Intrigued with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)?
“Discovery is a very simple but useful library for discovering nearby devices with BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) and for exchanging a value.”
Discovery works in the foreground or background. Written by Ömer Faruk Gül.
Interested in coding OS X apps? Regarding the UI, have a look at ModernLook-OSX by Gyetván András:
“This project aims to provide a simple and customizable component set which can be used to create OSX applications with new style look.”
The example screenshots of the project have a nice feel to them. This may be a good starting point if you are new to coding Mac apps.
Matt Behrens provides an introduction to integration of C libraries into a Swift application. Matt covers Objective-C bridging, modules and calling C functions.
Andrew Bancroft on creating test data using Core Data and Swift:
“During development, I’ve found that it’s often convenient to seed a Core Data database with sample data so that I can preview how it’ll look in my application. Along with that, it’s nice to start with a fresh copy of the data each time I run the app.”
Here’s another tip: I often create command line parameters that I pass into an application (using Xcode Scheme “Arguments Passed on Launch”) to specify resetting a database or other files. This gives me control to turn the reset on/off as needed.