Function Currying in Swift

Function Currying in Swift The concept of currying is that instead of accepting multiple arguments, a function accepts only one, and returns a function which acepts the remaining arguments. The returned function will also accept only one argument, and returns another function. This process continues until all arguments are exhausted and we are left only with a single return value.…

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Functional Programming in Swift

Thoughts on Functional Programming in Swift Like most of you, I have to use Objective-C at my day job. I could only craft my Swift skills at night. Swift is not a purely functional language. It can be use imperatively because all frameworks from Apple are written in Objective-C at the time of writing. However, it is also functional, learning…

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Fun with CAShapeLayer

CAShapeLayer is a specialized subclass of CALayer that draws itself using the shape you define via the path property. path is an instance of CGPath. We could leverage the convenient UIBezierPath APIs to create a path, and then retrieve the CGPath from it. Besides all the animatable properties inherited from CALayer, there are other animatable properties that let you control…

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Core Data in Swift Tutorial (Part 3)

This post compatible with Xcode 6.3 Beta, Updated on February 16, 2014 This is part three of a tutorial series covering the usage of Core Data in Swift to write iOS apps with persistence. If you haven't read part one yet, read that first. If you really want to get your feet wet, my Swift book which is now available…

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Core Data in Swift Tutorial (Part 2)

This post compatible with Xcode 6.3, Updated on February 16, 2015 This is part two of a tutorial series covering the usage of Core Data in Swift to write iOS apps with persistence. If you haven't read part one yet, read that first. If you really want to get your feet wet, my Swift book which is now available for…

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