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Swift (was) for TensorFlow
Sad news this week that the Swift/Tensorflow project is shutting down. While this project was significant and its archival is a loss, in my opinion, it's not the end of the world. I know the plan was "world domination", but if something tries to be all things to all people, can it be the best at anything? As an iOS and macOS developer, I'm not sure that this will have any negative impact and may even potentially turn out to be positive.
It's important to note here that I'm not trying to say that this work wasn't valuable, and I'm certainly not trying to devalue any person's contributions. I extend my thanks to everyone who worked on Swift for TensorFlow, just like I do for the Swift open-source project, the Swift Package Manager projects, the internal teams at Apple, and anyone else who moves things forward.
fastlane and the Upcoming Two-Step/Two-Factor Enforcement
Josh Holtz with a great post that you should read if you're using fastlane at all, but especially if you're using fastlane in a CI environment! The two-factor/two-step changes that Apple will start to enforce this month are the right thing to do but will impact your CI.
Nested Observable Objects in SwiftUI
I recently came across precisely the issue that Joe Heck discusses in this post, and if you've used SwiftUI, you'll likely have hit the same problem with nested observable objects not updating. He goes through what might seem like a sensible approach to fixing it but ends with sound advice about keeping things simple.
Dive into CFRunLoop
This post from RY Zheng is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the run loop. If you've always wondered, "Oh, I've heard of a run loop" but never dug any deeper, this will give you what you need. However, even if you're a world expert on the subject, you'll probably learn something!
The lesser-known Dictionary initializers in Swift
I enjoyed this article from Leonardo Maia Pugliese. Did you know there were seven ways to make a dictionary in Swift?
URLSessionConfiguration Quick Guide
I remember really struggling with session configuration the first few times I had to do it. I wish this great guide from Keith Harrison had existed then, but at least it exists now! 🎉
24 Quick Xcode Tips
When I saw Paul Hudson posting short Xcode videos on Twitter a while ago, I hoped he'd put them all together into a single video, and here it is! The one that blew my mind when I first learned it is pressing delete in the search results list. 🤯 I use that all the time. There are 23 other great tips in this video, though!
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It doesn't matter how good it gets, habits are hard to break. 😂
In my comment last week, I said:
Rarely is anyone this wrong this quickly. 😂 It appears that Apple is starting to reject apps based on pricing concerns. As I mentioned last week, this is easy to do in extreme cases but can lead down a slippery slope.
Of course, this screenshot is an isolated case, and like many things related to App Review, it could be an anomaly or an over-zealous reviewer. I'll be watching closely for more reports of this type of rejection, though.
UPDATE: Thanks to David Barnard for pointing me at that fact that this isn't a new rejection, so this is not a change in policy, it looks like it's been happening for a while.Dave Verwer