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iOS Displaying Data with Table Views in Swift 2 Enhancing the Networking Stack Finishing Up the Networking Stack

Alamofire

Hi there, What are the benefits in creating the API/Foursquare client vs. using Alamofire? (obviously it's good to understand how it all works rather than just using third party code).

Thanks

1 Answer

David Lin
David Lin
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Yeah, the benefit to writing our own networking service is probably mostly for didactic purposes, in the same spirit where he wrote out the parameter encoding methods, but in the end, simply used the iOS libraries to do the exact same thing.

I suppose another benefit of having your own networking service is that you're not reliant on 3rd party libraries, for example, in case of bugs in the libraries, or waiting for them to update their implementation to a newer version of the language, etc.