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.
This week we will talk about creating DSL in Swift. Let’s start with the understanding of DSL acronym. Domain Specific Language is a language hosted by parent language to solve any specific area. An excellent example of DSL can be HTML which is DSL for creating web page markup.
Last week we talked about extracting reusable code samples from view controllers into protocols and protocol extensions. Today I want to show you another nice use case of protocols while maintaining the state of view controllers.
Today we will talk about using protocols as composable pieces for our view controllers. Protocols and Protocol Extensions are my second favorite Swift feature after optionals. It helps us to create highly composable and reusable codebase without inheritance. For years we were using inheritance as a gold programming standard. But is it so good? Let’s take a look for simple BaseViewController which we used to have in every project.
Last few months I was working on implementing Accessibility support for my app. During this years WWDC I’ve visited all Accessibility related sessions and Labs to improve my knowledge and catch some best practices from Apple Engineers. So now I’m finished my work and finally ready to share with you story of my Accessibility way.
There are a plenty of posts on the internet about app architectures in the iOS development world. Today I will show some tips for using MVVM architecture while developing iOS apps. I am not going to show other architectures if you need them there is a great post. The main problem of Apple MVC is mixed responsibility, which leads to the appearance of some kinds of problems such as Massive-View-Controller.