What’s new in Swift is a news feed that focuses on the latest articles, trends, and stories happening around the Swift ecosystem that I find interesting. All of the topics selected in this article have been cherry picked from either Github, Swift.org, or found the Swift Forums over the last few weeks and can range from topics covered in iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, or in the Server Side community. This latest issue focuses on SourceKit-LSP, adding Python 2 and 3 support to the Swift stdlib, a
As a long time mobile and server side engineer I have been involved in many different types of projects over the years. Some small, and some large, but all with one recurring trend; the mobile clients need to consume data from a server to perform a task. Sometimes this data being consumed is small, and other times the application needs to continuously poll or be notified of new data to keep the application up to date it real time.
Over the years I have accumulated a lot of interesting code in my repositories from different research and side projects I’ve been involved with. A lot of this code is based in C, C++, and Objective-C, but ultimately has never see the light of day just because it was scrapped as part of a larger project or a feature being deprecated.
In years past Apple has announced their new operating systems, developer tools, and environments at WWDC and then in the fall final versions would be released to the entire developer base. Today, it is a whole new world in that the Swift language has mostly diverged from this pattern and is released on a community driven time schedule.