While building my “Follow Me” application, I got to learn a new programming language in quite a while. Swift 4 is new to me. I’m a super huge fan of Python. I’ve done Java for about 20 years professionally. This was the first time it took me a ‘while’ to understand some things. It also could be since it’s a non-web based UI application. I mean, I’m used to a ‘main’ function that kicks off everything. Even building a python UI, I started with a __main__ function. This one, I don’t. I get some sort of storyboard with a first responder. Alright, I’m rambling.
One of the challenges I had was finding examples for Mac OS based (OSX) applications. EVERYTHING seemed to be build for iOS. I get it. iOS is super duper more popular than Mac OS/OSX, but, I worked through it.
Thankfully, switching classes that start with UI to NS made a lot of the examples work!
Check out the first project: