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Sponsoring amazing members of the Swift and iOS community

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Sponsoring amazing members of the Swift and iOS community

Last Updated: December 2022

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Marco Eidinger
·Apr 18, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Pledge
  • Motivation
  • Contributions

Pledge

Starting this Easter weekend, I want to express my gratitude to developers and content creators on an ongoing basis.

  • Every month for (at least) a year, I will contribute $10 to Swift/iOS developers or content creators.

  • I will try to split the amount between two people each month by leveraging programs like Buy Me a Coffee, Patreon, GitHub sponsorship, or other means.

Please get in touch with me on Twitter (@MarcoEidinger) and give suggestions.

Motivation

This Easter (2022), I flew from California to Germany to visit my mom. I used the time in the airplane to reflect on recent activities in my life.

Not long ago, I started contributing to the Swift and iOS community by writing blog posts and sharing my knowledge. Also, I started actively engaging with people on Twitter and am enjoying it. I might not have started this path without the inspiration of excellent developers and content creators from whom I learn daily. Often those people share their time, knowledge, work, and help on the side without any financial support.

I will continuously update this blog post monthly to write down my contributions. I hope for two positive effects:

  • You might find new developers and content creators from you can learn.

  • Writing about my contributions keeps me accountable and helps me to follow through every month with my promise :)

Contributions

December 2022

  • Lee Kah Seng publishes his Swift and iOS-related articles on Swift Senpai. He also publishes a monthly newsletter with his articles and hand-picked articles/videos from the Swift Community.

  • Steven Curtis has an extensive collection of Swift and iOS articles on Medium and GitHub. I hope my token of appreciation helps to spread the word.

    asf

November 2022

  • Natascha Fadeeva has been publishing articles on iOS and Swift topics on her website tanaschita.com since 2019. Her articles are beginner-friendly but also insightful for senior developers. And I often find myself bookmarking her articles for future reference :)

    Donation Natascha

  • Jeroen Leenarts is well known in the iOS community. I know him primarily from his weekly iOS podcast (& newsletter) called AppForce1. He is also part of the CocoaHeadsNL team and organizes Do iOS, an annual conference for iOS Developers in Amsterdam. And you can bother him with questions about stream.io as he is a Developer Relations Manager in his day job.

    Donation Jeroen

October 2022

  • Bruno Rocha writes in-depth articles about advanced iOS / Swift topics, on his SwiftRocks blog but he also occasionally writes about general software engineering. I find myself often on his blog when I google specific topics so supporting him is long overdue.

  • Alexander Grebenyuk provides not one but several outstanding open-source projects. Just to name three of them: Pulse, a logger and network inspector for Apple platforms, Nuke, an image loading system and Get, a web API client built using async/await. Combined these three projects accumulated nearly 13k GitHub ⭐ stars.

Sponsoring October

September 2022

August 2022

Donation Antoine

July 2022

  • Sarah Reichelt is the author of "macOS by Tutorials", a book including a series of epic-length tutorials where you'll learn to build four complete native macOS apps. I highly recommend her articles published on her blog if you are into SwiftUI development on the Mac.

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  • Nil Coalescing consists of Natalia Panferova and Matthaus Woolard. They build applications for Apple platforms and try to share as much knowledge as possible with the developer community. They regularly post detailed articles and shorter tips. Super helpful and insightful.

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June 2022

  • Federico Zanetello is an avid blogger and writes top-notch SwiftUI articles on his blog Five Stars. You probably know another project of his, WWDC Notes! WWDC Notes is an open-source and community-driven effort to collect notes for all Apple's WWDC videos. The articles are quick recaps and can act as a time-saver since watching all WWDC videos takes hundreds of hours.

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  • Marina Gornostaeva curates the  iOS Code Review, a bi-weekly newsletter amplifying code improvement tips from the Apple developer community covering Swift, Objective-C, iOS, macOS, SwiftUI, UIKit and more. She is also blogging infrequently and her latest post Fixing SwiftUI's Automatic Preview Updating Paused was super helpful. If you are in Denmark, you might know her because she is the co-organizer of Copenhagen Cocoa.

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  • Leonardo Pugliese writes excellent articles on his blog HolySwift. Recently I am enjoying his article series How to Start iOS Development Career although I have been developing iOS apps and frameworks for ten years. You not only learn about Swift and iOS development but also about fine art. Every article introduces a new painting :)

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  • The folks behind #iOSDevHappyHour do a tremendous job. Their goal is to allow current and aspiring iOS Developers a place to share experiences, share knowledge, hang out, build community, and even enjoy a drink or two online when face-to-face contact is limited. I am looking forward to their IRL event in the Bay Area this month!!

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May 2022

Sponsoring May Jeehut

Sponsoring May Daniel

April 2022

Sponsoring April

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