Author: Ravi Shankar

  • How to Create a ViewModel with Dummy Data for UI Testing

    In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a ViewModel and loading it with dummy data from a JSON file for UI testing. This will help you test your UI with realistic data without relying on a network or external data source. Step 1: Define the Data Model First, create a struct…

  • What are the common data formats that REST can use?

    REST (Representational State Transfer) is not limited to using JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) for data exchange. REST is an architectural style for designing networked applications and APIs that can use various formats for representing data. While JSON is a popular choice due to its simplicity and ease of use, other formats can also be used…

  • Comparing REST and Alternatives

    The concept of REST (Representational State Transfer) is often contrasted with other architectural styles or protocols for building APIs. While there isn’t a direct “opposite” of REST, there are several alternative approaches and protocols that serve as different paradigms for designing APIs. Here are some of the main alternatives: SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) GraphQL…

  • Understanding REST and HTTP: Making API Calls in iOS with Swift

    In the world of web and mobile development, you’ll often hear terms like REST and HTTP. These concepts are fundamental to building robust applications that communicate with servers over the internet. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between REST and HTTP and learn how to make API calls in iOS using Swift.…

  • How to Request Users to Leave a Review and Rating in Your iOS App

    Encouraging users to leave a review and rating for your app can boost its ranking in the App Store and attract more downloads. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use the SKStoreReviewController to request reviews and ratings in the Expense Split app. Step 1: Importing the StoreKit Framework First, import the StoreKit framework…

  • Introduction to Debugging in Swift

    Debugging is an essential skill for any developer, and mastering it can greatly improve the quality and reliability of your software. In Swift development, understanding how to effectively debug can save you hours of frustration and help you quickly resolve issues. This blog post serves as a beginner’s guide to debugging in Swift, covering fundamental…

  • Effective Logging Practices in Swift

    In the world of software development, logging is an invaluable tool for diagnosing issues, understanding application behaviour, and ensuring system reliability. For Swift developers, implementing an effective logging strategy can dramatically simplify the process of maintaining and debugging applications, especially after deployment. This blog post explores the importance of logging in Swift applications, how to…

  • Accessibility in iOS: Making Apps Inclusive with SwiftUI

    In today’s digital age, ensuring that apps are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, is not just a courtesy—it’s a necessity. Accessibility is about designing your apps to support the needs of people who experience disabilities such as limited vision, hearing difficulties, or motor impairments. Apple’s SwiftUI framework is equipped with powerful tools that…