Open Source Updates for Swift Projects - Issue #7 - Lady of the 80's
Thank you for being so patient, I know it's been a while but here is the 7th issue of the bi-weekly newsletter “Open Source Updates for Swift Projects”. Learn about new projects and innovations of popular projects that help you as a Swift / iOS developer.
In this issue, I include free projects and initiatives even if they are not strictly open-source. I made a judgment call and might continue it unless I hear from you otherwise.
I’d love to receive your input and suggestions to include in this newsletter. Please share them with me via email.
Explore Swift In Your Browser
http://online.swiftplayground.run/ allows you to explore the Swift language (5.7) from your browser without any local installation.
Recently Marcin created version 1.0.0 on GitHub, which is a great reminder that there is a free option to explore Swift. Also a big shoutout to Flow Cloud Platform for the hosting support!
I'd like to thank @FlowSwiss for continue support of the online.swiftplayground.run project by offering free-of-charge Mac hosting that runs the Swift machinery behind the scenes. This is why this website is still free for everyone who wants to try @SwiftLang
— Marcin Krzyzanowski (@krzyzanowskim)
Sep 29, 2022
Keep Secrets Out Of Source Code
Provides a convenient way to keep secrets out of source code
Encrypts Secrets when they are at rest in your applications binary
Provides convenient access through global Secrets
Run as manual Script, SPM plugin or Xcode plugin
Less than 250 lines of Swift
Use a .env bash script to export Secrets you want available to your source code.
Using this plugin the following Swift code is generated and available directly to your targets source code, no need for an import.
I didn't use the Swift package yet, but it is on my list to try out.
P.S. If you build a command-line tool with SwiftPM and you don't want to commit secrets then another option is to read environment variables from your local .env file. Below you find the link to my blog post about this topic.
Learn how to pass secrets from your .env file to your Swift Package and how to access them in Swift.
Learn From An Amazing App
Search your entire photo library in split seconds.
Find in real-time using the camera.
Create lists of allergies and find unwanted ingredients instantly.
Organize photos with stars.
Look for multiple terms at the same time.
Runs 100% offline. No servers, nothing weird going on.
Tons of customizable settings.
You will find the code for quite some interesting UI controls like
Animated tab bar: 100% SwiftUI
Swipeable search bar: Made with UIKit (custom collection view flow layout)
Zoom control: 100% SwiftUI
List editor: Mostly UIKit with a bit of SwiftUI thrown in
Autogenerated settings view: Almost entirely SwiftUI. It's searchable too!
A bunch of UI that I made this year are now open-source! Here's my favorite ones.
— Andrew Zheng (@aheze0)
Oct 25, 2022
iOS CI Resources
Pol Piella is publishing a fortnightly independent newsletter gathering all updates and news about Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery from the iOS community.
This newsletter will include interviews, tutorials, and even memes about CI!
It's free so there is no excuse not to subscribe :)
iOS CI Newsletter - A fortnightly independent newsletter gathering all updates and news about Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery from the iOS comm
Easy App Localization
, a tool for Indie Developers to localize their iOS apps, looks pretty strong in terms of functionality but it also has fabulous in-app onboarding help and YouTube instructional videos 👍👍👍
— Marco Eidinger 🧑🏻💻 (@MarcoEidinger)
Oct 12, 2022
I’ve been checking out @ReMafoX_App recently which has some handy features, including translation suggestions from Amazon.
By far the best feature though is their easy handling of localised pluralisations! Not seen another app make it so easy.
— James Sherlock (@JamesSherlouk)
Oct 25, 2022
The app is not open-source, but I decided to include this project in my newsletter because