I guess re-iterating the announcements Apple did on Tuesday is not needed. What is most interesting to me about everything that happened on Tuesday is the fact that iOS 8 now reached GM status and Apple sent the call to bring in your iOS 8 uploads to iTunes connect. iOS 8 is around the corner in about a week from now allowing some great new features to the platform and ... Swift.
I was thinking about putting together a list of excellent links about Swift. But obviously somebody has done that already https://github.com/Wolg/awesome-swift (And best of all, if you find/notice an epic Swift resource out there, submit a pull request to that REPO, or leave a comment on this blog post.) If you are getting started, check out: https://github.com/nettlep/learn-swift It's a Github repo filled with extra Playgrounds to learn Swift in a hands-on matter. It elaborates a bit further on the later chapters of the Swift language book. But the best way to learn Swift I can come up with is to join Xebia for a day (or two) and attend one of our special purpose update training offers hosted by Daniel Steinberg on 6 and 7 november. More info on that:
- A Swift Kickstart: Introducing the Swift Programming Language
- iOS 8 Quickstart: The fundamental pillars of iOS development