Weekly bite-sized screencasts on iOS development.

Advanced NSOperations

Episode #180 | 14 minutes | published on 07/30/2015
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In this episode, Ben continues exploring NSOperation-based architecture, this time writing operations that present UI for a login screen, load the Core Data stack, and operations that are composed of multiple lower-level operations.

Carthage for Library Authors

Episode #179 | 15 minutes | published on 07/27/2015
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Sam Soffes joins us again to talk about supporting Carthage for your own libraries. In the demo, you'll also see how to structure a project to include both Mac and iOS framework targets with a single Xcode project.

Getting Started with Carthage

Episode #178 | 14 minutes | published on 07/23/2015
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In this episode we welcome our first ever guest screencaster, Sam Soffes! Sam takes us through what it takes to get started with Carthage to manage dependencies. Sam compares Carthage's approach to CocoaPods and walks through how to bring in a 3rd party library into a project.

NSOperation Dependencies

Episode #177 | 11 minutes | published on 07/09/2015
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In this episode we discuss dependent NSOperations. Using dependencies you can queue up a bunch of jobs and they will be run in the correct order, having one provide the necessary state for the next one to run. In the example, we take the large Hubble image, scale it down to a more appropriate size, then apply a Core Image filter to it. Each operation is dependent on the one before it, yet they are all queued up at the same time.

Asynchronous Operations

Episode #176 | 17 minutes | published on 07/03/2015
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In this episode we examine the asynchronous (a.k.a concurrent) type of NSOperation where we are doing things that involve callback blocks or delegates.

NSOperation Basics

Episode #175 | 17 minutes | published on 06/26/2015
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In this episode we take a look at the basics of NSOperation, NSOperationQueue, starting from block operations and moving to custom NSOperation subclasses. We'll also see why it's important to make your operations thread safe.

Local Notifications

Episode #174 | 23 minutes | published on 06/18/2015
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In this episode we cover local notifications in iOS 8. We cover the difference between count-down style notifications and time-zone based notifications. We also discuss how to add actions to the notifications and handle those in your application.

Interactive Magic Move

Episode #173 | 17 minutes | published on 06/11/2015
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In this episode we take the Magic Move transition from last week's episode and make interactive, so that you can feel the transition along with your swipe.

Magic Move

Episode #172 | 29 minutes | published on 06/04/2015
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In this episode we'll create a custom view controller animation that mimics the Magic Move behavior from keynote, taking one object and animating into its place on the next slide (or view controller).

NSDateComponents

Episode #171 | 10 minutes | published on 05/29/2015
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In this episode we examine how we can leverage the NSDateComponents class to convert a set of individual date parts like month, day, year into an actual NSDate

Testing with Quick

Episode #170 | 16 minutes | published on 05/21/2015
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In this episode we talk about a Swift testing framework called Quick. Quick offers a familiar BDD style syntax, some really friendly matchers, as well as support for testing asynchronous parts of our code. We'll use a Ninja class as our example, testing initialization, equality, and an asynchronous method.

Road Trip DJ - Part 14 (Final)

Episode #169 | 21 minutes | published on 05/14/2015
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In this episode we wrap up our long Road Trip DJ Series. We resume testing on the device, uncovering and fixing an auto-layout issue, working with the music players events to keep our UI in sync, implementing a song progress indicator and implementing scrubbing. Phew!

Road Trip DJ - Part 13

Episode #168 | 10 minutes | published on 05/14/2015
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In this episode we fix up the scrollbar, handle taps and update the active track, as well as adding a background color to the active row.

Road Trip DJ - Part 12

Episode #167 | 13 minutes | published on 04/30/2015
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In this episode I do some deep auto-layout constraint debugging with Reveal, and discuss how to make our header resize based on the device we're running on.

Road Trip DJ - Part 11

Episode #166 | 20 minutes | published on 04/23/2015
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In this episode I address the usability concerns of our toolbar buttons. I removed the bar button item spacing elements and instead use auto layout to control the size of the buttons. We also add a visual indicator of how wide each button is when you tap it, and fix the play/pause state of the middle button.

Road Trip DJ - Part 10

Episode #165 | 9 minutes | published on 04/17/2015
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In this episode we adapt MPMediaItem to our PlaylistItem protocol and fix some issues related to running on the device. We add play/pause functionality, and discuss the issue of hit area on our toolbar buttons.

Road Trip DJ - Part 9

Episode #164 | 8 minutes | published on 04/09/2015
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In this episode I fix a couple of bugs and fix the transition animation for the header view by leveraging UIView snapshotting.

Road Trip DJ - Part 8

Episode #163 | 12 minutes | published on 04/06/2015
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In this episode we fix the playlist header at the top, first by a custom collection view layout, then by simply using a custom view at the top.

Road Trip DJ - Part 7

Episode #162 | 14 minutes | published on 03/26/2015
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In this episode we wire up the next / previous track buttons and modify which track is currently shown in the header. We also encounter an unexpected issue when comparing signed and unsigned integers.

Road Trip DJ - Part 6

Episode #161 | 18 minutes | published on 03/19/2015
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In this episode we make a custom collection view header to prominently display the currently playing track. We also fix up some auto layout issues from the last episode.