Season's Greetings, NSHipsters!
As the year winds down, and we take a moment to reflect on our experiences over the past months, one thing is clear: 2014 has been an incredible year professionally for Apple developers. So much has happened in such a short timespan, and yet it's hard to remember our relationship to Objective-C before Swift, or what APIs could have captivated our imagination as much as iOS 8 or WatchKit.
It's an NSHipster tradition to ask you, dear readers, to send in your favorite tips and tricks from the past year for publication over the New Year's holiday. This year, with the deluge of new developments—both from Cupertino and the community at large—there should be no shortage of interesting tidbits to share.
Submit your favorite piece of Swift or Objective-C trivia, framework arcana, hidden Xcode feature, or anything else you think is cool, and you could have it featured in the year-end blowout article. Just comment on this gist below!
If you're wondering about what to post, look to past year's write-ups for inspiration (2014, 2013).
I can't wait to see what you all send in!
Given the fact that literals are most of the time associated with numbers and collections, I often forget that they work for UTF8-encoded
NULL-terminated C-strings as well, especially when I write code using the runtime:
It is namely quite amusing that:
is something I so easily forget, especially since this boxing syntax is totally natural.