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  • Core Data and SwiftUI

    In the previous post, I shared how you can create custom property wrappers that will work with SwiftUI’s view updating mechanism. I wrote that because I’ve got one other neat property wrapper to share, but understanding how it works requires knowing how to make custom wrappers. Now that I’ve got that out of the way…

  • Custom Property Wrappers for SwiftUI

    As I’ve been working with SwiftUI, I’ve come up with some custom property wrappers that I want to share with you. Most of these are property wrappers that can be easily accomplished using other approaches, but I like these for their expressivity.

  • Exploiting String Interpolation For Fun And For Profit

    A while ago I was playing around with Swift’s string interpolation functionality and come up with something cool I thought I’d share with you.

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 18: Wrapping Up

    Over the course of this series, we’ve started with a simple idea and taken it to some pretty fascinating places. The idea we started with is that a network layer can be abstracted out to the idea of “I send this request, and eventually I get a response”.

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 17: Brain Dump

    I was planning on having a few more posts on different loaders you can build using this architecture, but for the sake of “finishing” this series up, I’ve decided to forego a post-per-loader and instead highlight the main points of a few of them.

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 16: Composite Loaders

    So far we’ve built two different loaders that handle authentication, and it’s conceivable we’d want to build more to support others. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could encapsulate all of the “authentication” logic into a single loader?

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 15: OAuth

    The last post covered the basics of an OAuth flow: how we check to see if tokens, how we ask the user to log in, how we refresh the tokens, and so on. In this post we’re going to take that state machine and integrate it into an HTTPLoader subclass.

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 14: OAuth Setup

    While Basic Access authentication works for “basic” cases, it is far more common these days to see some form of OAuth used instead. There are some interesting advantages that OAuth has over Basic authentication, such as:

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 13: Basic Authentication

    HTTP requests to web apis frequently need to have some sort of credential to go with them. The simplest kind of authentication is Basic Access authentication, and in this post we’ll be adding this feature to our library.

  • HTTP in Swift, Part 12: Retrying

    Most networking libraries have the ability to automatically send a request again if the received response wasn’t quite what the client was looking for. Let’s add that to our library as well.