Sidney de Koning - Swift revolution
Swift is more than just a fun playground app on your IPad, it’s a whole new language that changed the way we develop iOS apps. The good thing about Swift is that it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to throw out all your legacy in Objective C. Better yet, you can build on the code that you already have meaning that it is easier to convince your boss to try out this new language.
When one of the attendants mentioned long compiling times during the testing and debugging phase while combining the languages Sidney had a great tip: while compiling the app for testing and debugging you can turn off DWARF and dSIM. You only need to turn these one for your release build. Doing this can decrease your compiling time, so it’s less of a pain in the ass!
Not a Swift developer yet, but ready to explore the possibilities? The Swift Playground app on the IPad is a good way to familiarize yourself with the language or you can just work with textual output via Repl.
Slides of this presentation can be found here.