Enums are one of my favorite features in Swift language. This week we will talk about Result enum, which had been a part of the standard library since Swift 5. With Result enum, we can easily describe the resulting state of an asynchronous operation. It can be success or failure at one time not both of them. Let’s take a look at Result enum definition in the Swift standard library.
Enums are one of the most powerful features of Swift language. It forms Value-Oriented Programming in conjunction with Structs. Enum is the best way to describe the exclusive state in Swift, but what about the case when you need an inclusive state. Today we will talk about OptionSet protocol and how we can achieve inclusive states with it.
Apple promotes iPad as the primary computer for regular users. This trend is visible during the last couple of years. More and more users start to use iPad as the main device. I think it is essential to support iPad screens and efficiently use that space. This week we will talk about adapting apps for iPad with the help of UISplitViewController.
In one of my previous posts, we talked about the Pattern Matching feature of Swift language. We discussed how we could use “case let” keyword in our daily development to find patterns in Enums, Turples, and Optionals. But today we are going to talk about particular Pattern Matching operator which hides all of this magic behind it.
Most of our apps present lists or grids of some data by using UITableView or UICollectionView. Often users can update this list by using Pull-to-Refresh technique or by pressing the update button. Everybody knows how to update UITableView by calling the reloadData method on the tableView instance. But what about animation? ReloadData method is invalidating the current items provided by data source and draws new ones without any animation. Today we will talk about animating data changes in UITableView and UICollectionView.
There are a lot of third-party libraries which provide Dependency Injection for Swift apps. In my opinion, Swift has a powerful type system which gives us the ability to make type-safe Dependency Injection easily. Today we will talk about using Dependency Injection in Swift with the power of protocols.
Container view controllers are a way to combine the content from multiple ViewControllers into a single user interface. Child ViewControllers are one of the undervalued features of iOS SDK. We use it every day by use of UINavigationController or UITabBarController. Last week we talked about using ViewController containment feature to create FlowControllers. But today we are going to discuss how to use this feature to build complex screens.
Last month I started refactoring navigation flow in my pet project. I’ve been using Coordinator pattern for a while, but now I decide to switch to a more native and simple approach like Flow Controllers. Today we will talk about Flow Controllers and why it is more native than Coordinators.
There are plenty of discussions on the Internet about using third-party dependencies in your apps. The first part of developers suggest ignoring the usage of libraries and write all the code yourself. The second part recommends using third-party dependencies to speed up app development.
Today we will talk about Pattern Matching, one of my favorite features in Swift. Pattern Matching is the act of checking a given sequence of tokens for the presence of the constituents of some pattern. Swift has a particular keyword for applying Pattern Matching: case let. Let’s dive into examples.