Sep 23, 2021, 3:00 AM
How many of you have pre-ordered the new iPhone 13? Tomorrow is the big day, when we can see the new device hit the store shelves. Apple claims that the new iPhone has a brand new dual-camera system, a super-fast A15 chip and a massive...
Sep 9, 2021, 3:00 AM
California streaming. We all know what that means: a big day is coming next week - Apple has announced an event on September 14! They hid an easter egg inside the event invitation - a hidden AR experience, and it looks pretty cool. This...
Aug 26, 2021, 3:00 AM
This week I spoke at the 360iDev conference. I enjoy going to conferences and meeting fellow community members, but it is tough to do it in a remote environment. The organizers did a tremendous job to facilitate both worlds this year....
Aug 12, 2021, 3:00 AM
Have you noticed how the last two weeks have been pretty low-key for the Swift community? I feel this is a lull before the storm of September comes and we all know what that means. Folks are holding their breath, eager to find out news...
Jul 29, 2021, 3:00 AM
Thank you Jeroen for covering last week’s issue. If you want to contribute or write an issue, head down to our contributions guide or let me know personally.
The slow summer trend is also continuing these past two weeks. Despite that,...
Jul 15, 2021, 3:00 AM
Kristaps has asked me to take over the writing for this week. It seems that Swift proposals and pitches have slowed down a little bit for now. Is this due to summer in the northern hemisphere or people having fun with the current beta...
Jul 1, 2021, 3:00 AM
It seems that WWDC21 has settled down, and people are starting to enjoy the summer. But Swift’s core team hasn’t stopped working, and there are quite a few proposals in review as well as accepted.
This issue of Swift Weekly brings some...
Jun 17, 2021, 3:00 AM
WWDC21 is over and it was a crazy week - full of new stuff, great sessions and things to learn during the summer. What were your favorite sessions?
If you have thoughts on how to make next year’s WWDC even better, you can express them...
Jun 3, 2021, 3:00 AM
WWDC21 is just a couple of days away! Everyone is super excited, and there will be many community events throughout the week and later this month. Don’t worry if you can’t follow everything. We have plenty of time afterwards! The most...
May 20, 2021, 3:00 AM
WWDC21 is just around the corner, and I believe we will have many significant updates then.
My favourite news piece in the last two weeks is the Swift Mentorship Program announcement. Mentoring and discovering how I can help others grow...
May 6, 2021, 3:00 AM
Let’s start with the most important news: Swift 5.4 has been released alongside Xcode 12.5. It has some notable new features and additions like result builders, multiple variadic parameters, and more.
WWDC is just one month away! Who...
Apr 22, 2021, 3:00 AM
I want to thank Jeroen for helping out with last week’s issue. He did a great job spicing up the usual flow. How did you like it? Let us know.
We finally have the Xcode 12.5 RC, and it has some notable Swift language fixes and...
Apr 8, 2021, 3:00 AM
Big announcement this week: WWDC21 will happen from June 7 to 11. It will be online only, so everyone in our community can join in on the fun.
Kristaps asked me to take care of the newsletter this week. So hi, my name is Jeroen and I...
Mar 25, 2021, 3:00 AM
We have a fantastic new domain: swiftweeklybrief.com. 🎉
I would like to personally thank Jeroen Leenarts for his tremendous help with the new email marketing platform.
This month is also an opportunity to celebrate the amazing women in...
Mar 11, 2021, 3:00 AM
Another two weeks have passed in the blink of an eye. I’ve been busy launching my new project into the wild, listening to critical feedback from early users, and doing my best to improve it.
Jeroen Leenarts and I teamed up to improve the...
Feb 25, 2021, 3:00 AM
This month we are celebrating Black History Month, which makes this a good time to recognize those Swift community members who have had a tremendous impact on all of us. I want to thank them and everyone else who enriches and moves our...
Feb 11, 2021, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks passed by so quickly! I’ve been busy with a new project, launching this week, and I’ve been exploring SwiftUI 2 new features like LazyVStack, LazyHGrid, @StateObject and more. So far, I love it a lot.
In the interim,...
Jan 28, 2021, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks have passed very quickly. I volunteered to help my country plan and develop a system for distributing Covid-19 vaccines to those most in need. I hope everything runs as smoothly as it can.
I want to say thank you to the...
Jan 14, 2021, 3:00 AM
We are back from the holiday break. Whether you celebrate or not, I hope you took some time off to relax after this crazy 2020. We’re now in 2021, and I believe this year we will slowly move back to a more normal life. I hope we can meet...
Dec 17, 2020, 3:00 AM
Before heading into the holiday period, we have some great news about async/await. The proposal adding this functionality is under review. It’s a good opportunity to express your opinion.
We have some news from the Swift Server Workgroup....
Dec 3, 2020, 3:00 AM
On this day, exactly five years ago, Apple open-sourced the Swift programming language! Imagine how fast this language has moved, and what the next five years will bring.
We have some excellent news for server-side Swift development....
Nov 19, 2020, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks passed quickly. We now have Swift Evolution dashboard working in dark mode. How cool is that?
Great news for server-side folks. We have now Swift tooling for Kubernetes. Now you can orchestrate your server containers...
Nov 5, 2020, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks have been very active. Swift core team shared an article explaining Swift concurrency roadmap and multiple other great resources. I think it will be very exciting to see what is going to happen in near future.
Oct 22, 2020, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks were somewhat slow in the Swift open source world but then Apple published yet another open-source library - Swift Service Discovery. Apart from the announcement of the new iPhones we had some weird times with Xcode 12.1...
Oct 8, 2020, 3:00 AM
My last issue. I have had
such a great time writing this newsletter with the help of some great friends,
and I can’t thank all of you enough.
I’m very excited for the future of the newsletter now that Kristaps is taking
it over, with me...
Sep 24, 2020, 3:00 AM
An update on the Swift Weekly Brief from Bas:
After Jesse moved on to different project after issue #100, I’ve decided to move on to different projects now, too.
I’ll stick around for issue 170, but that’ll be my last. You can read my...
Sep 10, 2020, 3:00 AM
The last two weeks were pretty quiet, but I think it is about to change. I assume we will see a lot going on before the official Apple platform releases. Stay tuned!
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Aug 27, 2020, 3:00 AM
Here’s a fresh update on everything going on in Swift in open source. Like
every other week, really! It continues to be a pleasure being able to write and
share this newsletter with you, keeping a digestable overview of changes.
Aug 13, 2020, 3:00 AM
Summer is already in its second half and seems that the Swift community has gained some steam before the official Xcode releases.
Additionally, the people working on Swift on the server have great news about AWS Lambda and Kitura is now a...
Jul 30, 2020, 3:00 AM
If you haven’t heard about it yet, we’ve been seeing a start to async /
await in Swift these past two weeks. While this will take a lot more time
before we can expect to see this land in Swift, it is an exciting thing to...
Jul 16, 2020, 3:00 AM
Another two weeks have passed, so here’s another “Weekly” Brief. There’s lots
of energy within the community at the moment, it seems — as there’s a lot going
LINE loves Swift!
LINE is the leading mobile...
Jul 2, 2020, 3:00 AM
This year’s WWDC was a blast. Despite what is currently happening in the world
I think Apple created a small “development holiday” for all of us. I think a
new online conference reached far more folks around the world than ever before.