BigBrother alternatives and similar libraries
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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
BigBrother is a Swift library made for iOS that automatically watches for any performed request and sets the network activity indicator.
This is mostly a proof of concept, having several limitations because of how
NSURLProtocol works. Some of them are:
NSURLSession's configured headers (see https://github.com/Alamofire/Alamofire/issues/473)
NSURLProtocolisn't compatible with authentication APIs (see https://github.com/marcelofabri/BigBrother/issues/2)
Adding to a custom
var configuration = NSURLSessionConfiguration.defaultSessionConfiguration() BigBrother.addToSessionConfiguration(configuration) let session = NSURLSession(configuration: configuration)
Removing from a custom
var configuration = NSURLSessionConfiguration.defaultSessionConfiguration() BigBrother.removeFromSessionConfiguration(configuration) let newSession = NSURLSession(configuration: configuration)
It is important to configure your NSURLSessionConfiguration object appropriately before using it to initialize a session object. Session objects make a copy of the configuration settings you provide and use those settings to configure the session. Once configured, the session object ignores any changes you make to the NSURLSessionConfiguration object. If you need to modify your transfer policies, you must update the session configuration object and use it to create a new NSURLSession object.
BigBrother.URLProtocol is an
NSURLProtocol subclass that manages the network activity indicator and it's public if you want to add it yourself to an
NSURLSessionConfiguration or to the default
NSURLProtocol (used by
BigBrother.Manager is also public, so you can manage the network activity indicator directly:
BigBrother.Manager.sharedInstance.incrementActivityCount() // do something... BigBrother.Manager.sharedInstance.decrementActivityCount()
BigBrother is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:
pod install with CocoaPods 0.36 or newer.
Unit testing is done with
XCTest and the tests are available under the BigBrotherTests folder.
- If you found a bug, open an issue.
- If you have a feature request, open an issue.
- If you want to contribute, submit a pull request. They're more than welcome!
BigBrother is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the BigBrother README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.