Newsnew beta releases for Xcode 8.2, iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, tvOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.1. Although there’s not that much of note in the releases themselves, the release notes do mention that:
“Xcode 8.2 is the last release that will support Swift 2.3.”With this in mind, if you’ve not migrated yet you probably need to start thinking about it. apple.com
Business@apike points out in this article this can be one of many warnings signs you need to look out for. allenpike.com
A Wish List for the Mac App StoreThe Mac App Store hasn’t been getting much love from developers in recent months and with a number of high-profile apps such as Sketch and now PaintCode deciding to leave the store, @dancounsell puts forward some ideas on how the store could be improved. I wonder if @pschiller is reading this. ? dancounsell.com
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“Over the last year, the new design trend coming from forward thinking innovators in the App design space has been to take ‘minimal design’ to a whole new level.”In this article, @mikael_austin takes a look at this new app-design trend and how app content is becoming the primary focus of modern app design. prototypr.io
@101babich investigates further. smashingmagazine.com
How to Persist Data in iOS Apps Using Property Lists and the Correct Architecture for Handling Persistent StorageWith the array of storage options now available on iOS such as Core Data, Realm or even SQLite, simpler persistence solutions such as property lists can sometimes be overlooked. @MatManferdini brings this solution back to the fore, with a nice tutorial on how to use property lists as your apps storage solution. matteomanferdini.com
Server-Side Swift@brentschooley has written a great getting-started tutorial and also has a useful follow-on post that explains how to deploy your masterpiece to Heroku. twilio.com
Toolsintroductory tutorial to help you get started. origami.design
@ijoshsmith takes a different approach. json2swift is a command line tool that takes in representative JSON data and generates Swift struct definitions and parsing code to consume that data removing the need to write that code yourself. A useful tool. github.com
Libraries@Roherdzik is a custom UITableViewCell that allows users to preview the content hidden behind the table view cell in a form akin to the table view cells seen in the Spotify iOS App and all without the need for 3D touch. github.com
Videostry!Swift, @AndyyHope looks at the issues with stringly-typed APIs and some approaches we can us to make our code more cleaner, safer and more readable. realm.io
@milkmanstl did an experiment, applying programming principles to different aspects of his life to see if it could make things a little easier. realm.io