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Introduction to Swift - Apple's Next-Generation Programming Language

Join South Bay Mobile User Group as Jon Flanders, iOS Engineer, Microsoft MVP and Pluralsight iOS instructor introduces us to Swift, a new language developed by Apple for building iOS and OSX applications.  

Apple recently announced a pretty major change to the way iOS apps have been developed in the past, an entirely different programming language called Swift which  "replaces" Objective-C as the future language of choice for app developers, but builds on the experience of Objective-C, Ruby, and many other languages to create a modern, fast, type-safe language.   

Swift feels familiar to Objective-C developers. It adopts the readability of Objective-C’s named parameters and the power of Objective-C’s dynamic object model. It provides seamless access to existing Cocoa frameworks and mix-and-match interoperability with Objective-C code. Building from this common ground, Swift introduces many new features and unifies the procedural and object-oriented portions of the language.  Swift supports playgrounds, an innovative feature that allows programmers to experiment with Swift code and see the results immediately, without the overhead of building and running an app.

In this talk  Jon will discuss the basics of Swift, and highlight some of the features that make it an attractive language to use.

This is a FREE event!!  Food and refreshments will be served.

                                                  This event is sponsored by

Attendees will receive 3 months of FREE web hosting!

6100 Center Drive is the Pepperdine University building.  Parking is available for $3.00 accross the street to the east at the Promonade at Howard Hughes Center. Inmotion Hosting is on the 11th floor of the Pepperdine Building.

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  • Conrad T.

    Talk well done. Also, here's a great Swift Language resource for all interested in the Swift Programming Language:

    July 15, 2014

  • Vladimir

    This was a great talk. Jon was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about the new features.

    July 11, 2014

  • Garrett O.

    Jon did a great job, learned a lot about Swift and Objective C

    July 11, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    Thank you to Phillip for organizing and big thanks to Jon for being such a great presenter! Cheers!

    July 11, 2014

  • Wayne

    Thank you Phillip and Jon and InMotion Hosting...Enjoyed the meetup.

    July 10, 2014

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    July 10, 2014

  • Christopher T.

    instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject. He definitely knew his stuff considering that Swift is a new product, still in beta.

    July 10, 2014

  • Lawrence L.

    This should be good. Flanders is smart guy and great speaker.

    July 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really wish I could make it as I've just started looking into Swift.

    July 9, 2014

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