Boost Productivity with Showcase-driven Development for Mobile or Front-end App

In recent years, I’ve built many React Native mobile apps and React front-end apps. I kinda like the idea of React component, it’s really nice you have a clean interface for UI views and make them pretty predictable and reusable. Besides React, the most exciting thing I’ve learned from the community is actually Storybooks. I think it’s a game changer and the same idea can be also applied to native iOS development and other UI-based apps, and it can boost development productivity greatly and also bring many other great benefits.

How UIPushBehavior instantaneous mode works

Today I worked with UIKit Dynamics for implementing some physical based UI effects. It’s the first time I use it, I was really impressived how easy it is to bring awesome physical UI effects in your app. Usually physical engines only available in games, but it’s really cool that Apple brings this kind of technology to iOS environment just for building UI.

UICollectionView invalid number of items crash problem and solution

Recently, I am working on an iOS project that has an UICollectionView in it. For updating items in the collection, I wrote code like this

MVVM with ReactiveCocoa 4 - Why and How (part 1)

I started GUI programming with Visual Basic 6.0, then I learned how to use Microsoft MFC with C++, a while later I switched to Python and working with wxPython, which is a Python port for wxWidget. It has been more than ten years since I started working on GUI software. Recently I started working on iOS / OS X App projects in Swift, and interestingly I found that the essentials of building GUI apps are not changing too much, so are the problems I’ve been seeing so far. Despite we are still facing the same problems for developing GUI app, the good thing about software technology is that the solutions always improve over time, there is always new things to learn.