This week, we have a fine mixture of articles with topics such as Swift, Apple APIs, Xcode, and more.
Face ID security guide released We all have many unanswered questions about the new iPhone X security mechanism. Is it more reliable than Touch ID? What’s the false-positive rate? Will it still work in total darkness? You’ll find the answers to these and many other pressing questions in the new Apple document and on their support page.
Most of the time, caches are an avoided topic in the mobile development community. We have these powerful devices with growing minimal capacity… 🛑 Don’t go down that route, respect your user’s resources. Even if they don’t notice it, the reward is that they won’t curse you either.
Yet another great use of ARKit – this time we’re charmed by the solver of our beloved Sudoku.
Deep dive into mysterious
ulp – how it’s connected to floating point numbers and Swift.
The sooner an implementation issue is found, the cheaper it is to fix; we agree with Shashikant on that. As it could be seen on WWDC 2017, Apple encourages developers to take care of code reliability by introducing more and more Xcode modules to help. This week, let’s take a look at Address Sanitizer, Thread Sanitizer, Undefined Behaviour Sanitizer, Main Thread Checker, and how to enable them locally as well as on a CI server.
A pretty neat trick that finally allows you to preview rendered Markdown directly in Xcode; previously, this was reserved for Playgrounds.
Basics, gotchas and use cases of generic constraints in the latest Swift.
Swift 4 migration is always highly appreciated and new algorithms are nothing to sneeze at.
No matter how revolutionary and desirable your idea is, if you’re not able to say something about it, people’s interest may dwindle. The discussed storytelling seems like a great strategy to appeal to human nature.
Short but interesting insight into events that drove Facebook to change the licences of its open source projects.
I don’t feel pressure to build my reputation level on Stack Overflow. 😅 But even if we don’t consider it a life or death issue, this article is pretty accurate.
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