SwiftLint & SwiftFormat

These two tools are now part of my tool belt when creating an iOS project, I don’t see how I can go back working without, and I recommend them for any type of project.


Automatically enforce Swift style, conventions and best practices. It’s a good idea to just install it when creating a new project and treat all warnings and errors as they come. Everything can be configured or disabled using a .swiftlint.yml file at the root of the project.

Repository: https://github.com/realm/SwiftLint


You have a preferred style for formatting your code, your teammates eventually have a different preferred style when formatting their code, and you find yourself spending too much time arguing about the format and/or asking others to update their code during reviews over format issues?

It’s helpful to agree on a common coding style with your team, and it’s even better if you can enforce it. SwiftFormat to the rescue, it enforces the coding style by automatically formatting the code.

I personally installed it for it to run during each build, the overhead is small and I don’t have to think about formatting anymore.

Repository: https://github.com/nicklockwood/SwiftFormat

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