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iOS Debugging Fundamentals

by Andrew Bancroft

Nothing is more frustrating than haphazardly hoping to find the cause of bugs in your apps. Become strategic in your iOS debugging efforts! Combine problem solving skills and Xcode’s debugging tools to maximize your bug fixing potential.

What you'll learn

Bugs are bound to happen. Getting rid of them is an essential skill if you want to keep your sanity when building apps. In this course, iOS Debugging Fundamentals, you will learn a set of thinking skills to couple with the fundamental tools that Xcode provides you for finding and fixing flaws in your apps. First, you will learn to approach debugging situations with a set of principles for strategic problem solving. Next, you will discover how to configure breakpoints and inspect view hierarchies effectively. Finally, you will explore how to interpret a backtrace, glean valuable information from the Xcode debug area and console, locate changes in your codebase and simulate conditions that happen in the wild. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to strategically and methodically reason about probable causes of defects that you experience at runtime.

About the author

Andrew is a people-driven, creative, impactful developer and teacher with more than 15 years of experience helping others succeed with technology. He has embraced Swift for iOS development since day zero, and loves equipping developers to succeed at building iOS apps with Swift. Andrew is a Principle Data Architect for the Noble Research Institute, an agricultural research organization located in the heart of southern Oklahoma. His day job keeps him busy leading Noble's efforts to make the most... more

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