Swift Potluck -- bring something you made to share!
One of the biggest announcements at WWDC was the introduction of the Swift programming language. Many people are quite excited about it. One hipster compared it to Dylan going electric. Someone else thought it will annihilate Objective-C. Even this guy said it is "mostly harmless", and at least one person already wants it on Android.
Whatever you have to say about Swift, it's pretty clear that Apple is serious about it and there's no better moment than the present to jump in and start using it. At times like these, it can be especially helpful to compare notes and see what other people are doing, and that's where the Swift Potluck comes in.
Our current list of confirmed presenters is:
Véronique Brossier - Real-time drawing and animation preview in Playground
Tom Corwine - Custom keyboard with big buttons
Joe Fabisevich - Picks app
Daniel Flax - Swift port of the AmazeBalls app
Jorge Izquierdo - Taylor, a framework for creating HTTP server applications in Swift from the terminal
Mike Lazer - A UIView extension to simplify doing autolayout in code
Larry Legend - Particle effects
Brian Papa - Swift + CouldKit
Michael Vitrano - Trailing-closure syntax in Swift, demoed with the Aviary API
Jared Watkins - Table view hello world
We're hosted this month by the wonderful folks at Aviary (thanks Ari!), makers of a terrific drop-in photo editor library.
We are also lucky enough to have a co-sponsor this month. Underdog.io is an NYC startup that revamps the hiring equation by giving devs the ability to apply to multiple top startups at once, and giving startups access to a pool of talented candidates.
Thanks to both Aviary and Underdog.io, pizza and beer will be served.
Please note that Aviary has moved offices since January, and is in a new space at 36 Cooper Square, New York, NY.
Here are some Swift resources to get you started:
Apple iBook - The Swift Programming Language
2014 WWDC videos: "Introduction to Swift", "Intermediate Swift", "Integrating Swift with Objective-C", "Advanced Swift"
Ray Wenderlich Swift Language FAQ
Lastly, just to avoid any confusion, this potluck is about code, not food, so do not bring a casserole, although Larry will gladly accept the recipe via email, along with any other comments or questions you may have.
Please note our RSVP policy:
If you have a Going RSVP, you'll be guaranteed admission until 6:55 p.m., at which point both Going and Waiting List RSVPs will be admitted until the space is at capacity. Please make sure your RSVP appears with your first and last name that matches your ID. Email [masked] with any questions.