Archives: ios development

A more insightful look into IBDesignable and IBInspectable

Intro If you’re an iOS developer, you’ve probably come across the keywords IBDesignable and IBInspectable at some point. Their concept is fairly simple and easy to grasp: An IBInspectable property can be set from the Interface Builder, and an IBDesignable view will reflect your IBInspectable property changes immediately in the IB after your set it. […]

How Can I Use WebSocket on iOS?

If you’re a mobile developer, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve used some kind of networking. Apps most often use a REST API, and usually it’s enough, as it allows fast and easy JSON based communication (here is a JSON object converter). One of the downsides is, however, that REST communication requires the client to […]

Dynamic Constraint Calculator for iOS

In today’s world of iOS development, graphical interface editors, especially Storyboards, gain more and more popularity. It’s because they continously improve, are easy to grasp, and provide a lot of features to make our lives easier. Not to mention, they save us from a ton of coding. One of these key features is Auto Layout, […]

Converting Your Project to Swift 3.0

Swift 3 is the first update since Apple announced Swift would be going open-source, and is packed with new features based on community direction. When converting to Swift 3, you’ll notice that practically every file needs changes! That’s largely because, all the Cocoa API names have changed. Or to be more precise, the API is […]

A Beginner’s Guide to XML Parsing in Swift

Tons of document formats using XML syntax had been developed, like RSS, Atom, SOAP and XHTML, so it’s good to know, how to work with them. If you are not familiar with XML, it’s basically a precisely formatted text or string, which can be parsed into an array of objects containing the precious information.

A Native Mobile Dev’s Favorite Libraries

A junior developer starts to develop everything by himself. However, a little experience or help will teach him that it’s not useful to write every little piece of code on his own. Enthusiastic developers provide a lot of good and widely tested solutions for problems almost everyone faces during development. Using these libraries can save you […]

Reactive Cocoa: A 6 Step Guide

  Introduction: What is Reactive Cocoa? What does functional and reactive mean, in terms of programming? Why is it useful, and generally a good practice? Getting started: How do I set up my project to start developing with RAC? Basics: Classes and methods used in RAC. General data flow representation. A small task: A short […]