Mastering SwiftUI with Combine

A Guide to Reactive Programming

ML Musings
2 min readJul 24, 2023
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SwiftUI and Combine are powerful frameworks that empower developers to build dynamic and responsive user interfaces with reative programming. By seamlessly integrating SwiftUI with Combine, Apple has provided developers with a compelling toolset to create feature-rich applications.

In this article, we will explore how to effectvely use SwiftUI with Combine, focusing on asynchronous programming, data binding, and error handling.

Let’s get started.

Asynchronous Programming

Asynchronous programming is essential when dealing with time-consuming tasks like network requests or file operations. SwiftUI and Combine work harmoniously together to handle such operations efficiently.

import SwiftUI
import Combine

class ViewModel: ObservableObject {
@Published var data: String = ""

func fetchData() {
// Simulate a network request with a Combine publisher
URLSession.shared.dataTaskPublisher(for: URL(string: "")!)
.map { data, _ in String(data: data, encoding: .utf8) ?? "" }
.replaceError(with: "Error occurred while fetching data.")
.receive(on: DispatchQueue.main)
.assign(to: &$data)




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