Day 53 Completed

I finished day 53. This one took me two days. The first two videos I got through fairly easily and I was making progress on the third one, but about two-thirds into it my eyes started to glaze over and I realized I wasn’t processing anything else. I feel like I’m moving into the deeper end of the pool with this CoreData stuff. I grasped what Paul was talking about and I played around with it some on my own but I have a feeling there’s a whole lot more to learn on this particular topic than what I know at this point.

Originally posted on Feb 12, 2022 on

Day 52 Completed

I finsihed day 52. I didn’t find the challenges in this project to be as difficult as the last three projects. I went through Paul’s solution as well and implemented some of his code. I couldn’t get one of the things he was doing to work, but I’m not really concerned about it. I completed the challenges and I’m satisfied with that.

Originally posted on Feb 10, 2022 on

Day 46 Completed

I finished day 46.

I didn’t find the first two challenges too difficult, though it took a little more work than I thought it would to get the arrow to look the way I wanted it. I also took a different approach to animating the thickness, in that I set a length variable on my arrow, configured animatableData on length, but I watched a thickness variable and used .stroke(.blue, lineWidth: thickness) and an animation modifier set to watch changes in thickness, which I changed with a slider.

On the third challenge, I didn’t read it carefully enough and thought all we were doing was making a colorCyclingRectangle which seemed simple enough. I didn’t notice the additional values Paul wanted us to add until I looked at his solution and I’m totally ok with that. There are some cool things in this project but there are also some that I don’t really care to look into any deeper right now, and I’m perfectly fine with moving on.

I have spent a good deal of time over the last couple of days drawing things, playing with rotations, and animating stuff that was outside of the scope of the project and some of this stuff is fun to just play with.

Originally posted on Feb 3, 2022 on

Day 45 Completed

I finished day 45. I don’t really feel like I know the material that well from the last few days. I went through it. I played around with it and understood most of it, but if I had to apply any of it, I would have to go back to my notes. I really don’t see myself using this much right now either compared to the other stuff that’s been covered so far, but at least I know it’s there. I look forward to moving on to a new app project in the coming days’ lessons.

Originally posted on Feb 2, 2022 on