Speeding up development: a collection of tips

Speeding up development to increase productivity can bring you a lot. You’ll work more efficient, deliver faster, and you’ll feel better. Speeding up as an iOS developer was the talk title of my presentations I gave at Swift Heroes, GDG Coimbra, and CocoaHeads NL. To summarize my talk, an overview of one of the best tips I can … 

 

Danger plugins to speed up code reviews

Danger plugins can help improve something we do every day: code reviews. Code reviews inside pull requests help you to keep the code quality high. However, it’s often that a comment contains feedback which could have been automated. Some examples: Missing documentation You might want to use weak self here Avoid using Force casts Although it … 

 

Speeding up with Xcode Behaviors

Xcode behaviors can change the way how Xcode responds to certain events. Default behaviors help you already by showing for example the debug navigator when hitting a breakpoint, but they can speed you up a lot more. A list of behaviors which are not enabled by default. Starting point is the behaviors tab which can … 

 

Measure the performance of code in Swift

It’s important in any type of programming language to know how to measure the performance of code as there are many different ways to write solutions and not every solution is as performant as the other. If a piece of code turns out to be slow in, for example, the results of the Time Profiler … 

 

Performance, functional programming and collections in Swift

Functional programming is often done in Swift and so easy that it could easily hit performance. Iterating over large collections and performing actions like filter or map is common and should be used wisely. Performance is often decreasing when these methods are combined, like a filter followed by first. A list of best practices. Prefer … 

 

SwiftLint valuable opt-in rules to improve your code

SwiftLint is a tool by Realm to enforce Swift style and conventions. It’s proven to be adopted by a lot of developer with over 10.000 stars on Github. 149 Rules are available for you to use from which a lot are enabled by default. In this post, we’re going over some valuable rules which are … 

 

Using the Network Link Conditioner Utility

The Network Link Conditioner on iOS and macOS enables you to test your app in networking conditions like your users might have while using your app. It allows you to simulate networking conditions like 3G, Edge or High Latency DNS. Using the Network Link Conditioner on iOS You can find a Networking section inside the … 

 

Build performance analysing in Xcode 10

Xcode 10 provides new ways to analyse your build performance. Gather valuable insights into your build performance using the new Build Timing Summary. Build performance insights with Build Timing Summary New in Xcode 10 is the Build with Timing Summary action. Running this action builds your project once shows a summary of the build and …