⚡️ SERIES - Optimizing App Size

The series summarizes a six month journey where I leaerned a lot about compiler, linker, different kinds of linking, debug symbols, dSYM, xcframeworks, stripping, buiild settings, swiftc and more.

August 11, 2023 Â· 1 min
Difference between an app bundle and a binary

Whats the Difference Between an App (bundle) and a Binary

A binary is the linked product of all your source code. It’s executable. You can run commands against it. An app, is merely a wrapper/directory, which includes that binary and other things. How do you create a binary? First it’s import to understand what a binary is. You’ve used them every day in the terminal. Examples: ls, cp, mkdir. You pass certain parameters to them. They don’t have any file extension....

March 28, 2023 Â· 3 min

How cp case-insensitivity can cause chaos!

Been doing Advent of Code in the last couple of days. I completed Day 6. I have been doing it from an Xcode project. However I was thinking it would be nice if I could do it from command line. So I started to do some code clean up. First I started with renaming the folder from AOC to aoc. I did: cp -r AOC aoc I saw a new aoc directory created....

December 6, 2022 Â· 4 min

Why does pod lib lint suddenly fail to build?

I made some changes to the repo of our private pod. Pushed up my branch. Tests all ran. Then my colleague asked for some updates to my PR (pull request). I made changes and pushed it to GH. I wanted to merge the changes. But then CI was failing. So I ran CI again. It failed again. They say third time is the charm. So I ran it two more times....

October 24, 2022 Â· 6 min