Latest Tutorials

Discover the undocumented and private API secrets of making a music app for iOS.
 Aug 12, 2019
The Instagram stories animation is quite unique, but actually not that difficult to achieve. Here, we'll use Core Animation and subclass a UIScrollView to get the desired cube effect as we page through our scroll view.
 Aug 16, 2018
In this iOS tutorial, I go over how to add a circular loading animation for photos in a UITableView cell, such as can be seen on Instagram.
 Aug 10, 2018
Here, I go over how to add authentication to a web app using sessions. We'll use a simple custom middleware to apply to our routes that we wish to protect, and add logout at the end as well.
 Jul 1, 2018
In this tutorial, I go over how to deploy your Vapor app to heroku, as well as go over the necessary database configuration needed before deploying. Be sure to double check your Procfile as well!
 Jun 16, 2018
Any web application will need to have its database modified at some point. Here, I go over how to add and remove columns from a database using Vapor's ORM, Fluent.
 Jun 12, 2018
In this tutorial we'll go over how to add and configure a local Postgres db for your Vapor app, as well as use the Postgres CLI to view the newly created database.
 Jun 9, 2018
Leaf is the template engine for Vapor. In this tutorial, we'll go over how to import it into our project, configure it as our view renderer, and how to print out our application's data into a Leaf file.
 Jun 2, 2018
Futures are a game changer in Vapor 3, elevating Vapor to being one of the fastest web frameworks available. Learn about why we're using them, how to return them in route handlers, as well as how to better structure our code to work with them in this in-depth article.
 May 20, 2018
Continuing our series on Authentication, Token Authentication is the most well known and commonly used authentication method for API clients. And it's (seriously!) never been easier. You'll need to have read over the Username and Password tutorial already, as this tutorial builds off that.
 May 12, 2018
Username and Password Authentication is very similar to HTTP Auth, except in this case we manually authenticate the user ourselves--we don't use any built in middleware to take care of it for us.
 May 12, 2018
Parent-Child relations are one of the basic building blocks for building any web application, and are useful for when one of your model owns multiple objects in another model. In this tutorial, we'll model a forum website: A user object has many posts, but each post belongs to only 1 user.
 May 9, 2018
This tutorial shows to authenticate users with an email/username and password via HTTP Basic Authentication, while using the BasicAuthenticatable protocol provided by Vapor. We'll also discuss how to omit passing back a specific property to one one of our models, such as a password.
 May 6, 2018