Throughout history, “journal clubs” of like-minded explorers would meet regularly to express ideas, critique academic and scientific literature, and commiserate about the follies of machines and humans.

Small Planet engineers have gloriously embraced this format, sharing iOS development hacks, discussing challenges, picking them apart, and spinning off new ideas, all in an effort to become better at what we do.

Treats and Tricks in Xcode

Including: Secret second clipboards, opening files in “modern” Xcode, copying and pasting shortcuts, collapsing and expanding your view, quickly creating comment blocks, and more.

Environmental Awareness

What are environment values in SwiftUI exactly, why do you want to use them, and how do you use them?

Strings Attached

A short, bite-sized intro to attributed strings in SwiftUI.

Combine Bug Showdown

A quick look at some simple Combine-related code that shines some light on a very particular ecosystem, and offers a little bug eradication.

The Secret Door in Xcode

For a long time, we missed a secret door in Xcode. No longer!

Some View

It was a few months before we noticed “Some View” hanging out in the body. What does it mean and what does it do?