In-depth articles about iOS programming, techniques, language features, architectual patterns, and beyond.
In-depth articles about iOS programming, techniques, language features, architectual patterns, and beyond.
Part 3 in the series "Building Lists and Navigation in SwiftUI". We will explore a List, UITableView equivalent in SwiftUI.
Learn how to overload existing operators such as +, -, *, / or create a custom one (such as .^.).
Part 2 in the series "Building Lists and Navigation in SwiftUI". We will explore a ScrollView, UIScrollView equivalent in SwiftUI.
Learn how SwiftUI shares application settings and preference values across the app.
Part 1 in the series "Building Lists and Navigation in SwiftUI". We visit the first building block of any list view, content, and how to create them.
Learn how to check if a string contains another string, numbers, uppercased/lowercased string, or special characters.
String comparison is an essential operation for day to day job. Swift provides a few variations for this. We will visit them in this article.
SF symbols are icon sets that Apple design to work with their system font. Learn how to change its color and how to show them in multicolor style.
There might be several reasons that cause this error. Here are the solutions that fix it for me.
Learn to convert a string "123" to an integer 123.
Learn a proper way to sort an array of strings in each circumstance.
Learn how to format a Float and Double string.
Learn how to use this expensive DateFormatter.
There might be several reasons that cause this error. I will share one solution that fixes the one that happened to me the most.
If you are working on iOS for long enough, there is a chance that you might have known that DateFormatter is expensive, but what is costly about DateFormatter? Let's find out in this article.
Learn a few ways to do it and things you should know when using them.
Learn a lesser-known API to create a custom UIStackView spacing without nested them together.
Font is an essential part of an app. A good selection of font would make your app stand out from the crowd. But whatever fonts you choose, you have to make sure it doesn't lose its core function, readability. You might feel reluctant to use a custom font in the past because you might lose the benefit of dynamic type goodness that Apple provides with their system font. Since iOS 11, this is no longer the case. You can easily use your custom font dynamic type.
It is a hidden gem in Xcode that can save up your coding time. Learn what it is, how to use it, and some use cases.
There are a few variations when dealing with counting days. You need to ask yourself some questions beforehand.
Date and time might be among your list of the hardest things in programming (It is for me). Today, I'm going to talk about a basic concept of a Date and its companion DateComponents.
Learn the meaning of @escaping, so you know what to do when you see it or when you need to write one.
Print debugging is the simplest form of debugging technique, but it possesses some drawbacks. Let's see how we can make it better by using Xcode breakpoints.
Equatable and Hashable are two essential protocols in the Swift world. Let's learn an old Swift feature that you might forget.
NSUserDefaults is a go-to database for saving users' preferences. Learn how to populate it with your default values.
Learn how to lets users save an image outside of your app’s sandbox.
Three language features around Swift enumeration that you might not aware of.
Learn how to write unit tests for delegate/protocol methods.
SwiftUI provides an easy way to convert to render any view into a placeholder style by redacting its content.
SwiftUI's UIPanGestureRecognizer equivalent.
In the past, the way I test a custom URL scheme is to go to Safari and open up any of my custom URLs. If you are still doing that, there is a better alternative.
Fastlane Match saves us a lot of time managing certificates and provisioning profiles, but there is one thing that we have to do it manually. That is a renewal expired certificate. Luckily, we have to do it once a year. Let's learn how to do it.
In iOS 14, we have a new way to put images along with texts.
Learn how to create protocols that constrain their conforming types to a given class.
Apple adds a new way to control where the back button will pick up its title. Let's see how this make thing a lot easier going forward.
We finally get SVG supported and the best thing is it is backward compatible with some limitations.
In iOS 14, long-press on the back button will bring up a history stack. Learn what you should consider with this new behavior.
SKOverlay is a new tool from Apple for doing apps cross-promotion.
In iOS 14, we finally have a way to set a toolbar for a view in a navigation view.
Learn how to set a navigation bar title view in SwiftUI.
This modifier can interpolate position and size between two views. This is one of the most exciting features for me. Let's see what is capable of in this beta.
The most popular question since the introduction of SwiftUI. Here is my thought after WWDC20.
A new way to create a reusable view.
How to create a reusable toggle style in SwiftUI.
A view controller is one component where memory leak usually takes place since it holds many pieces together. One of the easiest ways to detect them is to see if a view controller is not being deallocated. Let's see how Xcode breakpoint can help you find a leak.
I can't tell it is a stupid or genius algorithm, but it sure got a beauty in it.
Explore how delay and repeatForever affect an animation.
To set a custom image for the back button, we need to set an image to both backIndicatorImage and backIndicatorTransitionMaskImage, but what does backIndicatorTransitionMaskImage really mean?
Learn how to change a UINavigationBar back button indicator.
Learn how UIStackView can help to make your UI adapt to size change.
Learn how to set shadow spread and blur from a Sketch design.
Learn how to get a suffix from a Swift string.
When working with an unstable, legacy, or third party API, you might get a malformed object in an array. Learn how to decode a JSON array with corrupted data in Codable safely.
Learn to round specific corners, e.g., top-left and top-right.
Learn different ways to control the status bar style.
Learn how to get a prefix from a Swift string.
Learn how to check your app version strings are higher or lower.
Learn different ways to split a string into an array of substrings.
The default appearance of UIButton is a single line text, but it also supports a multi-line text with some minor tweak.
Learn different ways to define Auto Layout constraints programmatically.
A tip to declare a custom initializer without losing a memberwise initializer.
Struct is one of the basic building blocks in your app. Today I'm going to share some tips about memberwise Initializers.
When you work with an API, there would be a time when your backend wants to control a text style, and HTML is the most common format for the job. Do you know that WKWebView is not the only way to present HTML string? Learn how to render it in UILabel and UITextView.
There are a lot of hacky ways to modify or remove a back button title. This tip will show you how to do it properly.
Testing is a process we do along with our development. Knowing shortcuts would help you save some time, which will add up in the long run.
We will talk about accentColor, a tintColor equivalent in SwiftUI.
Introduce you to one of an essential part of iOS theming. What is tintColor and its benefit.
How to create a reusable button style in SwiftUI.
Introduction of SF Symbols, learn the basics, and how to use them.
Create a reusable boilerplate snippet that you can use in the project.
If you are still declaring class-only protocols by inheriting them from class, you might need to revise your knowledge.
Neumorphism or Neomorphism is a new design trend of UI recently. We are going to see how to implement this in SwiftUI.
Swift Package Manager is getting better every day. It is a matter of time before everyone supports it. When the time comes, make sure you know how to say goodbye to this old friend.
When I want to keep some information or configuration out of a code base and don't want something fancy, I usually save it as Property List file. Let's see how to do it.
Modify AppDelegate or SceneDelegate to support a non-storyboard approach.
A guide to creating an activity-ring-like circular progress bar in SwiftUI. An in-depth tutorial of what I think when making a custom view. At the end of this article, you will be able to create the Activity ring used in the Activity app on Apple Watch.
A new and easier way to test Apple push notification on iOS simulator.
SwiftUI has built-in ways to apply gradient color to its view. We are going to explore all three types of gradients provided, LinearGradient, RadialGradient, and AngularGradient.
Most complex custom views can be made by composing many basic shapes together. Today we will learn basic operations that we can do with them. It may seem trivial, but knowing these basics will benefit you in the future.
Part forth in a series Sign in with Apple. Use Sign in with Apple JS to let users set up accounts and sign in to your website and apps on other platforms.
How to print object (po) in a debugger (lldb) without escape special characters.
Part 3 in a series Sign in with Apple. In this part, we will see how backend can use the token to sign up/sign in users.
Learn about this Swift attribute and its purpose.
Part 2 in a series Sign in with Apple. In this part, we will talk about the anonymous email address. How to make it work and its limitation.
Part 1 in a series Sign in with Apple. In the first part, we will focus on the app part. What we need to do to add Sign in with Apple option in our app.
A guide to decode a gibberish crash report to a human readable format.
No more manual if let and guard let in your tests.
If this is just a comment for you, this article might benefit you.
How to cache Pods, Ruby gem, and Carthage in your iOS project.
A cheat sheet that tells you what colors to use to support dark mode. This is a guide for those who want to adopt dark mode, but too lazy to figure out which color to use.
How to setup ci for iOS projects with Github Actions.
Learn how to do all of this without any external tools.
Revisit of navigation bar appearance — this time with a UISearchController. If you have a search bar in your navigation bar, you might need to recheck when you build your app against iOS13.
The last part in a series on understanding data in SwiftUI. See all tools SwiftUI provided to declare different types of data and dependency. Learn when and how to use @State, @Binding, ObservableObject, @ObservedObject, @EnvironmentObject, and @Environment.
Part 2 in a series on understanding data in SwiftUI. We will talk about the key that makes principles in part 1 possible in SwiftUI. And how this resulting in a reduction of the complexity of UI development.
Part 1 in a series on understanding data in SwiftUI. In the first part, we will try to understand the importance of data and how they play an essential role in SwiftUI.
Make sure your refresh control working on iOS 13.
Required modifications to make your newly created project work in iOS 12 or lower.
Apple brings a lot of appearance changes in iOS13, and the navigation bar is one of them. Cover everything you should know once you build your app against iOS13 (Xcode11).
A long-awaited feature has finally come to iOS. Join it or not is your choice to make. This article will guide you through it.
In iOS13, the modal presentation gets a new look and dismissal gesture. This article will talk about what you can do with these new welcoming changes.
Learn how to create a custom subclass of UIHostingController and its benefit.
Learn a crucial concept in SwiftUI, view modifier, and a guide of how to create your custom modifier.
Say goodbye to optional properties in your view controllers. In iOS13, you can inject those properties at a time of view controller creation.
WWDC session shows us a way to create UISplitViewController with NavigationView in SwiftUI. It finally works in Xcode 11 Beta 3.
SF Symbols contain over 1,500 icons. It would be hard if you don't know the existence of SF Symbols App.