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Routing in SwiftUI

June 3, 2020

I probably should have waited for the next iteration, but I was starting a new side-project and, well, there was that checkbox to use SwiftUI staring at me, taunting me, luring me in with the sweet promise of unending UI layout bliss. So I scrunched up my face, clicked the box, waited a minute for the trumpets to die down, and then created the project.

This is not a thoughts post on SwiftUI. It’s too early for that. Besides, there’s plenty of posts out there on the interwebby thing if you want an opinion. Plus, I want to wait until version “2” comes out for, you know, when Apple has had a chance to take their beta and turn it into a real boy.

Instead of creating a “thoughts on SwiftUI” post, I’m going to wrap my current thoughts on SwiftUI into what I hope is a somewhat comprehensive — or maybe just an acceptable — discussion on one piece of architecture: Routing. That’s safe, right? It’s not like SwiftUI isn’t going to suddenly change their whole paradigm this year.

Okay, enough with the disclaimers; let’s talk about Routing.

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