Swift Tips #1: Extra padding problem on UITextView?

Sometimes when you integrate a design, you need things to be square, everything aligned: buttons, title, images, textView… But wait, what’s that extra padding on the UITextView? You may have tried to print the contentOffset or contentInset without success. That’s not it. However, all your problems can be solved in one line, and here it is:

I wouldn’t call it exactly straight forward, so this is a memo for me and tip for you :)

UIFont not responding or nil

My font does not respond and it says nil when I print it? What’s happening here? Actually, if your UIFont happens to be nil, it’s maybe because you’re not calling it properly! Haha, very funny, I know, but let’s have a look at happened to me recently. Here is what I did: I imported “MyFont-Regular.ttf” and “MyFont-bold.ttf” in Xcode. I set the constants with the font name.

And I set the font to that label in the view:

and … nothing happened, well, the label was displayed but not as wanted. I expected something like label2 and label1 happened. … Continue reading UIFont not responding or nil

SFSafariViewController and OAuth – the Instagram example

I think, as a developer, I’ve never been so excited and frustrated at the same time by the same thing. Sorry for the non-tech reading that, you can stop here, it’s fine ;) My oh-so-frustrating thing is the brand new SFSafariViewController introduced in WWDC 2015, and especially its interaction with OAuth. If you are reading this article, you have probably watched WWDC’s session 504: Introduction to Safari View Controller. And you’ve probably browsed through a lot of articles arguing the pros and cons of SFSafariViewController. Here, I would like to jump straight to the “Web-based authentication” section, when Ricky Mondello … Continue reading SFSafariViewController and OAuth – the Instagram example

A Swift guide for iOS beginners

A couple of years ago I was a full stack web developer, from database to front-end. Then I had the opportunity to switch to mobile. Thanks to my mentor who pointed me to the best resources ever (Stanford University lectures), I could learn everything I needed pretty quickly and efficiently. It is now my turn to share with you what I believe are good references for beginners. Unfortunately, learning a new language alongside with a new development environment and a different way of thinking doesn’t come overnight. Forget about the Matrix style, uploading iOS Kung-fu lessons right to your brain … Continue reading A Swift guide for iOS beginners