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iOS Build a Weather App with Swift Interacting with Data From the Web Constructing a URL

Tony Brackins
Tony Brackins
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Why are we using NSURL for a string to a URL? Can't we just make it a plain string? Also, what's "NS" mean? I know we've been using it frequently.

1 Answer

Tony, NS is an acronym for NextStep.

NSURL is a class from which you can create NSURL objects. Here's the Apple documentation: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSURL_Class/

Yes, the URLs we are accustomed to are String objects. But NSURLs are not. Why? Mainly because NSURL objects have properties and methods Strings don't.