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Automatically resolve Xcode project file conflicts

Xcode project files are complex and not meant to be human-readable, so they can be scary to merge. When there’s a conflict, it’s never fun.

The tool Kintsugi intends to automatically solve these conflicts for you “99.9% of the time.”

πŸ‘‰Automatically merging conflicts in Xcode project files | github

The name Kintsugi (ι‡‘ηΆ™γŽ) is well-chosen, meaning “the art of repairing broken pottery by mending it with gold.” 🀯

Another interesting note: this project relies on a framework called Xcodeproj that lets you create and modify Xcode project files automatically. That sounds likes a better alternative than a homespun shell script. πŸ‘

via iOS Dev Weekly

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Introducing Swift Collections

Swift Collections is out with some new collection-oriented extensions on the Swift language as a companion to Swift Algorithms and Swift Numerics.

πŸ‘‰ Introducing Swift Collections | github

Swift Collections gives you hybrid collection types like Deque, which is an array with “efficient insertions and removals at both ends”, OrderedSet, which is a “powerful hybrid of an Array and a Set”, and OrderedDictionary (like the actual dictionary).

And of course, they’re efficient. Now go forth and collect in new ways!

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Swift Algorithms

Apple announced an open-source algorithms project with some very over-the-top, flashy language. πŸ˜‰

I’m excited to announce Swift Algorithms, a new open-source package of sequence and collection algorithms, along with their related types.

πŸ‘‰ Announcing Swift Algorithms

This library seems to be a sort of farm league for things that might make it to big leagues of the Swift Standard Library eventually.

Swift Algorithms lets you do just about anything you can think of with a collection (or two). It lets you do stuff like rotate [10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60] to [30, 40, 50, 60, 10, 20], or find all possible permutations of [10, 20, 30], and lots of other things like chunking, random sampling, etc. Fun. πŸ€“

Via iOS Dev Weekly.

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All the Public APIs

First off, it’s cool that there is a list of free, public APIs you can use on your own project. IMHO, this is the way to get started on writing an interesting app because you don’t have to host anything or write a backend.

πŸ‘‰ Public APIs: A collective list of free APIs for use in software and web development

And the funny thing as that the Public APIs has its own public API. πŸ€―πŸ˜†

πŸ‘‰ Public API for Public APIs

Is the Public APIs API in the Public APIs list? I dare you to check.

You can also check this blog for my own humble collection of APIs. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ