iOS Meetup The First - ReactiveCocoa

This is the first installment of more regular iOS meetups. As our first topic, we'll tackle Functional Reactive Programming (a.k.a. FRP), via a little ReactiveCocoa (RAC) library released by the folks at GitHub.

FRP is a fun paradigm that can eliminate a lot of boilerplate code and turn complex callback systems into a simpler model. Check it out, play with it, use it in anger, and see for yourself. In this meetup, we'll show you how to create a basic RAC app and use the most common features. Code-along will be encouraged. You can use this simple RAC iOS project to get started. It abstracts time people. Time! TIME!!!

You're probably wondering, "but, but Swift?" Well, RAC isn't Swift compatible yet. But, they're working on it. Either way, it's an interesting way to think about applications on and off the iOS platform (check out ElmReact, ClojureScript Om, and BaconJS for other implementations).

Still want Swift? That's cool, we're planning to have some of our next talks dedicated to Swift. Come out and let your preference be heard. We take requests.

Anyone can help be an organizer of this group. Please come to this first meeting to help us create a roadmap.

All welcome. Hope to see you there.

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  • Todd B.

    Thanks for the slides in the SwiftSlate repo!

    1 · August 15

  • Elizabeth E.

    That was awesome! A really nice presentation. Thanks so much for sharing...

    1 · August 13

  • Todd B.

    'Sorry that I couldn't make it.

    1 · August 13

  • Kyle O.

    We're in Suite 160 ("Innovate Hawaii", aka the "Orange room"). We were just moved to the a new room. It's on the first floor at the back of the complex.

    1 · August 13

  • May L.

    It would be a great learning experience tonight, I really feel fun and honor to join had I get a ride from Waikiki. Many thanks! May. [masked]

    August 13

    • Shu Zong C.

      I might be able to take you. Let me know if you can't arrange transportation (I sent you a text from my number)

      August 13

  • Chae L.

    We can talk about swift publicly, only iOS 8 is under
    The NDA . Check out the swift blog at https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/

    Also , Xcode 6 beta is available to all registered apple
    developers, not just those who are in the paid iOS or Mac Developer Program.

    July 30

    • Kyle O.

      I'm not a lawyer, but my understanding is that some things are still not allowed. http://oleb.net/blog/...­

      July 30

    • Kyle O.

      I'm not sure if the prohibition of screenshots includes using Xcode in a talk.

      July 30

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