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From Objective-C to Swift: thoughts and hints

In this article I want to share with you some of the thoughts I had along the way during my transition from Objective-C to Swift. I’ll try to give you hints and I’ll discuss the main pitfalls, trying to compare, when possible, the different approaches of these two languages. So without further ado let’s dive [...]

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Learn to love Auto Layout… programmatically

The last months were quite intense. Nicola and I, have released an iOS App for a client that right now is heavily featured in the Italian App Store, I’m planning a trip to Japan (actually, my girlfriend is…) and I’ve started a new personal iOS project. Nonetheless, I’m ready to continue on our journey with [...]

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Learn to love Auto Layout

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s start this tutorial with the right mindset: Auto Layout is SIMPLE! It took me a while to grasp how Auto Layout works and now, looking back, I get that I’ve absolutely overestimated the problem. In this article I’m going to introduce some basic aspects and some tricks that I’m sure will [...]

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Interactive Transitions

It’s been a while and after some long due time off I’m finally back with a new iOS tutorial. I wanted to add some more details to my previous post showing you how to implement an interactive transition and that’s exactly what I’m going to do with this article! This short video shows a preview [...]

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iOS 7 Custom transitions

The release of iOS 7 is a breath of fresh air for both development and aesthetics (which I personally love). We can finally create stunning animations for our apps, so I think it’s time to write about how to do it. If you remember my previous post about custom transitions you already know the hard [...]