Using Swift techniques for Drawing

The long discussion on is Code an Art or a Science will continue for years to come because there will always be two sides to it and I am not attempting to join or fuel that discussion. However, I feel that in my lifetime I have been lucky to get exposure to a whole lot […]

The  Watch – Deploying an app

It’s more than a year since the  watch was released, however I bit the bullet and got my hands onto (or rather a watch on my hand). While I can write about how useful the  watch is or how can we use it effectively, this article is all about developing for the  […]

Validating Strings for Numbers

Swift is gaining popularity with Developers and as companies are considering Swift for their projects. Over a period since the publication of my Swift book (at Swift v1.2) there are many that keep up to date with the new features in Swift and there are those that are now considering the move to Swift or […]

Convert Binary String to Integer

How do you convert Binary String to it’s Integer Value? There are many approaches to convert Binary strings to Integers. One approach could be to iterate through all of the characters in the string and add the value of 2 raised to the power of the index.

My Wishlist for Playgrounds

Apple Playgrounds are amazing and for those that are using it know how it works best for them. Some use it for algorithms, some for testing code, etc. One of the reasons that I think playgrounds is important is the integration. The integration of commentary and code that make it seem more like an interactive […]

Chaining cout in swift like C++

In an earlier article, we discussed the possibility of adding a cout like functionality in Swift as seen in C++ (http://swift.oz-apps.com/2015/04/using-a-cout/). There were a couple of impediments that prevented the full functionality of our cout function. Let us revisit that and add chaining

The ever changing nature of Swift and how to keep up with it

If you learned a language, that was it, you did not have to re-learn the same. There could have been additions or extensions to the language but it would not have changed. Welcome to the future, nothing is constant and nothing is static. Though Swift is a production release, ie. you can use it in […]

WIP: Use Swift Arrays like Lua Tables

This is work in progress and there are somethings that Swift cannot do where as Lua excels with them. Since everything in a Lua table is a reference or a pointer, you can recursively add table to refer to subtables. You could also store functions in the tables and invoke them based on the key. […]

Tip: Creating an Int from a String in Swift

Talking to a couple of developers over various mediums about Swift has had mixed results. However one thing that came up again and again was that it is a little confusing. While confusing in the literal sense would not be the correct word. So let me elaborate the issue first.