When I was driving back and forth every week from Maryland to Atlanta I would listen to a slew of podcasts and audio books. Most of the podcasts were related to iOS, a platform I’m quite passionate about. Read More
I previously posted a couple of times what podcasts I was listening to. Back then, I was driving up and down the East coast every weekend between Maryland and Atlanta, so I had a lot of time to listen. Now, my commute time is much less, thankfully. That also means I spend less time listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and that time has a much more result-oriented focus. Read More
Starting to write unit tests in Swift 2 / Xcode 7 so thought I would keep a list of resources and share. Plan to keep this post updated as I find more. Feel free to ping additional resources in the comments!
Here I just want to look at a simple task: Event tracking in Google Analytics. Yes, this might seem trivial, but when you’re a developer switching back and forth between Objective-C and Swift, sometimes it’s nice if someone points out the syntax, as per Aaron’s comments.
Here’s the Objective-C code (adapted from the Google Docs, link above):
As an iOS / Swift mentor for Thinkful.com, every week I give my students a list of resources as a follow up to our mentoring session. This week’s resources cover details of dealing with data loaded from the Internet, storing data locally (core data and alternatives to core data), and cloud services. Finally we wrap up with some photoshop tips to automatically create 1X, 2X, and 3X assets for your iOS projects.
This week’s resources relate to putting together your UI in Interface Builder – Auto Layout, Adaptive Layout, Size Classes, Dynamic Text, and mastering the Interface Builder IDE. Additionally, we touched on architectural design patterns (MVC, MVVM, etc.). Finally, most of my students are starting to struggle with networking via the AFNetworking library, and using Objective-C libraries (although none of them know any Objective-C) in their Swift apps using bridge headers. Read More