Pedro Gomes on XCActionBar:
“If you use Alfred, LaunchBar, QuickSilver or other similar products (and if you don’t, you really should!), then you already know what this is all about.”
I work in a manner similar to Pedro, I’m most efficient when my my hands are on the keyboard (versus reaching for touchpad/mouse). With XCAxctionBar, it’s all about running commands to directly access Xcode features.
Check out the demos.
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Facebook, creator’s of React Native, use the platform for a number of production applications.
ComponentKit puts a unique spin on describing and building a user interface:
“It lets you focus on what your UI should look like, not the steps necessary to build it. It emphasizes a one-way data flow from immutable models to immutable components that describe how views should be configured. It does the heavy lifting of building a view hierarchy from this description.”
This is a powerful concept, moving from code specific statements (e.g layoutSubviews) to more a more generic idea such as “stack these UI elements, one atop the other.”
SwiftyAs provides similar functionality to the as? operator in Swift, allowing for safer type casts. So how is this accomplished in Objective-C? Tom Adriaenssen:
“SwiftyAs introduces a category on NSObject, providing a readonly block property taking a Class and returning an id. The class represents the desired type.”