CocoaPods Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to CocoaPods

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better CocoaPods alternative or higher similarity.

CocoaPods reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of CocoaPods. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-22.
  • Changes we made to get <5m CI deploys to production
    3 projects | | 22 Dec 2022
    You can find the first comment of a Github engineer, and followup interactions with 'pods, at the original issue.
  • Setting up your MacBook for mobile Flutter development
    3 projects | | 20 Dec 2022
    You'll also want cocoapods for dependency management on the iOS side. Install it using brew.
  • Ask HN: Apps that are built with Git as the back end?
    17 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
  • Open-source alternative communication platform
    2 projects | | 13 Oct 2022
    1., Run pod install first (the CocoaPods Frameworks and Libraries are not included in the repo).
  • Scaling Git’s Garbage Collection
    2 projects | | 13 Sep 2022
    It was an issue with Cocoapods:

    > If I recall correctly it has to do with the way they cache git.

    It was not actually the shallow clone, the shallow clone is fine.

    The problem was shallow fetches afterwards, as it made computing the minimum set of changes to fetch much harder for git. Not only that, but they'd hit a git edge case which ended up causing disproportionate CPU usage and converting the shallow clones to near-full clones but very, very inefficiently.

    This issue was compounded by the very git-unfriendly layout of the repository: one of the directories had >16000 subdirectories, something Git's tree-processing code apparently was not much tested for, leading to significant inefficiencies.

  • Git’s database internals I: packed object store
    5 projects | | 29 Aug 2022
    Ah, thanks. You've reminded me about the 2016 debacle [0] wherein github rate limited the cocoapods repository because their practice of using a shallow clone and later fetches impacted github's performance. I'm going to warc that now, so I don't forget again.



  • RubyGems now requires MFA for owners of top gems
    3 projects | | 16 Aug 2022
    This is fantastic work by the RubyGems maintainers!

    One interesting (IMO) aspect of this: there are secondary package ecosystems that piggyback on RubyGems that don't qualify for the 2FA mandate at the moment (since, as user-installed packages, they don't have quite the same volume as an extremely popular library package).

    The biggest one I can thing of is CocoaPods[1] -- huge swaths of the iOS and macOS ecosystems rely on it, but it has "only" 57 million RubyGems downloads[2] and therefore doesn't qualify as a top-100 package. This demonstrates (again, IMO) the need for manual curation on top of a uniform policy for the top N packages.



  • How To Use React Native AsyncStorage
    2 projects | | 26 May 2022
    If you are using the latest React Native version (0.60.x or above) you do not have to link the native binaries for iOS and Android platforms manually. This linking of the module is handled automatically by the CLI. Though, for iOS, you have to install cocoapods. Go back to the terminal window and execute the following command:
  • Unofficial Hasura iOS SDK
    2 projects | | 3 May 2022
    To use Hasura SDK with CocoaPods specify in your Podfile:
  • Flutter vs Native Technology: Choosing the Right Mobile App Development Technology
    4 projects | | 8 Apr 2022
    Flutter: Integration of unique features of third-party libraries or plugins is not difficult with Flutter, although it may appear sophisticated to developers unfamiliar with Dart's capabilities. Add-on plugins such as CocoaPods, Android Archive (AAR), and others are required to integrate specific functionalities for iOS and Android. However, the Flutter system has a maximum capacity for adding native modules using Android Studio's default Xcode. Its documentation includes step-by-step directions for overcoming these challenges and successfully integrating it with iOS and Android devices. It may lengthen the time to market, however this is generally disregarded due to the cost savings resulting from the usage of Flutter. It's also worth noting that Flutter currently supports all current iOS versions, including iOS 14, however it has its restrictions, and the functionality may change with each new update. The combination of Flutter and iOS 14 has not yet reached its full potential.
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