Localization in Xcode is handled with NSLocalizedString, but it is such a verbose and legacy-like API. There’s a Swiftier way that still respects Xcode .xliff exports and comments.
Let’s use the closure-based pattern to wrap CLLocationManager for allowing callers to subscribe to observables instead of using shared delegate functions.
Delegation is a simple and powerful pattern. However, closures are more Swifty and scales better. Let’s convert delegates to closures!
Thread-safe resources in Swift can be achieved with Grand Central Dispatch. Using a concurrent queue and the barrier flag, reads can occur in parallel while writes are given mutual exclusivity for safety and optimization.
GCD is not for thread-unsafe shared resources since it does not guarantee the same thread will be used for the queue. We can use the threads API with a bit of sugar syntax.
WordPress has been around for almost a decade and a half. It survived the CMS wars and remained relevant during the mobile shift. It’s been battle-tested under various scenarios and load. It showed us what a thriving 3rd party marketplace looks like. Now, WordPress is realizing a grander vision! In the release of WordPress 4.7, the REST API plugin was merged […]
Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) is a great technology provided by Apple. It provides an elegant level of abstraction to work with threads, queues, and locks. And it went through a much needed make-over in Swift 3. In this post, I would like to take this one step further using enums as a queue factory.
Due to the many screen sizes in the mobile world, staying relative to screen size is crucial. Hard-coding margins and sizes based on points can be short-sighted. In this post, we will subclass NSLayoutConstraint to achieve percentage-based margins.
It is clear from this year’s WWDC that Apple envisions a new era beyond the traditional apps-in-a-grid-on-your-home-screen model. iOS 10 is more of a revolutionary iteration to the Apple ecosystem and vision. There were many initiatives uncovered that gives us clues to the future of Apple.
Swift initialization rules are there for very good reasons, but sometimes it can make things tedious. In this post, I will show how to avoid duplicating code across initializers while still obey Swift initialization rules. This pattern uses static functions, tuples, and typealiasing.