The Weekly Brew

No more free tiers on Heroku

On August 25, 2022, Heroku announced it's next chapter, and in that blog post it stated it will no longer offer free tiers. This is a different take on developer tooling than what's been seen previously, but I recommend reading this twitter thread by Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz)


Vapor's Website

Vapor is a backend web framework written in Swift. I've been playing around a bit more with it, and I think it's opened my eyes to the backend world a bit more. I highly recommend looking into it if you are an iOS developer.

Firebase Emulators

Introduction to Firebase Local Emulator Suite
The Firebase Local Emulator Suite is a set of advanced tools for developers looking to build and test apps locally using numerous Firebase product emulators. It provides a rich user interface to help you get running and prototyping quickly.

Firebase emulators brings firebase to your computer locally. If you're using Firebase in an app, then I think you should really look into how to add Firebase Emulators into your development environment.

Emulators allow for you to prototype and debug data structures without affecting your production data, and this is amazing.

GitHub Actions

If you haven't checked out GitHub Actions, I think now is your time. It's a powerful CI/CD tool that allows 2,000 build minutes fro freee each month on private repos. I'll be publishing a new blog post about how to use it with Danger very soon, but before then I suggest learning a bit more about it.

Notion Freelance Hub by Flux Academy

More projects and clients is always a good things, but managing clients can be hard. I found I really liked the Notion Freelance Hub by Flux Academy to be really useful. It is geared more towards design, but it can be easily adjusted for
Get it here

Somethings I have brewing


GitHub - maeganwilson/TailwindKit: A swift package to use Tailwind CSS inside Swift
A swift package to use Tailwind CSS inside Swift. Contribute to maeganwilson/TailwindKit development by creating an account on GitHub.
TailwindKit is a Swift Package that allows Type Safe Tailwind inside Swift

A type safe way to use TailwindCSS with Swift. It's just starting, but I am going to be fleshing it out bit by bit.

Twitch Streams

mwilson_codes - Twitch
I develop iOS apps on my channel for fun. Watch me make mistakes and you might learn from them.

I stream on Twitch every Tuesday at 8pm CST. Make sure to come by, say hi, and chat about app development things.

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