April 17, 2023

Automating your iOS App Development Workflow: Continuous Deployment with GitHub Actions

In agile software development, continuous deployment is key to collect user feedback leading to more reliable and successful iOS apps. Still, deploying to AppStore Connect is challenging due to managing signing certificates, provisioning profiles, and build numbers. In this article, we'll explore how to automate this process, allowing you to release your apps with a single button press.

April 10, 2023

Automating your iOS App Development Workflow: Continuous Testing with GitHub Actions

Are you striving to iterate quickly to deliver new features, all while ensuring the reliability and performance of your iOS application? Efficient workflows are key to achieving this goal. In this article, we'll explore how we can leverage the power of GitHub Actions to automate testing as part of the continuous integration process for iOS applications.

November 13, 2022

Story Numbers in Commit Messages: Leveraging the power of Git Hooks

Especially in large software projects with many developers involved, it is best practice to include the story number from the ticket system like Jira or Azure DevOps in every commit. This will let you refer to the original requirements quickly and see how the team thought about the feature, bug fix or release when it was developed. Still, manually adding the number to every commit is cumbersome. Hence, today, we will learn how to automatically derive the story number from the branch name and automate that procedure using Git Commit Hooks.

March 16, 2022

AsyncResourceView: Simplified Resource Loading

Modern apps heavily rely on resources that are received over the network, and hence may be affected by connectivity issues or data loss. If, for example, you travel by train within Germany, you may be surprised how often you will experience radio gaps or interruptions due to weak cellular reception. Hence, we as developers have to design our apps to include feedback when an action takes longer than expected and offer the ability to retry the action in case that it failed. This way, we can make our apps stand out, since they can cope with conditions that are far from optimal. AsyncResourceView offers a consistent way to deal with loading as well as error states in SwiftUI applications. This way, developers can focus on features rather than writing repetitive error-prone code.

March 9, 2021

Building a native macOS app using SwiftUI and Combine

Have you ever been asked to put together the list of licenses of all frameworks that are used within your iOS, iPad OS, or macOS app? Manually completing this task quickly becomes tedious but may be required due to legal- or customer requests. To mitigate this issue, I developed Licenses, a native macOS app that automates this procedure by collecting and exporting your licenses into a single spreadsheet (CSV) file.