Collection of interesting Swift talks

January 21, 2015

I collected a few talks in this post that I consider particularly interesting, educational, enlightening and thought provoking. Now almost 8 months on from Swift announcement, with vibrant community, there are plenty of talks to choose from. I feel like we as a community (or at least me) are still working out what will the standard practices be when it comes to structuring and developing software in Swift. I think this might not truly change until Apple rewrites / replaces Cocoa. Talks below are some of the ones that shape my thinking on that topic. If there are any talks that gave you “aha moment”, or made you think about Swift in whole new light. I would love to know, feel free to tweet links at me.


Andy Matuschak

@andy_matuschak ex-UIKit engineer, now at Khan Academy gave talk at Functional Swift Conference where he discusses two different approaches to programing in swift. Functional and Object oriented, importance of blurring the line between them to avoid having community split in two camps. Also describes how to introduce functional paradigms when working with fundamentally OO Cocoa frameworks to your projects and your team mates.


Chris Eidhof

@chriseidhof of co-author of Functional Programing in Swift book, witch I highly recommend. He delivers interesting talk about you guest it, functional programing in Swift at Swift Language User Group (San Francisco + Silicon Valley) meet up.


Mike Ash

@mikeash of popular Friday Q&A gives a talk at NSSpain on working with C in Swift.


Warren Moore

@warrenm ex-Apple engineer spoke at Swift Language User Group (San Francisco + Silicon Valley) meet up about Apple’s new Metal framework, and how you can use Metal for 3D rendering from Swift. His presentation covered a lot of ground and was a perfect intro for anybody trying to learn more about 3D, game development, and Swift.


Kamil Borzym

@kam800 dives deep into Swift runtime at Swift Warsaw. Compare Objective-C vs Swift runtime method dispatching at Assembly level.

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