Swift: The Basics

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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My sample code is at https://github.com/aleffert/swiftest

    and the talk is in that repo at https://github.com/aleffert/swiftest/raw/master/swift-notes.key.zip

    I also want to add that I was wrong and you should be able to hack up haskell style constructor classes using typealias in a protocol and a generic class implementing that protocol.

    June 20

  • Selwyn

    June 20

  • Jorge I.

    It was very basic. Looking forward to the following events. Going to be great

    2 · June 18

  • Jason L.

    Hey guys, if anyone's interested I took some notes from tonight - http://bit.ly/1pfE5BQ.

    3 · June 18

  • Jeff B.

    Good, but would've been better to focus on what the community has learned since the sessions. A bit too much time spent on impressions, would've liked more nitty gritty stuff.

    1 · June 18

  • Greg

    Excellent presentation. I'd love to see a community comprised of the people in attendance tonight.

    1 · June 17

  • jun

    Great meeting. Well organized and interesting presentation.

    1 · June 17

  • Rob G.

    Great job!

    1 · June 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice job tonight guys!

    1 · June 17

  • Isaac R.

    Very organized and flawlessly presented.

    1 · June 17

  • Prashanth

    I had to cancel as I have a late meeting at work. I just updated my RSVP. I hope someone else can get in

    June 17

    • abe D.

      I will not be able to bake it tonite

      June 17

  • Mikel K.

    Unforeseen events mean that I have had to change my rsvp to no... so hopefully someone else will be able to slide in...

    June 17

  • Eugene K. J.

    Hey all, Geno here, not sure if you've been made aware of the upcoming meetup at TurnToTech but we're offering an introduction to Swift at our space tomorrow, Wednesday June 11th. We'd love to have you if you can make it: http://www.meetup.com/TurnToTech/events/187323162/

    This is a super exciting time for iOS developers and we're ecstatic to be the first school in the city to offer a course on Swift. Come by, check it out, and come up and say hello. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, thoughts, comments, you have.



    June 10

  • Isaac R.

    Hey Marc. Thanks for showing up at our NYC iOS Swift Developers event last night. This is an exciting time for iOS devs and it's great to see a healthy number of them meeting in Bklyn.

    1 · June 10

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