Object-oriented Programming with Swift – Part 2

Initialization and Deinitialization Initialization is when we prepare to create an instance of a class. This process may involve configuring the properties or any other miscellaneous setup required before we can use that instance like opening a database connection, creating a save file, or opening a web socket. In Swift, we use initializers to run some code before the instance … Read more Object-oriented Programming with Swift – Part 2

Object-oriented Programming with Swift

Basic Object-oriented Principles Before delving into Swift code, let’s first understand what it means to be object-oriented (OO) and the need for OO. We begin our discussion by talking about classes and objects. In software, sometimes it is not sufficient to have loose methods and data structures floating around in our source code. We need some structure … Read more Object-oriented Programming with Swift

A Guide to Grand Central Dispatch and Concurrency in iOS

In this tutorial, we’re going to explore grand central dispatch (GCD) and discuss concurrency topics and their applications. We’ll learn about concurrency, challenges with concurrency, and the application of GCD to help solve those problems. Download the source code for this post . Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) is Apple’s library for concurrent code on iOS and macOS. We can use GCD … Read more A Guide to Grand Central Dispatch and Concurrency in iOS

The Complete Beginners Guide to View Animations in iOS

In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss how to perform different kinds of animations on views. There are many properties on views that we can animate to delight our user. Using subtle animations, we can help make a boring app more exciting. Download the source code for this post . Let’s get started by creating a Single View application called Animator. Open … Read more The Complete Beginners Guide to View Animations in iOS

Create a Contacts Manager using Core Data

In this tutorial, we’re going to delve into Core Data and build an app to manage our contacts. We’re going to learn about creating a data model, add records to the model, fetch data, and display data using a list. Download the source code for this post . Let’s create a new Single View Application called Contacts and select the Core … Read more Create a Contacts Manager using Core Data

SpriteKit Game Development Tutorial – Sprites and Animations

Introduction If you’re an aspiring game developer or just want to target the iOS or macOS realms, you must know your way around SpriteKit. In case you didn’t know, SpriteKit is a game development framework provided by Apple, that offers a lot of tools and speeds up the development of your game, by allowing you … Read more SpriteKit Game Development Tutorial – Sprites and Animations

Intermediate iOS – Get Job Ready with Swift 2

Intermediate iOS – Get Job Ready with Swift 2

You have dipped your toes into the water of iOS development and you want to go beyond the basics of making simple iPhone apps. You are ready to move on, move forward, and escalate your capabilities. You want to build amazing apps that impress and results in career opportunities with increased earning potential. You are ready … Read more Intermediate iOS – Get Job Ready with Swift 2

iOS Project Management App Tutorial – Part 2

Hello world! This is the last half of the Taskr post where we’ve been creating a project management app. In the previous post, we built the UI and the model of Taskr. In this post, we’re going to connect the model to our UI using the controller. The convenience methods that we built into the model … Read more iOS Project Management App Tutorial – Part 2

iOS Project Management App Tutorial – Part 1

Hello World! This is the first half of the two-part post that will combine what we’ve been learning from several different posts into a fully-functional app: Taskr. Taskr is a classic project management app where the user is trying to keep track of all of the tasks related to a particular project. While we’re building Taskr, we’ll also learn plenty of new techniques like … Read more iOS Project Management App Tutorial – Part 1