Back Into Swift!

I'm stoked to announce I'm getting back into Swift. I'll be changing jobs and company soon to be a fulltime iOS developer (again). 

But here's the issue - I haven't done Swift since about Swift 1.0. I did a bit of Swift 2.0, but then I left go to explore (and also love) server side development and AWS. 

So, now that Swift 4 is out, and Swift 5.0 is on the horizon... I have a fair bit of catching up to do. So how am I doing it?

I reached out to a bit of a guru in the area who does great content around Swift, John Sundell.

I took his advice, and Mugunth Kumar's (who you'll remember from DevChats) and started on my journey.

First up, I'm watching WWDC Videos. The plan is to watch the following videos:

  • 2015 - What's new in Swift (Swift 2.0)
  • 2015 - Protocol-Oriented Programming in Swift (Crusty... I've tried and failed to understand th end of it too many times...) 
  • 2016 - What's new in Swift (Swift 3.0)
  • 2016 - Swift API Design Guidelines
  • 2016 - What's new in Foundation for Swift
  • 2017 - What's new in Swift (Swift 3.something?)

This should provide a great overview and get up to speed on the changes in an efficient manner. 

After this, I'll take John's advice and work on converting an project and go slow and think carefully about each migration step. 

I'll keep you posted. 

Sam