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Swift is here. Get up to speed.

We will be kicking off at 6:30PM on July 9th with the following:

1. Welcome

2. Drinks / Food, Networking, Call for speakers

3. Talk(s)

4. More Drinks / Food and Networking

Our goals for the initial meetup are to share our thoughts so far, understand what the community would like out of this recurring event and learn from each other.

If you're interested in talking, feel free to reach out directly, or get in touch at the event.

Space is ample however seating is limited so get here on time and enjoy a beverage.

See you all tomorrow!

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  • Mike

    Hi everyone! Hope the meetup was fun. I am posting this because I am running a small business and am seeking for a new iOS developer to join our team. Ongoing apps programmed in swift although some older ones are done in Objective C. If anyone may be interested in work shoot me a message!

    March 28

    • Mike

      www.aliasapps.com

      March 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    People that have been playing around with Swift, any chance you could take a look at this problem I'm having over on stack overflow? tl;dr: trying to access IOKit's power management APIs in Swift, but not having any joy :(
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25095424/how-to-access-iokit-pwr-mgt-from-swift

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sooo... When we gonna have the next one?

    2 · August 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi folks - Please check out the new blog from us on Swift development, authored by the engineers behind Swift: https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/

    July 11, 2014

  • Jorge

    Pretty cool, I got to meet some new developers!

    July 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting everyone tonight. Really looking forward to seeing what the Toronto dev community can do :)

    2 · July 9, 2014

  • Andres P.

    Swift code:

    World Cup > Swift
    = Attend late

    With love
    Andres

    July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok to be a bit late because World Cup?

    July 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Only if your team wins

      2 · July 9, 2014

  • Jorge

    Is it ok to arrive a bit early or it has to be at 6:30?

    July 9, 2014

  • Yusef H. D.

    Aw yiss.

    July 9, 2014

  • Terry

    I have another idea for Swift development. I love Swift's language features that are more commonly available in dynamic langs and/or langs that use VMs. I'm thinking about cross-platform dev with Swift. That way I code in Swift (sans Cocoa & Foundation Framework) then build/link my app on a different target platform (e.g. Linux). The resulting app will be native to that platform. One use case for this would be porting Spark (a MapReduce-like cluster computing engine) from Scala to Swift. The benefit would be the codebase uses similar and powerful language features and yet the runtime should be lightening fast because of native code.

    Swift has a "-emit-ir" switch to allow outputs of IR files. If I copy the IR files on to a Linux box, I would think I'd be able to use LLVM to build an app that is native on Linux. From what I've read so far, it's not as portable as LLVM might imply. Need some LLVM experts to chime in.

    Will Apple open-source Swift as someone tweeted? Fingers crossed.

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • Terry

    For anyone who is familiar with any newer langs that supports FP and lamdbas like Scala, groovy, (dare I say) Java 8 and even, to a degree, CoffeeScript, you should feel at home with Swift. Especially so for Scala in my case... I'm already thinking about creating a project to convert Scala to Swift (and vice versa)... That way, one can build Android app (though mostly applicable to helper classes or supporting/vertical utils or business logic/domain specific code) in Scala and then convert the Scala code to Swift for iOS. Just a thought, for now.

    3 · June 6, 2014

    • Terry

      I gave my idea some more thoughts. My current approach has two variants. So, on a very high & theoretical level, the flow will go like this:

      Variant #1:
      Source -> AST -> (A custom app/plugin that reads AST, tree-walks it, maps/converts language features from Swift to Scala (and vice versa) then spits out target source code)

      Variant #2:
      Source -> AST -> (A custom app/plugin that reads AST, tree-walks it, maps/converts language features, then spits out target AST) -> (Use the target compiler to read AST and output target source code)

      From a Swift point of view, there is a "-dump-ast" switch in the compiler that outputs Swift AST. There are many implementations in Scala that go from Scala AST to Scala source.

      Hopefully this will spark some interest.

      1 · June 11, 2014

  • Naeem L.

    Not too long to go but in the mean time have a read of Bryant Balatbat's latest post - http://www.bnotions.com/taking-swift-for-a-test-flight/

    June 10, 2014

  • Naeem L.

    There will definitely be a talk or two. Currently finalizing topics but looking to do a an overview and dive into some practical examples. Watch the group for updates!

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Are there going to be any talks or is this just meet n greet?

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning more about swift

    June 5, 2014

  • steve t.

    Swift is fast!

    June 5, 2014

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