Interested in learning how Swift and ACCU could be a match made in Heaven? Phil Nash joins us at ACCU London to tell us more!
Now in its forth year, Swift – Apple’s new programming language – is already at version 4, has undergone significant development, and has now been fully open-sourced! It’s had one of the fastest adoptions of any new language ever (for reasons we’ll discuss) and has been turning the world of Apple development on its head.
But what’s different about it? How does it fit in with other modern languages? Is it a functional language, as some rumours have suggested? Does it have any unique features? Should you care about it at all if you are not in the Apple eco-system (or even if you are)? We’ll look at answers to at all these questions and get a flavour of the language itself.
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Swift for the Curious
Phil is a Developer Advocate for Swift, Objective-C and C++ tools at JetBrains. Prior to that he worked in as diverse fields as: finance, agile coaching and iOS development. A long time C++ developer he also has his feet in Swift, Objective-C and F# - as well as dabbling in other languages. He is the author of several open source projects - most notably Catch: a C++-native test framework - and had the first version of the strategy board game, Risk, in the iOS app store.