David Cordero

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My first month with Swift

Published on 31 Jan 2016

Yes you don’t have to say that, you are fully right, I am indeed late to the party and I know it. But as the saying goes… better late than never, isn’t it?

On the other hand, since I have worked in iOS (using Objective C) for the last years, I have to say that I am not a one hundred percent rookie in this world of iOS, but I’ve never done any Swift coding apart from really minor things… So, now that I am for a while apart from the iOS development in my current position. I have decided to take advantage of this period to improve my knowledge about Swift.

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Swift: Avoid auto return in closures

Published on 06 Dec 2014

In Swift, you have several options for writing closures more concisely.

When a closure’s type is already known, such as the callback for a delegate, you can omit the type of its parameters, its return type, or both. Single statement closures implicitly return the value of their only statement.

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Swift: Raiders of the Lost Nib

Published on 03 Dec 2014

If you are used to work with Objective-C you are most probably familiar with the following documentation from UIViewController.nibName property:

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Strings validation with Rubustrings

Published on 29 Sep 2014

Rubustrings is a format validator for Localizable.string files.

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SwiftyVersion

Published on 29 Jun 2014

SwiftyVersion provides a simpler way to manage Versions in Swift.

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TimeBlock

Published on 28 Jun 2014

TimeBlock is a simple set of macros to measure the time spent for executing a block in Objective-C, you can find it published on my GitHub.

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A tour of Mantle

Published on 28 Jun 2014

Mantle is most probably the best library nowadays for parsing JSON responses with Objective-C, but I am not going to say so much here about what is Mantle since that is not the proposal of this post.

There is already a quite good explanation about what Mantle is and what problems it solves on the oficial github page of the project. So I am not going to repeat the same things here.

The problems I had with Mantle were mainly related with the lack of example code in this project. Mainly about how to do specific things, so that is what I am going to explain here using some examples.

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