Swift Developments is a hand-curated newsletter containing a weekly selection of the best links, videos, tools and tutorials for people interested in designing and developing their own apps using Swift.
So you now know which metrics you should be tracking but how to you actually collect them? @KishinManglani provides a useful introduction to the whys and wherefores of Mobile Analytics Frameworks and a useful comparision of the top 3.
Images, icons, colors and typography all play their part in UI design but underlying them all are the words we choose to include in our apps interface. @tubikstudio take a look at the importance of copywriting in UI design.
The Core Image Framework in iOS is an immensely powerful framework that provides a bunch of features for manipulating and transforming images in iOS. In this post, Matt Nedrich from @atomicobject looks at how to leverage some of Core Images power to apply different filters to your images.
For many years, Core Data has had a bit of a bad wrap, especially when compared to it’s more popular rivals. However, in recent years the Core Data framework has seen a number of pretty major changes. In this mini-series, @_bartjacobs uses these new features to put together his perfect Core Data stack.
Introduced in Xcode 7, whole module optimisation is a mode of the Swift compiler that allows optimization analysis across all the source files in a given module leading to significant performance gains. In this post, the Swift team explain a little of how the optimisation process works in Swift 3.
This week has seen the next release of CocoaPods with improved support for extensions and frameworks as well as support for the latest Swift versions and Xcode 8. From the looks of the release notes, there have also been improvements in both performance and error handling that should make things a little more stable for large projects as well!
Macaw from @exyteHQ, is a powerful Swift library for working with vector graphics within your applications. It supports a number of nice features such vector drawing, SVG import and a range of other features that support the creation of powerful event driven animations.
With the arrival of protocols in Swift, we have access to a new style of programming that promotes composition over inheritance. In this talk from FrenchKit 2016, @aligatr takes at how to use them. The slides for the talk can be found here.
We’ve all heard of technical debt – the cruft that slowly builds up and makes it more and more difficult to add that next feature – but as @modocache points out, knowledge debt can be just as much of a problem. It’s an interesting concept and something that I’d not really thought about.