocoaPods With Xcode Playground

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By Aasif | December 28, 2021 4:35 pm  | 4-min read

Creating a playground in Xcode is a great way to practice Swift coding, try out a new Swift feature, or work out an algorithm. And CocoaPods can integrate 3rd-party libraries and frameworks in your code with zero fuss! Problems arise however, when you want to use CocoaPods and a playground together. We’re going to solve that today, in this tutorial. I’ll show you how you can use your favourite libraries with CocoaPods, and try them out in a playground. But… why would you want to do t [...]

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Create UIs with Views and Modifiers in SwiftUI

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By Aasif | December 27, 2021 8:45 pm  | 5-min read

How do you create User Interfaces with SwiftUI? In this tutorial, we’ll dive into the fundamental concepts and approaches that make SwiftUI work. We’ll discuss views and modifiers, and create a card view in the process. Here’s what we’ll get into: How SwiftUI’s syntax and composition works What views and modifiers are, and how they work How to work with VStack, HStack, Text, Spacer and Image views Using modifiers like frame(), font(), padding() and shadow() Tips and tricks to [...]

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Properties in Swift Explained

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By Aasif | December 27, 2021 7:48 pm  | 5-min read

You use properties in Swift to tack some data onto an object, like cookie.flavor = "Chocolate Chip". Properties in Swift look unassuming, but they actually pack quite a punch! In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss common aspects of working with properties. Here’s what we’ll get into: What’s a property and how do you use it? Stored properties vs. computed properties what happens when a property is set, with a setter the return value of a property, with a getter Observing pr [...]

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5 Quick Tips for the Xcode 11 Minimap

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By Aasif | December 27, 2021 6:08 pm  | 4-min read

Xcode 11 introduced a useful feature: the code editor now has a mini map. The minimap shows an overview of your code, that you can scroll through. And, as we’ll discuss in this tutorial, it has a ton of super-useful-but-slightly-hidden features. We’ll discuss 5 quick tips for using the minimap in Xcode 11: Hover over the minimap to see functions, classes, properties, etc. Hold Command to see a quick list of functions, classes, etc. Click-and-hold inside the minimap to quickly scroll [...]

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