Join us for our first Meetup as we cover the basics needed to get up and running writing Swift code!
We will begin by discussing Playgrounds, Xcode's interactive coding environment that allows you to test new ideas without the overhead of creating an entire app or the hassle of re-compiling after small changes. While in Playgrounds, we'll cover some of the basic syntax used in creating a simple Swift app.
Next up, Akiva Leffert (iOS Engineer @ Etsy) will take these new found skills and show how easy it is to create a basic Swift iOS app. User participation is encouraged but certainly not required so feel free to bring your MacBook with Xcode 6 Beta installed if you'd like to code along. Oh and if you're not already an iOS or Mac developer you can sign up here.
Finally, after the talk we will head over to our friendly neighborhood bar The Bridges and toast to our newly acquired Swift expertise while chanting "PROFIT!" repeatedly.
About This Meetup Group
Apple unveiled their new programming language at WWDC that has been secretly in development for 4 years by the guy that created LLVM. It promises to introduce a modern language without sacrificing performance.
This Meetup group has 3 goals:
1) Help existing Objective-C developers transition smoothly to Swift
2) Introduce new developers to the world of iOS and OS X development
3) Create a community where iOS and OS X developers can meet and collaborate on projects