Hi, my name is Donny

I'm a curious, passionate iOS Developer from The Netherlands who loves learning and sharing knowledge.

Take a look at my books

Practical Swift Concurrency

Learn everything you need to know to make optimal use of Swift Concurrency in your applications. This book covers everything from awaiting asynchronous method calls to building your own highly concurrent systems. It’s a great introduction for those looking to familiarize themselves with everything Swift Concurrency has to offer.

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Practical Combine

Practical Combine is a book aimed at intermediate to advanced developers who want to learn more about Apple's Combine framework. This book takes you all the way from the basics to building custom Combine publishers using Practical, useful examples that you can start using immediately.

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Practical Core Data

Practical Core Data is for intermediate to advanced developers who want to learn more about Core Data. Whether you're new to Core Data, or tried using it years ago, you'll find that Practical Core Data introduces you to all the essentials to get you up and running with the framework.

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Recent articles

Actor reentrancy in Swift explained

April 11, 2024

When you start learning about actors in Swift, you’ll find that explanations will always contain something along the lines of “Actors protect shared mutable state by making sure the actor only does one thing at a time”. As a single sentence summary of actors, this is great but it misses an important nuance. While it’s true that actors do only one thing at a time, they don’t always execute function calls atomically. In this post, we’ll explore the following: Exploring...

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Building a backend-driven paywall with RevenueCat

April 4, 2024

On of app development’s largest downsides (in my opinion) is that it’s frustratingly hard for developers to quickly iterate on an app’s core features due to the App Review process which can take anywhere between a few hours to a few days. As a result of this process, developers either need to ship their apps with A/B testing built in if they want to test multiple variations of a feature, they can iterate more slowly or they can opt to...

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Using closures for dependencies instead of protocols

April 2, 2024

It’s common for developers to leverage protocols as a means to model and abstract dependencies. Usually this works perfectly well and there’s really no reason to try and pretend that there’s any issue with this approach that warrants an immediate switch to something else. However, protocols are not the only way that we can model dependencies. Often, you’ll have a protocol that holds a handful of methods and properties that dependents might need to access. Sometimes, your protocol is injected...

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Building an AsyncSequence with AsyncStream.makeStream

March 25, 2024

A while ago I’ve published a post that explains how you can use AsyncStream to build your own asynchronous sequences in Swift Concurrency. Since writing that post, a new approach to creating AsyncStream objects has been introduced to allow for more convenience stream building. In this post, I’ll expand on what we’ve already covered in the previous post so that we don’t have to go over everything from scratch. By the end of this post you will understand the new...

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How to make sure your CI pipelines are always up to date?

March 12, 2024

When you work with CI, you’ll know how frustrating it can be when a CI server has versions of Xcode or other tools installed than the tools that you’re using. Especially major Xcode releases can be problematic. If your CI doesn’t have the same new versions available while your project uses recently released features which will lead your builds to fail. An obvious example of this would be when you start using features that are exclusive to the latest iOS...

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Everything you need to know about Swift 5.10

March 7, 2024

The long awaited iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 have just been released which means that we could slowly but surely start seeing alternative app stores to appear if you’re an EU iOS user. Alongside the 17.4 releases Apple has made Xcode 15.3 and Swift 5.10 available. There’s not a huge number of proposals included in Swift 5.10 but that doesn’t make this release less significant. With Swift 5.10, Apple has managed to close some large gaps that existed in Swift...

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