Me: “Why is my SwiftUI view not updating when the model changes?”

The initialisers of Views in SwiftUI have some surprising and obscure behaviours related to state. If you’ve used SwiftUI at all you will likely have discovered this.

In addition, the rules around how properties that are wrapped with Property Wrappers are accessed are interesting when inside the initialiser of the type. It is this latter issue that bit me. Read more →

How I added a Siri Shortcut to an existing app in under an hour* using the open source framework Flint

I take you through the real journey I took to add Flint to an existing app, so that I could add Siri Shortcuts and get the app released in the store. Read more →

My visit to iOSDevUK 2018

This year I experienced my first [iOSDevUK conference]( — a conference that takes place by the sea in Aberystwyth in Wales. I really enjoyed myself and the team who put the conference on do a great job. As someone with tricky food needs I particularly appreciated the attention they paid to this! Read more →

Cool new things the WWDC 2018 Keynote could bring to the Flint framework

I’ll be honest, at first I felt there were not many exciting things at this WWDC. Personally I am very happy to see the new notifications improvements and Siri shortcuts, and I can verify after running … Read more →

Hacking my shell prompt so I make fewer mistakes working with Xcode projects

Making mistakes is how we learn. But not all mistakes are equal, and making the same one over and over is not learning. Often I run two or more different Xcode builds on the same … Read more →