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Author: Paul Hudson and Sean Allen

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Swift over Coffee is a podcast that helps you keep your Swift skills up to date the easy way, hosted by Paul Hudson and Sean Allen. Each episode has news, our picks of the week, plus an open ballot where you can share your views on important topics.

Follow us on Twitter at @swiftovercoffee.

Note: all the discussion from Sean and Paul is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Our regular intro/outro music is also licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, and is called "Dropping out of School" by Brad Sucks.
22 Episodes
In this episode: Sean's beard is staying in San Francisco, the NeXT era is ending, we discuss SwiftUI's forms system, and explore the many amazing new features from WWDC19.- The NeXT Era Ends, the Swift Era Begins: WWDC 2019 Session Notes: WWDC 2019 The Things You May Have Missed: About SwiftUI: Paul's pick: SwiftUI's forms – Sean's pick: WWDC 2019 (Mind the Enthusiasm Gap) – Open Ballot: Now that the dust has settled, what was your favorite new feature announced at WWDC19 that *isn't* SwiftUI?- Plus: your chance to win a massive pile of Swift books to enjoy over summer!
In this special episode we’re joined by our friends Kristina Fox, JP Simard, Gui Rambo, and Kaya Thomas as we discuss everything new from WWDC19. Strap yourselves in – this is a long one!- News: what *isn’t* news this week? We dive into dark mode, Xcode 11, ARKit, RealityKit, Vision OCR, and more.- Focus on Swift 5.1: how opaque return types, function builders, property wrappers, and module stability combine to make SwiftUI possible.- Project Catalyst: now that we can build our iOS apps for macOS, who is going to use it, what advantages and disadvantages does it have, and are we going to see mass adoption?- Open Ballot: What are your early reactions to SwiftUI?Our sponsor for this episode was MacStadium, provider of Apple Mac infrastructure-as-a-service. If you’re building apps for the Apple ecosystem, learn more about MacStadium’s infrastructure at’re also grateful to AltConf for letting us use their amazing space, to Breaker for recording and mixing the episode, and our wonderful guest hosts for giving up their time to take part. Thanks, everyone!
S1E20: Transcendental Swift

S1E20: Transcendental Swift


In this episode: the Apple Developer Academy is open for another year, iOS Dev Jobs launches, we reveal why "Spectre" has British spelling, and ponder what Apple might announce at WWDC19.- Swift over Coffee Live is happening at AltConf 2019! Tickets are free thanks to MacStadium and AltConf, but you need to register for one here: - Apple Developer Academy registration: GitHub sponsors: iOS Dev Jobs: Paul's pick: system library targets (SE-0208) – Sean's pick: Spectre retrospective – Open ballot: What developer changes would you like to see announced at WWDC?
S1E19: Rotato rotato

S1E19: Rotato rotato


In this episode: Swift hits the front-end of the web, Marzipan creeps closer, Paul talks about the importance of data hiding in Swift 5.1, and we discuss what makes for great code review.- Swift over Coffee Live is happening at AltConf 2019! Tickets are free thanks to MacStadium and AltConf, but you need to register for one here: Unwrap for iOS: Swift on WebAssembly: SE-0259 - Approximate Equality for Floating Point: SE-0260 Library Evolution for Stable ABIs: What to Expect From Marzipan: Paul's pick: How to use opaque return types in Swift 5.1 – Sean's pick: Rotato – Pull request checklists:
S1E18: Big boy pants

S1E18: Big boy pants


In this episode: Swift 5.1 gathers strength, Realm gets swallowed up by MongoDB, Sean discovers SwiftLint, and we discuss whether Apple Arcade will be good for the indie game development community.- SE-0255 Implicit returns from single-expression functions: - SE-0259 Approximate Equality for Floating Point: Swift 5.1 snapshots available: Realm acquired by MongoDB: Docker Hub security breach: Paul's pick: Zephyr – Sean's pick: SwiftLint – Open ballot: Do you think Apple Arcade will be good for the wider iOS game development community?
S1E17: Now he sounds French

S1E17: Now he sounds French


In this episode: lots of new Swift Evolution proposals are in review, we discuss *that* TechCrunch article, dive into server-side Swift, and try to figure out how to pronounce “Herbert”.- Swift 5 Officially Released: SE-0246 Generic Math Functions: SE-0249 KeyPath Expressions as Functions: SE-0252 Key Path Member Lookup: SE-0248 String Gaps and Missing APIs: SE-0257 Eliding commas from multiline expression lists: SE-0255 Implicit returns from single-expression functions: Paul’s pick: Whither app developers? – Sean’s pick: Pacing Ourselves in the Marzipan Marathon – Open Ballot: Have you experimented with server-side Swift? If so, what are your thoughts, and if not what's holding you back?
In this episode: the Swift style guide marches on to formal review, we pick out our favorite events at iOSCon, and discuss whether it's important for iOS developers to be skilled in more than one platform.- WWDC ticket winners – who got lucky? (Spoiler: it was Paul.) (And not Sean.)- SE-0250: Swift Code Style Guidelines and Formatter – SE-0249: Key Path Expressions as Functions – Paul’s first pick: Gwendolyn Weston's talk "The Business Case For Your Code" – Gwen's book, Intentional Friendships: Paul’s second pick: Being able to do some coding with Connie, a young coder, at iOSCon.- Sean’s first pick: Niamh Power's talk "Better Together" – Sean's second pick: Getting to attend his first major conference and meeting lots of other Swift developers.- Open ballot: Should mobile developers be skilled in more than one platform, e.g. Android or React as well as iOS?Thanks to Skillsmatter in London for hosting our first live podcast episode!
In this episode: WWDC is announced at last, memberwise initializers get better in Swift 5.1, we vent about getting lost in side projects, and discuss Marzipan.- WWDC dates announced: SE-0242: Synthesize default values for the memberwise initializer – SE-0246: Generic Math Functions – Paul’s first pick: providesAppNotificationSettings – Paul’s second pick: count(where:) was removed from Swift 5.0 – Sean’s pick: Getting Too Absorbed in Side Projects – Open ballot: Make something for macOS now, wait for Marzipan, or ignore it entirely?
In this episode: the first sighting of Swift 5.1, a Swift style guide is on the cards, we talk about toast (the user interface kind!), and look for where there’s still money to be made on the App Store.- Swift 5.1 Release Process: Pitch for Official Swift Style Guide: Apple allowing developers to offer subscription discounts: Paul’s pick – Loaf: Sean's pick – A Best in Class iOS App by Jordan Morgan: Open Ballot: Is there still money to be made on the App Store? If so, how?
S1E13: Bizarre but legal

S1E13: Bizarre but legal


In this episode: Swift 5 nears ABI stability, Swift adoption in apps is skyrocketing, we make all our unit tests pass, and discuss how we'd change Swift.- Swift 5 ABI Stability and Evolving Swift on Apple Platforms: How many apps use Swift in 2019? Esoteric Swift repo by Jesse Squires: Apple to require two-factor authentication for developer accounts: Paul’s pick - LOLzwagon: Sean's pick - Speeding up development: a collection of tips – Open Ballot: If you could change one thing about Swift, what would it be?
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Timothy Hosey

great show, fellows. enjoyed every bit of the Swift evolution.

Jan 5th
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