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I build apps for Apple branded pocket, watch, and television computers, and have been doing it since iOS 5 was in beta.

You can stop writing date format strings like "yyyy-MMM-dd"

Apple gives us a modern replacement for the magical format strings we pass to DateFormatters, let's talk about the Verbatim Format Style.

Over 3,000 Words On What The Measurement Type Is And Why You Should Be Using It

So much power to convert, do math on, and localize the display of your measurement values at your fingertips… yet no one uses it.

The Xcode 14 Format Style Updates

I've released a big update for Fucking FormatStyle/Gosh Darned FormatStyle.

Help! My Xcode Extensions Disappeared

How to fix this unfortunately common problem.

Formatting your own types

A full example of adding all of the bells and whistles of ParseableFormatStyle onto your own types, including AttributedString output.