Fast chat app creation with CloudKitMagic! (en-US)
CloudKitmagic is a framework dedicated to making saving and synchronizing data on the iCloud an easier task. In this video we will build a chat app in just 40 minutes, with all basic functions for sending and receiving messages, without the need to create a layer of persistence or network on our project.
On part 1, we will create the interface of our chat using SwiftUI and local data.
# git clone command:
git clone -b part1-chat_interface https://github.com/rvenieris/InstantMagicChat.git
And in part 2, we'll update our project so that it'll save, read, and receive notifications directly on the iCloud.
Video Link Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM2gOY7XyXM&cc_load_policy=1&cc_lang_pref=en
# git clone command:
git clone -b part2-fully_functional_with_cloudkitmagic https://github.com/rvenieris/InstantMagicChat.git
Losing the fear of programming
- Creating a satisfactory experience with coding
- Hello, everyone!
- For some time I've been trying to create coding classes that are satisfactory and elucidating for people of all profiles.
- Teaching programming and your concepts for programmers are a task, I'd say, trivial, since the profile helps the content understanding.
- I mean, I'm in the 8th semester of computer engineering, and stuff like, changing the abstraction level for me are natural, just like patterns and coding architecture.
- But here at Academy Rio, we live with a lot of people from other areas and I can see how difficult is to some people understand these concepts.
- Another thing I realized, was the frustration of some colleagues who wanted to be able to express themselves with code and see results on the apps, without much success.
- Programming isn't impossible
- Recognizing the frustration of these students, I began to research the best transfer practices of this kind of knowledge for those without a background that support them.
- We found SwiftUI to be an excellent opportunity. Seeing your code running in a real-time view is a game changer, it makes our ideas and concepts tangible. It's magic!
- But the world of programming don't stand only on interface building, we understand that the other end of this magic is also important - an interface without functionality is nothing but prototype, correct?
- What if we apply concepts similar to those presented in SwiftUI to perform the data persistence layer?
- To make feasible that approach, I created CloudKitmagic!
- CloudKitMagic intends to smoother the introduction to remote persistence concepts.
- With a quick initial setup, we present in a uncomplicated way some concepts like:
- divisão da aplicação em camada de dados e de interface;
- application division into data and interface layer;
- application layers communication;
- assynchron execution.
- To show how CloudKitMagic works, we need an inspiration, a project that engages us.
- I was recently talking to Ricardo that there was a moment when I felt challenged: when I received a feedback, guiding my group to withdraw from the proposed solution an in-app-chat. “We've got enough chats, we can use one already established”.
- Pode ser verdade, mas grandes apps como Uber e iFood possuem seus próprios chats.
- That may be true, but great apps like Uber and iFood have their own chats.
- I asked myself, "How costly would it really be to make a chat?" Is the discomfort of forwarding the user to a third-part solution a better option than taking on that cost?
- I suggested the challenge. Can we make a chat app in less than an hour?