What's new in Swift

This year’s “What’s new in Swift” included a plethora of improvements and new add-ons. Some of the news are: better diagnostic compiler error’s and hence better debugging improved and faster code completion improved auto indentation improved integration improved handling of chained method calls and property accesses A standardized way to...

Privacy for Photos Access

Apple always takes care of Privacy. Prior to iOS 14, for accessing photos, users were prompted with two options Don’t Allow and OK. To use a feature that actually only required limited access, users still had to expose their entire photo library. This year Apple introduced new tools that give...

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WWDC20

Every year Apple’s WWDC event is a highlight in the Apple developer community, and this year was no different. Because of COVID-19 the event had to take on a new form and move out of Cupertino and into the virtual world. The week was kicked off with the highly anticipated...

Building a COVID-19 Tracing app in a week

We wanted to create a prototype app to help people to find out if they contacted anybody infected by the COVID-19 disease. It will use wireless technologies searching near by and notify users. In this post we’re going to talk about the thoughts behind this app, why we made it...

Animated Transitions in ViewController - Part 1

The hunger for magnificent design, animations and transitions is huge and nowadays designers are pushing developers to create beautiful views with lots of animations and smooth transitions.

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Building the App Store using Compositional Layout

In the first 2 parts of this series we learned the basics for implementing a Compositional Layout and how to add Supplementary Items and Decorations.

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Supplementary Items and Decorations

The previous part of this series covered the ground base for implementing a Compositional Layout.

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Compositional Layout Basics

Even though this year at WWDC Apple introduced the new SwiftUI framework, which will redefine the way we create our app UI’s from iOS 13, there were as well presented some advances in UIKit, precisely, in the way we can build an UICollectionView through the newly added Compositional Layout. With...

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SwiftGen

SwiftGen is a tool to auto-generate Swift code for resources of your projects, to make them type-safe. You can organize and manage your resources by using auto-generated swift code.

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NSSpain 2019

NSSpain 2019 NSSpain is one of the most well-known iOS conferences held in Europe. This year was its seventh year, and with over three hundred participants, the tickets got sold out even before a single speaker was announced. Taking place in Logroňo, a beautiful city situated in the northern part...

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ServerSide.swift 2019

What it’s all about As stated on their website, ServerSide.swift is aiming to be a non-profit, framework-independent conference “solely run for the love of server-side Swift”. This was the second year of the conference, this time organized in Copenhagen, Denmark from Oct 30 to Nov 1.

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Sharing code between iOS and Vapor

Code reusability has always been one of the ultimate goals for us developers. Building your backend with Vapor not only gives you highly scalable apps with shallow memory footprint, but also the potential to share some of your backend code with your iOS app without paying the extra cost. The...

Fetching files easily in Vapor when you are writing tests

Vapor has a nifty build-in feature to derive the working directory of a project. This makes it easy for you to fetch files from your project and serve their content; fx if you want to seed some data in your database, if you are building an initial mock api at...

Higher order functions in Swift

Higher order functions in Swift are extremely powerful tools to have in your developer toolkit, the only issue is that it might take some time to get comfortable with them. Before we get started, let’s have a look at some important terms to know in relation with higher order functions:...

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Join the dark side and implement Dark Mode in iOS

WWDC this year brought to light a lot of amazing features Apple has been working on lately. One of these features, and maybe one of the most expected, was Dark Mode support.

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Create Your Own Swift Package

In Part 1, Add a Swift Package to Your iOS Application, of this Swift Package Manager series we saw how you can add an already existing package to your application.

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Add a Swift Package to Your iOS Application

With the release of Swift 3.0, Apple introduced the Swift Package Manager, a tool for managing the distribution of Swift code. It is integrated with the Swift build system to automate the process of downloading, compiling, and linking dependencies.

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Swift Alps

Swift Alps - as the name might imply - is a conference revolving around anything Swift related. As the name might also imply, the conference takes place in the Swiss Alps, in Crans-Montana more specifically. What sets this conference apart from many of the other conferences out there is the...

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Going to ServerSide.swift 2018

The first conference in the world to focus on server-side Swift We (the Vapor team at Nodes) were excited when we heard that a conference focusing on server-side Swift was announced. We did get the news a bit early since the conference is run by Tim Condon, Martin Lasek and...

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Getting started with Vapor 3

Vapor has been our go-to framework when we develop backend solutions at Nodes since January 2017. A lot has happened during the past year, especially when we saw Vapor 2 got released back in May. Our overall opinion is that Vapor 2 has been a mature and a fairly feature-rich...

Vapor code generation with Sourcery

Swift is a relatively new language in the server realm that brings a lot of nice changes, such as type safety and compilation. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Swift’s poor metaprogramming can introduce a huge amount of boilerplate into Swift projects, including Vapor projects.

Getting stack traces in Swift on Linux

Bugsnag is a convenient service for reporting and catching bugs and crashes that Nodes has been using for a long time. When we moved our backend stack over to Swift, we noticed that there was not a Linux-friendly package. So, we built our own! Doing so led us down quite...

Nodes Wars - My experience as a Vapor intern at Nodes in Copenhagen

Hello! My name is Valen, I am studying in Spain and the last subject of my training consist in an internship in a company. They gave me the chance to do this abroad and it seemed like a good opportunity. So, here I am, in Nodes, a digital agency in...

Our experience at iOSCon 2017

iOSCon is an annual conference in London, focusing mainly on Swift development for iOS, but with talks also spreading this year to as diverse subjects as Accessibility and making the most of the time you have with no regrets. The conference was hosted at Skills Matter, a very well suited...

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