Mon, Aug 3
Namespaced Constants in Swift

Jesse Squires:

“Although Swift types are namespaced by their module, we can still benefit from implementing this pattern with struct and enum types. I’ve been experimenting with this approach for constants in Swift and it has been incredibly useful.”

Jesse also refers to this insightful post by Mike Ash on Namespaced Constants and Functions in C and Objective-C.

Namespaced Constants in Swift

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Fri, Jul 31
Swift: Keyframe-Based Animation Framework for UIKit

Looking for a Swift project to create “scrollview-powered animations” as an app intro?

“A simple keyframe-based animation framework for iOS, written in Swift. Perfect for scrolling app intros.”

RazzleDazzle Swift Animation Framework

Thu, Jul 30
How to Setup Carthage Dependency Manager

Andrew Bancroft on setting up Carthage Dependency Manager

“The long-running “king of the hill” of dependency management for iOS developers has been the ever-popular CocoaPods. However, there’s a new kid on the block, and its picking up popularity. This “new” dependency manager is called Carthage.”

Certainly worth a look if you are working with third party libraries.

Wed, Jul 29
Swift: Animated Tab Bar

A nice animation effect for tab bar items:

“RAMAnimatedTabBarController is a Swift module for adding animation to tabbar items. It has pre-set of animations which we prepare for you, and ability to use any custom animation you want.”

Animated tab bar.