Dependency Injection (DI) in Swift

This post is a script of the talk that I've made on UIKonf'16. That was a first time for me to present on such a big conference and honestly I'm not even close to a public speaker so you may enjoy just reading it more. Anyway here is the video. And slides are here. For many of us Swift opened up a world of functional programming. But it is still much more object oriented language than functional. And our main tools - Cocoa frameworks - are object oriented. So probably we ourselves will still keep writing object oriented code. The »

Dependency injection with Dip

Note (15.04.16): This post is updated to reflect some of the latest changes in Dip. In some of my previous posts I wrote about using dependency injection with Typhoon framework and described some internals of analogous pure-Swift framework called Dip. Here I want to illustrate how Dip can be used in a real project using the same example that I used before. Also this post will contain a sneak peak of some upcoming extensions of Dip (probably they will be released as separate projects). You can check out source code here. Note that it uses my fork of »

IoC container in Swift. Circular dependencies and auto-injection

Note (15.04.16): This post is updated to reflect some of the latest changes in Dip. In my previous post I wrote about Dip, lightweight IoC written in Swift. Here I would like to describe how some other of it's features were implemented. They are not yet available in original repo, but you can check them out in my fork. Circular dependencies Let's say we have a server-client model where client has reference to server and server has backward weak reference to it's client. First problem is that we can not have two objects that have reference to each »

IoC container in Swift

Note (15.04.16): This post is updated to reflect some of the latest changes in Dip. In my previous post I talked about dependency injection framework for Objective-C called Typhoon. You can skip this paragraph discussing why it matters and jump straight to the point of this post. It's very easy to start to use it, yet it's very powerful (maybe even too much cause there are so much stuff you can do with it). When I first time saw it it was not love at first sight. I though: "Pfff, I don't need all these crazy swizzling »

View controller thinning. Dependency injection.

In my previous post I described how you can break business and presentation logic in small PONSO's to achieve better separation of concerns and think view controller. To wire up dependencies, particularly those PONSO instances with view elements and actions I heavily used Interface Builder. In this post I will show how you can do the same using IoC-container instead of Interface Builder. As example of such IoC container implementation I will use Typhoon framework. To checkout the full code you can use this repo. First lets start with defining what IoC-container ("Inversion-Of-Control-Container") is. I will not dive »