Going to ServerSide.swift 2018

The first conference in the world to focus on server-side Swift We (the Vapor team at Nodes) were excited when we heard that a conference focusing on server-side Swift was announced. We did get the news a bit early since the conference is run by Tim Condon, Martin Lasek and...

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Android WorkManager

WorkManager is a new API in Android Architecture Components introduced in the Google I/O 2018. It simplifies and makes it much easier to do work on background threads. The WorkManager schedules tasks as instances of the Worker class and can schedule these workers based on certain conditions which you can...

Android
Book a test drive with Siri Shortcuts (a Siri Shortcuts intro)

Earlier this summer at WWDC 2018, Apple announced Siri Shortcuts, a new Siri feature that will allow you to extend your app’s capabilities by building custom voice actions.

iOS
Getting started with Vapor 3

Vapor has been our go-to framework when we develop backend solutions at Nodes since January 2017. A lot has happened during the past year, especially when we saw Vapor 2 got released back in May. Our overall opinion is that Vapor 2 has been a mature and a fairly feature-rich...

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Google Cast

Today, on the App Store, you are able to find a rapidly increasing number of apps that will allow their users to watch video content. There might come a time when you will have to develop such an app, and functionality like Google Cast and AirPlay is not only nice...

iOS
URLComponents

When writing mobile apps, more often than not we have to communicate with a backend to get some data to present to the user.

iOS
Making a Presentation Application with Google Nearby Messages & Firebase

Here at Nodes, we regularly run events and give presentations. We wanted to use technology to make these more accessible and enhance these events for people who attend, and smooth out the event process entirely the only way we know how; making applications!

iOS
App accelerators

The competition in the mobile app industry gets bigger and bigger so we have to deliver better and better apps to keep the users hooked. Extra niceness goes a long way in user retention and introducing app accelerators is a great example because it’s not just about looks it’s also...

iOS
Vapor code generation with Sourcery

Swift is a relatively new language in the server realm that brings a lot of nice changes, such as type safety and compilation. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Swift’s poor metaprogramming can introduce a huge amount of boilerplate into Swift projects, including Vapor projects.

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