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Sourcery – Meta-programming for Swift

Sourcery is a code generator for Swift language, built on top of Apple’s own SwiftSyntax. It extends the language abstractions to allow you to generate boilerplate code automatically.

It’s used in over 40,000 projects on both iOS and macOS and it powers some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed apps you have used (including Airbnb, Bumble, New York Times). Its massive community adoption was one of the factors that pushed Apple to implement derived Equality and automatic Codable conformance. Sourcery is maintained by a growing community of contributors.

Try Sourcery for your next project or add it to an existing one — you’ll save a lot of time and be happy you did!


Sourcery allows you to get rid of repetitive code and create better architecture and developer workflows. An example might be implementing Mocks for all your protocols, without Sourcery you will need to write hundreds lines of code per each protocol like this:

class MyProtocolMock: MyProtocol {

    //MARK: - sayHelloWith
    var sayHelloWithNameCallsCount = 0
    var sayHelloWithNameCalled: Bool {
        return sayHelloWithNameCallsCount > 0
    var sayHelloWithNameReceivedName: String?
    var sayHelloWithNameReceivedInvocations: [String] = []
    var sayHelloWithNameClosure: ((String) -> Void)?

    func sayHelloWith(name: String) {
        sayHelloWithNameCallsCount += 1
        sayHelloWithNameReceivedName = name


and with Sourcery ?

extension MyProtocol: AutoMockable {}

Sourcery removes the need to write any of the mocks code, how many protocol do you have in your project? Imagine how much time you’ll save, using Sourcery will also make every single mock consistent and if you refactor or add properties, the mock code will be automatically updated for you, eliminating possible human errors.

Sourcery can be applied to arbitrary problems across your codebase, if you can describe an algorithm to another human, you can automate it using Sourcery.

Most common uses are:

But how about more specific use-cases, like automatically generating all the UI for your app BetaSettingyou can use Sourcery for that too

Once you start writing your own template and learn the power of Sourcery you won’t be able to live without it.

How To Get Started

There are plenty of tutorials for different uses of Sourcery, and you can always ask for help in our Swift Forum Category.

Quick Mocking Intro & Getting Started Video

You can also watch this quick getting started and intro to mocking video by Inside iOS Dev:

Watch the video

Sourcery on GitHub:
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