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Introduction to Swift Programming

  • Jul 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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At this years WWDC, Apple announced a new and powerful programming language called Swift. Swift will eventually replace Objective-C in iOS and OSX development. It's clear that with Swift, Apple is trying to incorporate many of the features that people like in many other modern programming languages, such as Python, Ruby and particularly Java.

Swift is a fun and flexible language that should still feel very familiar to current Objective-C programmers but without the common barrier to entry that many programmers have felt historically when it came to learning Objective-C.

This month our speaker, Jon Flanders, will take us through an introduction of Swift and show us some of the new features in Xcode as well as Playgrounds: the new development interface that allows developers to experiment with code and get the results in real-time without having to compile and test.

The meeting is held in the One West Bank building located on the corner of Walnut and Lake in Pasadena, Ca. Parking is validated for you so pull into the covered parking structure and remember to bring your parking ticket with you to the meeting.

Once you park, follow the signs for the CocoaHeads meeting.

There will be food and plenty of drinks. (non-alcoholic drinks) You must RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for food.

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  • Cynthia

    Excellent talk. Learned lots. Looking forward to seeing the tutorials on PluralSight.

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • David B

    Hello, looking forward to meeting everyone. I'd really, really appreciate meeting anyone who can really help be understand the Runloop, how it gets blocked, and timers. Send me a message, especially if you would be up to meeting up a bit earlier or late.

    1 · July 11, 2014

    • Lawrence L.

      Hi David! Since you are new, I would suggest getting there early and networking with some of the other developers in attendance. You should *always* feel free to ask questions of anyone you think might be able to point in you the right direction of the answer(s) you are looking for. You can grab me or the evening's speaker, Jon Flanders. (Spoiler: He LOVES to help and teach.) There will be a lot of smart people there on Thurs night. If you can't get the answers you need, you will at least be pointed in the right direction. Let me know if I can help in any way. ;)

      July 11, 2014

  • Joe S.

    Unfortunately, I'll be out of town on business. I was looking forward to this. Thank you for the update.

    July 7, 2014

  • David S.

    Swift and Cassandra, anyone?

    1 · July 2, 2014

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