Swift

Total 14 Posts

Swift: UTC date/time string for current time

I find that the best way to manage dates, times, and time zones is to store everything in the database as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) then present it back to the user in a local format. This prevents any mistakes writing rules for "daylight savings time". Swift works

Swift: Do Try Catch

I've discovered that there are really two ways to accomplish a Try/Catch strategy in Swift. The first example is technically correct but the "shorthand" example gives you the same end result. Longhand let obj = PFObject(className: "TestObject") obj.setObject("bar", forKey: "foo&

Tools for App Makers

In order to build websites, apps or API's, every developer ultimately ends up curating a suite of tools that can help them build products better, cheaper and faster. Below are a few tools that I use all the time. API Development Postman - Google Chrome plug-in that helps you craft

Carthage Cheat Sheet

Carthage is fantastic for package management, and 90% of the time, I only need to execute carthage update but once in a while, I need to do something more specific, so here are all those commands I can never seem to remember. Configuring XCode Go to Build Phases. Click the

MIDI: Curated list of MIDI frameworks for iOS development

I wanted to share a few nuts and bolts of MIDI for iOS development. Specifically, the best frameworks out there, a process for exploring MIDI, etc. MIDI Frameworks AudioKit is by far the best for Swift developers. Csound is a music computing system and has infinite potential. MIKMIDI is great

Curated list of audio frameworks and libraries for iPhone and OS X

A curated list of awesome audio frameworks, libraries, and software for iOS, Mac OSX and tvOS. Audio Production AudioKit for iOS and OS X is an audio SDK that helps you with audio and synthesis. AudioKit examples contains a suite of free open source apps Analog Synth X is an

Alcatraz the package manager for xCode

As a full-stack developer, I find myself using more and more package managers every year. For example, here's my current set-up: homebrew or apt-get for downloading packages on my local machine. yum for AWS AMI projects. npm for NodeJS projects. bower for web package management. rvm or rbenv for [Ruby]

Easily increase the font size in xCode

I love xCode but they don't make it easy for people who like to read big text. The problem is that it's surprisingly difficult to adjust font sizes within xCode. For example, here are the instructions Google provides when you query "xcode increase font size". That doesn't sound
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