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Five GitHub Repos to Level Up Your Swift Skills

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As developers, we know you’re always working to level up your skills - even if that may seem like a daunting task. This year at MacStadium, we’re working on many improvements across the board. And to kick off 2021 right, we tapped into the minds of a few of our developers in the community and asked what their favorite GitHub repos were for Swift - either to learn something new or brush up on a skill they already had. Here are our five favorite repos for leveling up your Swift skills.

1. ochococo/Design-Patterns-In-Swift

Design patterns are blueprints for solving commonly occurring problems in software design. They can be tweaked to solve problems that might appear unique in a known and proven way. The advantage of using design patterns is two-fold. Your code will be more efficient when it runs, and it will be more readable to developers who come into the project later, as they will likely recognize the pattern(s) you have chosen.

Design Patterns in Swift offers a slew of practical examples of Behavioral, Creational, and Structural design patterns for your review. Once you’re done there, be sure to check out the following bonus resource to level up your Swift even further: https://refactoring.guru/design-patterns

2. sanketfirodiya/iOS-learning-resources

A comprehensive collection of the best iOS articles and blogs. Resources indexed here range from application architecture to UI best practices to a massive collection of curated tutorials.

Although a fair portion of the list is Objective-C based, there are still plenty of gems here for the Swift enthusiast.

3. waynewbishop/SwiftStructures

Data structures and algorithms as expressed in Swift. Here, you’ll find a variety of algorithms and data structures explicitly demonstrated in Swift.

Largely speaking, the content illustrated here is widely documented in other languages or pseudo-code. This collection, however, offers explicit examples in Swift. While doing so, it also offers an introduction to Swift-specific features such as optionals, extensions, protocols, and generics.

4. exyte/Macaw-Examples

Macaw is a powerful and easy-to-use vector graphics library written in Swift. It offers a reduction in UI  development time by describing all graphics in high-level scene elements.

Macaw-Examples offers a collection of six complete interface option examples. It requires iOS/macOS 8.0+ and Xcode 8.0+.

5. soapyigu/Swift-30-Projects

If the above whet your appetite but you're still looking for something meaty to sink your teeth into, check out this collection of 30 Swift projects, each with a README and screenshots.

Build your skills and your portfolio of quality code with this wide-spanning collection of Swift example projects. Selected projects include a functional scale for weighing items on the screen of your phone, a slew of social platform integrations, and “Interests,” a project that demonstrates the Carousel UI feature.

TL;DR

These are just a few examples of fantastic repos you can find on GitHub to help take your skillset up a notch. We hope that some of our favorite repos inspire you. Have a favorite not on this list? Let us know in our MacStadium Community Slack. We would love to hear from you!


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