Swift Summit 2015

291 days after the launch of the Swift programming language, Swift Summit was held in London, March 21st 22nd. What an amazing 2 days it was. I met some amazing people, learnt some incredibly interesting and thought provoking things, and came away highly inspired and enthusiastic about the future of iOS development.

Many thanks to Beren Rumble (@devberen) , Ida Kristiansson (@NomadicIda) and Morgan Evetts (@morqon) for organising and hosting such an amazing event. 👏

Swift Summit website link, twitter link.


Here are the notes I took. They should not be considered definitive or 100% accurate to the content presented, they are more just a reminder of some cool and interesting things that were said. Where possible I have tried to find links to the slides or presentation material.

Functional View Controllers

By Chris Eidhof, @ChrisEidhof

let flow = navigationController(loginViewController()) >>> orgsScreen >>> reposScreen >>> issuesScreen

GitHub repo: chriseidhof/github-issues

Shortly after Swift Summit Chris shipped Scenery; a Mac app written entirely in Swift. He wrote his thoughts on using Swift in production here.

Share Your Code, Swift API Design: Getting Results

By Brian Gesiak, @modocache

Slides

Gift (repo) for interacting with the GitHub API in Swift, which uses the railway concept

Brian’s retrospective blog post on Swift Summit.

Closures In API Design

By Hermés Piqué, @hpique

Slides

Back To The Futures

By Javier Soto, @Javi

Slides.

Playground demo link.

The Monad Among Us

By Al Skipp, @ChromophoreApp

GitHub repo

Static Types and Zero-Cost Abstractions

By Airspeed Velocity, @AirSpeedSwift

How Swift is Swift?

By Joseph Lord, @jl_hfl

Slides

What Haskell Taught Me About Writing Swift

By Abizer Nasir, @abizern

Slides

Recommended books:

Swift Scripting

By Ayaka Nonaka, @ayanonagon

Slides, Git Repo

JSON, Swift and Type Safety: It’s a wrap

By Anthony Levings, @SketchyTech

Slides

Wonderful use of a drama-school-esque prop. Good work!

Death By Indecision

By Alexsander Akers, @a2

Slides

If you have a OSS Swift app contact Beren Rumble (@devberen) and he can help promote and share it.

Extracurricular Swift

By Sally Shepard & Mark Martin, @mostgood & @urban_teacher

Slides

Links:

(Functional) Programming For Everyone

By Daniel Steinberg, @dimsumthinking

GitHub repo: Swift playground using Logo-like commands to teach kids programming.

Day 1 Panel Discussion

Panel: Brian Gesiak, Ayaka Nonaka, Chirs Eidhof & Airspeed Velocity

The big question: Is Swift ready for production?

Fantastic answer from Ayaka: Do you think Objective-C is ready for production?

let swift: Race?

By Jack Nutting, @jacknutting

Slides

Swift, Meet Objective-C

By Daniel Tomlinson, @dantoml

Slides

Swift Funtime

By Boris Bügling, @NeoNacho

Slides & Github Repo

Testing In Swift

By Jan Riehn, @jriehn

Slides & GitHub Repo

Debugging In Swift

By Carola Nitz, @_Caro_N

Slides

Swifty Methods

By Radek Pietruszewski, @radexp

Slides & related blogpost

Crypto Swift

By Marcin Krzyżanowski, @krzyzanowskim

GitHub Repo

Swift & Metal

By Simon Gladman, @FlexMonkey

Slides & related blogpost

Taylor Swift HTTP Framework

By Jorge Izquierdo, @izqui9

GitHub repo

View From The Otherside

By Gem Barrett, @gembarrett

RESTful

By Kyle Fuller, @kylefuller

Slides Representor - Hypermedia resource framework in Swift

Representor: Swift library for building and consuming Hypermedia messages

A collection of REST (HATEOAS) APIs:

Day 2 Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks