Akiva Leffert - Swift Stuff

Akiva Leffert - Swift Stuff

Akiva Leffert presenting at the June 2014 Brooklyn Swift Developers Meetup: http://meetup.com/Brooklyn-Swift-Developers/events/187580592

Video: https://vimeo.com/100767638
Source code: https://github.com/aleffert/swiftest


  1. Swift Stuff Akiva Leffert akiva@etsy.com

  2. Is it any good? Pretty good

  3. Is it any good? • Definitely an improvement on Obj-C

    • Lots of modern ideas • But type system could still get spruced up • Lots of ideas around performance • But inescapable ARC can hurt
  4. Still very early • Tools are buggy • Missing language

    features • Libraries designed for Swift • Might need more from 3rd parties?
  5. Nope Can we ignore obj-c?

  6. • Can stop using square brackets • But still have

    to know Objective-C concepts • ARC, Object Model, Target/Action • Plus need to get Swift ideas • Functions/Generics/Static Dispatch/ Immutable data Can we ignore obj-c?
  7. Questions?