Welcome to issue #39, the last one in 2022. I wish you wonderful holidays, and see you on January 5 👋
Supporting webp images with PHPicker
Are you using
PHPickerViewController for photo library imports, and access images using
loadObject(ofClass:)? It turns out, this method doesn't support some image formats, such as
webp images. You can use
loadDataRepresentation(forTypeIdentifier: "public.image", completionHandler:) instead.
Equality vs Identity
=== different from
=== checks if it's the same instance, and is available only for classes. But why do we almost never have to use it?
UIViewControllers, etc) get a default
Equatable conformance that uses Objective-C's
isEqual: , which in turn compares instances, like
=== would. So when writing checks like
if sender == myButton, we actually mean
===, but can save one character thanks to Swift's interoperability with Objective-C.
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More formatter coolness
I can't stop being amazed by all the different features available in formatters out of the box:
Readable large numbers
We can arbitrarily add
_'s inside any type of number literal - integers, floats or even hex numbers:
My top 5 tips
I teamed up with Vincent to record a 20 min. video where I share my top tips to improve your Swift code. Some of them have been featured in the newsletter earlier, but some have not:
- Avoiding Retain Cycles with Combine or RxSwift
- Typesafe Identifiers
- Managing Complex UI States
- Never Forget to Call a Completion Handler
- Simplifying UI Code with Layout Margins
- Typesafe Strings and Images
If you haven't seen the video yet, do check it out ☺️
Alright, that's it for today! Thank you to Codelime for sponsoring this issue.
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Happy holidays 🕎🎄