Modularizing in Xcode with Abbey Jackson

In this episode we talk with Abbey Jackson about how to improve testing and reliability with modularizing your iOS applications in Xcode.



  • Specialize in helping businesses build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch
  • 10 years of experience developing for a variety of Apple platform
  • Helping dev shops which lack experience with Apple platforms and Swift

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Themes from Conferences

  • The Importance with Meeting New People
  • Learning Old Features
  • Trying to Deep Dive into SwiftUI and its Future
  • The Benefits of SwiftUI for Designers
  • Comparing HTML and SwiftUI

Breaking Down How Xcode Works

  • How Different Components in Xcode Can Help Organize Your Code
  • How an Xcode Project Works
  • How Files result in Targets
  • Differences between Targets and Build Configuration
  • Dealing with Target Dependencies
  • Testing with Targets and Xcode
  • How Workspaces Differ from Projects

Modularizing Components

  • What are the best ways to organize your product?
  • Modularizing Your Persistence Layer
  • Importance of TDD and Protocol Oriented Programming
  • Other examples of modularizing: Network, Feature-cased, Authentication, User Profile, Location
  • Following Apple's SDK Framework Example

Dealing with Source Control

  • Using Git Submodules
  • Dependency Management Tools (i.e. SPM, Cocoapods, Carthage)
  • Using SDK Targets
  • Swift Package Manager

The Benefits of Modularizing

  • Decrease Build Times
  • Share Code and Functionality
  • Optimize Your Build Pipelines

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
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