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Rendering Moana with Swift

Moana (2048×858 pixels, 64 spp) rendered with Gonzales on a Google Cloud Instance with 8 vCPUs and 64GB of memory in roughly 26 hours. Memory usage is about 60GB. (Denoised with OpenImageDenoi…

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Swift, Tess Catch Eruptions from an Active Galaxy

Using data from facilities including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), scientists have studied 20 instances and counting of regular outbursts of an event called ASASSN-14ko. Astronomers classify ga…

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C++ for Swift Developers

Swift in a sense is very much like C++, and when I say C++ I mean C++11 and beyond. One could also say that Swift is cleaner C++, or C++ without the backwards compatibility baggage from the 80s. To give an idea here’s a minimal modern C++ code:

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Proposal for async/await accepted for Swift

The review of SE-0296 – async/await has concluded and the proposal is accepted. Feedback was very positive on the concept of adding async/await in general with a few key points raised: It was suggested that try await reads better await try. The core te…

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