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    Swift from Scratch: Collections and TuplesPreview image@2x
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    In the previous article, you learned about variables, constants, and some of the common data types, such as integers, floats, and strings. In this article, we zoom in on collections. Swift's standard library defines two collection types, arrays and dictionaries.Read More…
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    Swift from Scratch: Variables and ConstantsPreview image@2x
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    In the first article of Swift from Scratch, you learned about Xcode playgrounds and wrote your first lines of Swift. In this article, we start learning the fundamentals of the Swift programming language by exploring variables and typing. We will also take a close look at constants and why you're encouraged to use them as much as possible.Read More…
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    Swift from Scratch: IntroductionPreview image@2x
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    In this series, you'll learn everything you need to know about the Swift programming language to get started. You'll start with the very basics to get your feet wet and gradually learn about the more advanced aspects of this brand new programming language, ready to build iOS and OS X applications.Read More…
  • Auto Layout
    Introduction to the Visual Format LanguagePreview image@2x
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    Auto Layout is easy and intuitive to use with Interface Builder, but in code it can be a significant amount of work and pretty verbose. To make this easier, Apple introduced the Visual Format Language to allow developers to add constraints in a succinct and readable manner. In this tutorial, we will look at how to use Visual Format Language in your code and how to understand its syntax.Read More…
  • iOS 8
    iOS 8: Creating a Custom Keyboard in SwiftExtensions
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    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make your own custom keyboard using Swift and the new app extension APIs. Before we do that, we are going to go over what a keyboard extension can do, what it can't do, and what it should to get approved for the App Store.Read More…
  • iOS
    View Debugging in Xcode 6Preview image@2x
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    Xcode 6 brings a number of significant improvements. One of the more notable advances is view debugging. Often times, an app's user interface will not behave the way it's expected to. This tutorial outlines how to use Xcode's new view debugging features to easily identify issues in an app's user interface.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    Create a Text to Speech App With SwiftPreview image@2x
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    With the release of iOS 7, Apple introduced a text to speech API that allows developers to add text to speech functionality to an application in a quick and easy way. This can be useful when adding an accessibility layer to an application or to include it as a feature in a learning game. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to implement such a feature using Swift.Read More…
  • Xcode 6
    Getting Up to Speed With Xcode 6Xcode preview image
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    At this year's WWDC, Apple unveiled iOS 8, which it dubbed "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store". At the same time, Apple released Xcode 6, offering developers new and improved tools to aid in developing their applications. This article will get you up to speed on the most important updates in Apple's IDE.Read More…
  • Swift
    An Introduction to Swift: Part 2Preview image@2x
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    In the first article of this introductory series on Swift, we talked about Swift's philosophy, took a first look at its syntax, and highlighted a few key differences with Objective-C. In this article, we continue our exploration of Swift's syntax. You'll also learn about optionals and see how memory management works in Swift.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Swift: Part 1Preview image@2x
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    At WWDC 2014, Apple has introduced one of the biggest updates to iOS since 2008 from a developer's point of view. They introduced HomeKit, HealthKit, CloudKit, and Extensions, just to name a few. But the biggest surprise out of WWDC 2014 was the introduction of a brand new programming language, Swift. Swift is a wonderful programming language that has been built from the ground up to be efficient and safe. It uses the same APIs that Objective-C does. Or, what you can do in Objective-C, you can do in Swift. It also introduces some new concepts longtime programmers will appreciate and some of which I will cover in this introductory series on Swift.Read More…
  • Mobile Development
    WWDC 2014 AftermathPreview image@2x
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    WWDC is like Christmas for Cocoa developers, and this is certainly true for this year's edition due the scarcity of leaks and rumors leading up to the conference. Even though we're all curious to hear what Apple has in store for everyone loving Apple, the keynote is much more fun when you have no clue what's about to be announced, like this year. If you've seen Tim Cook's keynote, then I'm sure you agree that Apple surpassed everyone's expectations. Let's take a few minutes to summarize what Apple has announced, what it means for developers, and what you can expect later this year.Read More…
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