Atelier Clockwork

BentoView is Dead

Long Live UIStackView

I’ve made oblique reference to my BentoView project on the blog, and I had some nice working prototype code, but overall the project was somewhere around proof of concept. This is a good thing because as of iOS9 UIStackView does almost everything that I wanted to do in BentoView, and runs a lot further with the concept than I would have.

On the plus side, this gets rid of the nagging feeling that I had about ignoring the project in favor of working on my Gong Worthy Game. The even bigger plus is that as I work through the WWDC session videos, and read new API documentation it looks like the UIKit layout tools as a whole got a huge upgrade and it will make working with complex constraints based layouts in code a whole lot cleaner.