Swift Access Control – Private, Public and Internal

Access Control in swift, sounds like a 90’s hacker movie term right! Well in reality it is simply the idea of saying what can and cannot be accessed in a swift classes A simple example would be that you create a class for someone else to use and you have methods that you use internally and do not want to expose for use. Let’s take a look at these ideas.

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UIPickerView – Getting Started

There are some things you will most likely use a lot, it seems that one of those is the UIPickerView. This is pretty straight forward to start using, so let’s take a look.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a UIPickerView control and power it up with some simple data, this is just a place to start from, as always there is a long journey ahead. Another plus is that if you have not been exposed to delegation and protocols then you will be now 🙂

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Recommended iOS and Development Podcast List


I am an avid fan of Podcasts, they keep me entertained, informed and inspired throughout my day. I have listed below the Podcasts I like to listen too related to Swift, iOS, Apple and application development. They are in no particular order and cover a wide range of discussion and technical topics on the subject. I have been through a lot more over the years than are on this list, but these are the ones that made the cut in my iTunes library 🙂

I have included links to the feeds to make it easy for you to find them.

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Display an Alert or Action Sheet Using Swift in iOS 8

In this example I will show you how to make an alert appear in a Swift based iOS application. Very straight forward and something you are going to need at some point. For this example I will make an alert appear showing the text entered as the message along with two possible actions, one clears the text and the other is a simple cancel button.

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