Swift Changes Considered Harmful

I like Swift. We’re using it for new products like Linea, which was written from the ground up with the new syntax. In spite of this, I still consider the language harmful. The best way to understand the issues is by imagining that you’re an iOS developer… Read more

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The Best New Features in Swift 4

Swift 4 is here, and it's bringing some nice changes. We're not getting a radical rework of the syntax like we did last year, nor are we getting a breathtaking pile of new features like we did for Swift 2, but there are some nice additions you can use to ... (more…)

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