Swift Certification Tips

From Coder Merlin
Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder


During the Swift Certification process, the course will guide you through a Swift introduction as well as advice on coding practices and the use of IDE Xcode. While the course is based on a recent textbook, it is not wholly current or accurate. Compiled below is a short list of tips that are pertinent to anyone utilizing the course.

Interface Builder Basics[edit]

When beginning any project in Xcode, especially the course on "Interface Builder Basics", the course will reference .storyboard files. The current update of Xcode uses Swift UI as opposed to storyboard files. In order for your Xcode to match what the course is teaching, you must specify the use of storyboard files upon project creation. In the options tab during project creation, select "Storyboard" instead of "Swift UI" from the Interface dropdown.