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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:


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


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

In Case You Missed It

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?