It is convenient to keep your settings or default values in a `.plist` file or settings bundle for your project. In this post, we will explore how to attach an extension off the NSBundle class this make it super easy to read those values.
Swift has a unique and elegant class inheritance system. In this post, I’d like to shed light on all the inheritance goodies in Swift, such as designated, convenience, failable, automatic, and required initializers. Not only are these powerful concepts, but they also enforce safe and intentful code.
Unit testing has a stigma of slowing you down while you’re trying to rock some code. The truth is unit testing doesn’t have to be so dry. Once you start flipping the script, unit testing can be an opportunity for refactoring, refreshing, and finding bugs. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see a bunch of green checkmarks next to their code?: A beauty […]
In this podcast, I speak to world-renown, Jesse Liberty, about developing on the Apple Watch platform and Swift.
Adding, updating, and removing query string parameters is a common use case, but very tedious. This Swift function will help make it easy and pleasant leveraging NSURLComponents.
CocoaPods are a must for any serious iOS project. Why reinvent the wheel when the community has produced robust and feature-rich plugins? In this post, I’d like to highlight the best CocoaPods I’ve used in real-world project that are also Swift-friendly.
One of the limitations of WatchKit is being able to schedule notifications. This must be done in the iOS target since the notifications architecture resides in the iPhone, not the Apple Watch. In this post, I would like to show you to get around this and get WatchKit to schedule notifications on the iPhone.
There are various ways to persist data in the Apple ecosystem. They range from simple to complex. In this post, learn how easy it is to use App Groups and NSUserDefaults to share data between Apple Watch WatchKit and iPhone iOS using Swift.
CocoaPods are the de facto way of sharing and distributing iOS and OS X code. It manages third-party dependencies in a easy, fast, and safe way. There are thousands of CocoaPods available, but almost all of them are in Objective-C. Today I’d like to show you how to create a CocoaPods in Swift.
Are you rocking Swift yet? Now is time to share your code across the whole project for maximum reusability. This becomes even especially essential when creating Apple Watch apps since sharing code between the watch and the phone is a natural occurrence. In this post, I will show you how to create a framework in Swift to do this.