OrchardNest is a site built by Leo Dion and dedicated to the Swift and Apple Developer community by providing a source for news, tutorials, podcasts, YouTube videos, and other updates.
Based on the wonderful iOS Dev Directory by Dave Verwer, this aggreates, filters, curates the variety of RSS feeds availables from developers, designers, podcasters, youtubers and newsletters.
If I am missing a site I highly recommend checking out Dave's guidence on how to add a site. My hope is that this site continues to grow and helps developers stay informed about the Apple ecosystem and Swift.
If you have any other questions, check out our support and FAQ page for more details.
Hi! My name is Leo Dion. I have been doing software development for over 20 years. I have focused on Apple platforms and Swift for at least 10 years. I love developing in Swift and I run my own company, BrightDigit doing freelance Swift development and consulting. I build apps for the iPhone and iPad but also I love the Mac and Apple Watch as well. Recently I have enjoyed building server-side solutions like this in Swift with Vapor.
Besides my company, I run a podcast, EmpowerApps.Show, a development blog at learningswift.brightdigit.com and speak at conferences frequently about life, career, dev work and of course ... Swift.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
For those interested in the technical details:
- Server-Side Swift with Vapor 4
- PostgreSQL Database with Fluent for Vapor
- Job Queue via Vapor Queues Fluent Driver by Matthieu Barthélemy
- Plot by John Sundell for HTML Rendering
- Ink by John Sundell for Markdown Parsing
- Milligram for CSS
- Elusive Icons for Icons
Feel free to check out the GitHub repositoy to learn more about how the site works.
We are open to adding more feeds and features. If you are interested in learning more, check out our support page for details.