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Demystifying Retain Cycles in ARC

Retain cycles in ARC are kind of like a Japanese B-horror movie. When you start as a Cocoa/Cocoa Touch developer, you don't even bother about their existence.

Tutorial: Building your own custom IBDesignable view: a UITextView with placeholder

One of the more powerful features introduced with XCode 6 and iOS 8 is the possibility to design, build and integrate custom controls directly in

Swift 1.2 is here

Yesterday, Apple published a new blog post, announcing the release of XCode 6.3 beta and iOS 8.3 beta. Apart from some welcomed performance and stability

Avoid blurriness in CATextLayer text

I was working today on a custom UIView that performed some text animations on layers using CATextLayer, and I noticed that my text was being

Membership of custom objects in Swift Arrays and Dictionaries

It's been a long since I wrote something. One of my loved ones is going through some health problems and I was forced to leave work aside to

Memory Management in Swift: A lost opportunity for Apple

Swift was released to the public at the WWDC 2014 to general surprise. The language has since revolutionized the iOS/Mac OS X programming scene, due

Swift: a programming language in evolution

One of the most surprising announcements of the WWDC14 was Swift, the new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. I have to say I