Swift Reactions & Resources
So yeah, that. That was a thing, wasn’t it? Most of the plethora of announcements we found more along the lines of good show and thank you yes that’ll certainly help shut up the fandroids, but kinda obvious that was a good idea and not any too soon either; but on the scale of 1 to Did Not See That Coming, at “Asteroid Impact” level with this one, pretty much:
Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.
Woah. Right then, time to get started earning your Swift merit badge, folks.
We’ll be adding good links as we find them, but just to get you started:
- Hit the mothership’s main Swift page and prerelease landing page
- Download “The Swift Programming Language” iBook
- Of course Ray Wenderlich immediately has your back — Swift Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference
- Apparently Flappy Birds is the new HelloWorld; the two top-starred github repos the day after are fullstackio/FlappySwift and gscalzo/FlappySwift
- As we write this, besides those two there’s 79 other github repos in Swift up already. An Advanced Jackrabbitry Laurel Wreath with Oak Leaves to each of you folks.
- Developing iOS Apps Using Swift – Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3
- @SwiftDevs wins the Twitters so far with 3720 followers — looks like their website will be here — also @SwiftTutorial
- What’s New And Different About Apple’s New Swift Programming Language? catches some subtler points
- Token whiner for “balance”: Apple’s new Swift development language highlights the company’s worst side
Michael Tsai’s Swift Links