Random Cool Stuff

So the most exciting thing I did this weekend was create an official Swift Folder - thanks @carlosicaza for posting the png. Here are the instructions for changing your folder icon (didn't even know this was possible!). Isn't it beautiful?

In Case You Missed It


Want to get started with Swift, but don't know how? Here are some really fun tutorials to get you playing:

Swift Blog


I love listenening to Podcasts on my way to work. Here are few great podcasts about Swift and iOS8 I enjoyed this week:

Swift Code

These just keep getting cooler and cooler!

  • PKHUD - A Swift based reimplementation of the Apple HUD (Volume, Ringer, Rotation,…) for iOS 8.
  • HGWActivityButton - A UIButton subclass with a custom, built-in activity indicator
  • CharacterText - UILabel subclass to perform text effects
  • AHKBendableView - UIView subclass that bends its edges when its position changes.
  • SwiftSingleton - An exploration of the Singleton pattern in Swift
  • Snappy - A light-weight layout framework which wraps AutoLayout with a nicer syntax

Swift ThoughtsSwift Thoughts

I love seeing the excitement around Swift growing stronger on a daily basis. So many new leaders, new meetups, new libraries, new blog posts. Less than 2 months after WWDC14, there is a huge community forming around Swift. It really is a magical time to be an iOS developer.

Most importantly, I love seeing Apple really opening up to let Swift take off. A few months ago, could you have imagined that Apple would open up their WWDC Videos to the public, provide the XCode Beta download for non-Apple developers, release a constantly updated book, and have a Blog? Incredible!

With that note, here are all the exciting things happening in Swift this week: