Tag Archives: iOS

iOS Autolayout

UI is my weakest link in my Software Development journey. But with iOS Autolayout, I am getting a slight taste of the challenges faced when designing the User Interface. My biggest challenge right now – designing for both iPAD and iPhone. Designing just for iPhone has become complicated enough given the range of devices – iPhone 5s to iPhones XS Max.

– manzoor



While I try to figure out why all the available PODs seem to be written in Objective-C (and not Swift) I need to make notes for using Objective-C (in addition to using CocoaPods) in my iOS App(s).


  • Xcode
  • cocoapods
  1. Create (and save) a Project
  2. on a Command Line Shell cd into the location of the App
  3. Run “pod init”
  4. Edit the “Podfile” that is created
    1. add the specific POD Framework entry
    2. Uncomment “use_frameworks!”
  5. Run / execute “pod install” (from the command line)
  6. Close the “Project” and open the “Workspace” (.xcworkspace file)
  7. If the POD Library is in Objectve-C, will need to follow the next few steps (to create a Bridging Header)
    1. Right Click on the Main Folder for the Project and Create / Add a New Objectve-C File (call it anything you want)
    2. Follow the flow till it asks to “Configure an Objective-C bridging header”. Definitely choose / select this option
    3. There should be a couple of files that gets created / generated. Delete (or not) all the files except for the one that ends with “-Bridging-Header.h”
    4. Edit the “-Bridging-Header.h” file to add the “import” for the POD Library
    5. Now to use the POD Library in any class, just add the “import” in the class file(s)
  8. that should do it

– manzoor


  1. Primary Goal / Objective – “Learn to Program” in¬†Python. The emphasis is on “Programming” / “Software Development” and not on “Python”.
  2. Supporting Goal / Objective –¬†Build and Make Available (publicly) an Application Desktop and Mobile (preferably native for both iOS and Android). The purpose of the supporting goal is to

To Learn:

  1. Programming (starting with Python, but the objective is to learn “Programming” not to learn to “Program in Python” ONLY)
  2. Modern Application – Mobile is definitely one of the objective
  3. Publish an App (in the App Store and Marketplace)

– manzoor

  • Python
  • CoffeeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5
  • Java

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