Apple announced a new AppStore Connect API at WWDC18 to communicate directly with the App Store. In order to know more about this API, refer to my previous blog post. This was clearly huge and game-changing announcement but Apple also announced other things which might get unnoticed at WWDC sessions on What’s New in App Store Connect, such as support for the Transporter tool on Linux platforms. This means that we can now use Linux servers to upload and validate iOS app metadata and previews. In this post, we will explore how we might use Linux servers to deal with the App Store using the Transporter tool.
Before jumping into Linux, let’s explore what Transporter is and how it’s being used on macOS servers at the moment. The transporter tool is also known as iTMSTrasporter. An iTMSTransporter stands for iTunes Music Store Transporter, which is Apple’s Java-based command-line tool to upload app binaries, upload screenshots, update app metadata, manage app pricing, manage in-app purchases, etc. This utility comes with Xcode so there’s no need to install it explicitly as long as you have Xcode. The binary can be found here:
Web development is a big thing nowadays and will remain so for quite some time. Web development is the field of writing applications that can be run and accessed via the web browser. The web development field had gone (and is going every day!) through tremendous changes. From the very first days of the internet and to our present days, web technology advances in huge steps, making state of the art technologies obsolete, creating new technologies almost on a monthly basis, and attracting more and more developers, companies, and industries to web development.
What Is Web Development Really?
In web development, we build web applications. A web application is an application that is rendered on the browser and accessed by the user through the browser. Simply put, when you order tickets to a movie in your hometown theater, when you check your bank account balance, when you write a post on Facebook, or update your resume on LinkedIn, all of these and more are examples of web applications. You open a web browser, go to a specific URL, and get a full working application. Today you can even find sophisticated applications on the web, like sound and video editing applications, drawing, recording, gaming, word processing, you name it. They’re all on the web, and all are accessed via the browser.
I read somewhere that programmers should learn a new programming language every year (I think it’s code complete, not sure, though), but if you cannot do so, I suggest you at least learn the following five programming languages to do well in your career.
Every company loves polyglot programmers and an well-rounded coder, who is versatile enough languages to write a quick script, and can also write complex Java programs, is a valuable coder indeed. In fact, it’s almost mandatory for a senior developer to learn more than one language.
An Overview of Render Props in React
Using render props in React is a technique for efficiently re-using code. According to the React documentation, “a component with a render prop takes a function that returns a React element and calls it instead of implementing its own render logic." To understand what that means, let’s take a look at the render props pattern and then apply it to a couple of light examples.
The render props pattern
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