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Sponsoring amazing members of the Swift and iOS community
Last Updated: April 2023
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Starting 2022 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.
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 :)
Marcin Krzyzanowski is the author of popular cryptography libraries such as CryptoSwift or ObjectivePGP. He created and hosts Online Swift Playground that allows developers to explore the Swift language and sketch Swift code online. Lately, he is busy with SwiftStudio, an Independent Swift IDE for Swift programming language, with a focus on Swift On Server.
Vincent Pradeilles is a vblog creator and has the wonderful ability to compress and convey helpful information about Swift and iOS development in short videos. Lately, he started a traditional newsletter so check it out in case you haven't yet.
Josh Holtz, mostly known as the lead maintainer for Fastlane, has also a fantastic newsletter called Indie Dev Monday. He also organizes this year's first supreme Swift developer conference Deep Dish Swift in Chicago.
Rudrank Riyam is the go-to person for MusicKit and the author of Exploring MusicKit and Apple Music API. I am sure you'll like his blog posts about various iOS and mobile-related topics.
Keith Harrison is the author of the book Modern Auto Layout and regularly publishes top-notch, in-depth articles about iOS development on his blog https://useyourloaf.com/blog/.
Keith requires a minimum amount of $10 on GitHub Sponsor so he is the only person I sponsor this month. Good for him :)
StewartLynch is an independent iOS developer and YouTuber focused on helping other developers improve their understanding and skills.
Leo Dion, the founder of BrightDigit, runs the EmpowerApps Podcast so that you get insights from iOS developers by listening to or watching their conversation on a topic with Leon. I shared my views and insights about Swift Package Manager with Leon in 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.
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 :)
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.
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.
Gabriel Theodoropoulos regularly publishes on his blog serialcoder.dev, and I can truly feel his passion for sharing his knowledge on programming. I particularly enjoyed his latest blog post SwiftUI Progress View – Showing Time Progress as he does not only shares code but goes the extra mile to illustrate visual effects through videos.
Sarun Wongpatcharapakorn, a.k.a Sarun W., is maybe the most active blogger about iOS dev development. In August alone he published 9 articles. His articles are concise and helpful not only for beginners. He also published the book Practical Sign in with Apple: A step by step guide to implement Sign in with Apple. which I haven't read, but I suspect it's equally helpful as his articles.
Pol Piella posts articles about Swift and iOS development regularly on his blog. If you are into Swift Package Plugins, then you probably stumbled on his helpful articles An early look at Swift extensible build tools and Code generation using Swift Package Plugins.
Antoine van der Lee has been writing Swift articles weekly since May 2018 at SwiftLee and sends out SwiftLee Weekly, one of my favorite newsletter, every Tuesday. That's not all. He develops open-source tools like RocketSim and the App Store Connect Swift SDK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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!!
Cihat Gündüz, a.k.a. Jeehut, is the creator of BartyCrouch, AnyLint, active blogger and publisher of Swift Evolution Monthly. He also regularly stream his Open Source work & some toy projects on Twitch!
Daniel Saidi is the creator of SwiftUIKit and SwiftKit. He also tweets and blogs regulary about interesting topics, e.g. Bringing platform-specific types together in SwiftUI
Khoa is actively blogging, shares tips and tricks on Twitter and open-sources great create apps like PastePalApp
Krzysztof Zabłocki writes about ideas and interesting algorithms at merowing.info such as Hot Reloading in Swift. He has been actively open sourcing tools and libraries like Sourcery.
Please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@MarcoEidinger) and give suggestions.
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