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How I boosted my iOS development with Swift Libraries

As an iOS developer working at a startup focused in collaborative development, I’ve been involved in several projects so far, and most of them share common tasks such as downloading and caching images, performing network requests, and building Auto Layout views.

At first, I had a flow that I thought was good enough to accomplish these basic tasks (or any other, for that matter):

  1. Try to implement using the iOS SDK
  2. Get stuck at a problem that doesn’t have a straightforward solution
  3. Look up the solution on StackOverflow and implement it
  4. Move on to the next task

That seemed like a good flow at first, but got a bit tiresome in the long run – after all, nobody likes to hack for a living.

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