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Hacking with Swift
The test might ask you to verify if the code is correct. It also could ask for you to mark which statements about the topic are correct. There are one or two where you have to move lines of text around to create code that works. The tests are helpful in getting you to read code and follow it. I get caught out sometimes by not noticing a line has set a constant when I know it should be a variable.
What's the Point of It All?
I have been enjoying the coding possibilities of the Shortcuts app. It’s limited in how far you can take it though. At the moment I’m wondering if I might be able to learn enough Swift to make an application. I’d like to make an app which could replace one of the more complicated Shortcuts. With it being its own application, it would be more reliable and probably would work faster. I’ll have to do is see how far I can take my knowledge of Swift. Aside from that, I don’t expect to become a professional Swift coding expert. It is mostly just for fun and a way to keep my brain in trim.
I find with some of the tests it is good to write the code out and correct it to make it work. It’s practice in writing the code and seeing how Xcode works. It can confirm to you that you got the right answer.
There are daily challenges aside from the learning. Some I can’t do because I haven’t got far enough in the learning side of the app. You get points in these challenges completed added to your total. Makes it a game and help you feel like you are winning.