Hey guys! Hope the lockdown didn’t bring you down too much (pun intended). Look alive! The world doesn’t stand still, especially the world of technologies. And if you share our hunger for knowledge, take a look at the handy resources Perpetio has prepared for you. They will be extremely useful for iOS engineers and anyone familiar with Swift. Enjoy!
- Want to run your code without the hassle of worrying about the servers and their management? Then here's a step-by-step tutorial to help you integrate a Lambda function into Swift code. AWS Lambda is perfect for controlling and scaling computational costs. If you need to effectively extend an application into the cloud but aren’t familiar with the toolkit, don't worry, the tutorial goes into detail about each step. Read it here
- Can cumbersome code of several hundred pages be replaced with just twenty lines? It sure can, thanks to Function builders, a planned SwiftUI feature that is going to provide a simpler interface to create tree-like structures. If you want to know more about the DSL functionality and SwiftUI’s future, take a look at this post. Read it here
- This guide will help you create a custom CocoaPods library and publish it on the CocoaPods official website. You’re also welcome to store your functions, tools, or reusable code pieces in it. And, of course, share the library with friends and colleagues since the more you share, the more you gain. Read it here
- Another useful resource for developers working with CocoaPods. Did you know CocoaPods allows you to work with prebuilt frameworks? Meet cocoapods-binary — a plugin designed to link prebuilt frameworks to the project. Don’t waste your time building hundreds of dependencies each time - use this plugin instead and reduce your project build-time. Read it here
- The Flutter vs. React Native vs. native development debate has been going on for a long time now. And it’s time to end it. So here’s a detailed test drive that evaluates and compares UI performance you can achieve using each of them on iOS and Android. Read it here
- That’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The last App Store Connect API update offers more options to automate and manage workflows for your app. The list of new features is striking: download metrics, setting up pre-orders, getting monthly reports about your earnings, and so much more. Read it here
- While the new iOS 14 widget API is on everyone's lips, we’re trying to sort out how to make the most out of it. Now, you technically can create a visual “mini-apps” for routine tasks. Here’s a step-by-step guide about widget types, the creation process, interaction details, and simultaneous multiple widget support. Read it here
- If you've ever had questions about Swift UI, this cheat sheet is your savior. It contains a full list of views and controls with equivalents in UIKit, framework integrations, and app structure along with notes. Something like Wikipedia for iOS engineers. Read it here
- WWDC 2020 brought us tons of announcements to talk about. New SDKs promise vast opportunities for iOS developers. In this article, you’ll discover ten code snippets of the upcoming iOS release like the controller to manage the color selection or an API to specify the appearance of views and cells. Read it here
- Will App Clips from Apple change the iOS developers' reality? This piece explores new app design features and opportunities for developers to turn new technology’s advantages into an app install. Dive in to learn more about the App Clip life cycle, creation requirements, and security restrictions. Read it here
Hope we gave you a lot of food for thought. And remember to keep up with our iOS compilations - here’s our last piece in case you missed it. Take care!
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