Jeef Jeef - 11 months ago 48
Swift Question

Swift UITableView reloadData in a closure

I believe I'm having an issue where my closure is happening on a background thread and my UITableView isn't updating fast enough. I am making a call to a REST service and in my closure i have a

call but it takes a few seconds for this to happen. How do I make the data reload faster (perhaps on the main thread?)

REST Query Function - using SwiftyJSON library for Decoding

func asyncFlightsQuery() {
var url : String = ""
var request : NSMutableURLRequest = NSMutableURLRequest()
request.URL = NSURL(string: url)
request.HTTPMethod = "GET"

NSURLConnection.sendAsynchronousRequest(request, queue: NSOperationQueue(), completionHandler:{ (response:NSURLResponse!, networkData: NSData!, error: NSError!) -> Void in
var error: AutoreleasingUnsafeMutablePointer<NSError?> = nil

// Parse with SwiftyJSON
let json = JSON(data: networkData)

// Empty out Results array
self.resultArray = []

// Populate Results Array
for (key: String, subJson: JSON) in json["flights"] {
print ("KEY: \(key) ")
print (subJson["flightId"])
print ("\n")


print ("Calling reloadData on table..??")


is called in my debugger


UIKit isn't thread safe. The UI should only be updated from main thread:

dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue()) {