July 2, 2018
A recent type checking speedup had very small source compatibility breakages, but nonetheless went through the evolution process and it was accepted!
June 25, 2018
The Never type has some very unique properties and behavior. We introduce the type and discuss a recent proposal (SE-215) to make it conform to Hashable and Equatable.
June 18, 2018
We welcome Kelvin and Vincent to the show to discuss Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift.
June 13, 2018
An in-depth conversation about Swift 4.2 and beyond with Ted Kremenek, Manager of the Languages and Runtimes team at Apple.
June 11, 2018
We discuss the announcements from WWDC 2018 with special guest, Greg Heo.
May 28, 2018
We discuss recent proposals on adding unicode properties to characters and Unicode.scalar.
May 14, 2018
IUOs are dead, long live IUOs! With this change, IUOs are no longer a type but rather a special variant of Optional.
May 7, 2018
Now that Swift for TensorFlow has been open sourced and documentation is available, we share some very interesting findings.
April 30, 2018
Swift will soon have a more robust hashing strategy, and it doesn't involve always returning zero for hashValue.
April 16, 2018
We cover a few recent Collection & Sequence Swift Evolution proposals.
April 9, 2018
It happened. Google forked Swift. Swift for Tensorflow has wide-reaching implications and we just had to share our thoughts.
April 2, 2018
We cover two recent Swift Package Manager proposal pitches.
March 26, 2018
We go over the Swift 4.1 release highlights with Ben Cohen and Doug Gregor from the Swift team. Part 2 of 2.
March 19, 2018
We go over the Swift 4.1 release highlights with Ben Cohen and Doug Gregor from the Swift team. Part 1 of 2.
March 5, 2018
Thoughts on Dave DeLong's "protocol wishlist" for Swift and other ideas for improving Swift's protocols.
February 26, 2018
Swift.org is officially participating in the Google Summer of Code program, and there are some great project ideas.
February 19, 2018
We discuss Connor Wakamo's proposal to revamp the Playground QuickLook APIs
February 12, 2018
We discuss Jordan Rose's proposal to address issues with struct initializers
February 5, 2018
The pace is picking up early 2018, so there's a lot to cover.
January 22, 2018
We dissect Michael Ilseman's recent document with potential optimizations and improvements to String in preparation for ABI stability.
January 15, 2018
Swift 4.1 will include support for conditional protocol conformance, and we're excited to use it!
January 8, 2018
We discuss the recent efforts improving & instrumenting the Swift compiler's performance.
December 18, 2017
We discuss Chris Lattner's recent "Dynamic Member Lookup" proposal.
December 11, 2017
The source compatibility suite has been useful in catching compatibility issues before official Swift releases are cut, but it leaves much to be desired especially around communication with project maintainers outside Apple.
December 4, 2017
Think thread safety with Swift is the same as C languages, with slightly different syntax? Think again!
November 13, 2017
Brief discussion around some recent proposals.
October 23, 2017
We discuss Swift’s numeric protocols and types, especially those of the floating point variety.
October 16, 2017
We discuss the first release of the HTTP server library from the Swift Server APIs project.
October 9, 2017
Since many of you are probably migrating to Swift 4 as you listen to this, we figured we'd share our thoughts on the transition.
October 2, 2017
We share our tips for measuring & improving Swift compilation times, as well as share some news about recent efforts to test compile times within the Swift repo.
September 25, 2017
We welcome Mike Ash to the show to discuss the implementation details of weak references in Swift and how they've changed.
September 18, 2017
We discuss some recent Swift Evolution proposals, Xcode 9 GM, along with a boatload of Follow Up (tm) from Ted Kremenek and Pierre Habouzit.
September 11, 2017
All about the recent refactoring pieces announced at WWDC 2017 and open sourced in the last few months.
September 4, 2017
We welcome Chris Lattner to the show to discuss concurrency in Swift 5 and beyond!
August 21, 2017
The fourth and final episode in our series on ABI Stability, we cover the remaining categories of decisions that must be made to stabilize the ABI.
August 14, 2017
Continuing our series on ABI Stability with a third installment, we focus on the mangling component and address some past mistakes.
August 7, 2017
Following last week's episode on the big picture of ABI Stability, we focus on two categories of decisions that need to happen to get there: data layout and metadata.
July 31, 2017
We clear up some of the misconceptions around what ABI stability means, how we'll get there and why it's important.
July 24, 2017
This week we dive into some of the recent proposals, including SE-0180, SE-0181, SE-0182, SE-0183
July 17, 2017
We dissect the newly open sourced part of Swift tooling that helps us port our apps to the latest Swift version.
July 10, 2017
A month after WWDC, we share our thoughts on the announcements and events from the week.
July 3, 2017
Taking a break from Swift itself, we shine the spotlight on the open source community and highlight some lesser-known open source Swift projects that we think are interesting!
June 26, 2017
Exploring the many different ways in which the Swift compiler is tested.
June 19, 2017
The state of error handling in Swift and a brief history on how we got here, as well as comparisons to Objective-C.
June 12, 2017
Part two of our discussion on the new features and improvements in Swift 4! There were so many great things to discuss, we needed two episodes!
June 5, 2017
We discuss some of the new features and improvements in Swift 4!
May 29, 2017
We share our hopes & expectations for the Swift language at WWDC 2017.
May 22, 2017
We debate if Swift evolution is pulling its weight, and if it's possible for Swift to remain "open" without the cost.
May 15, 2017
A brief overview of the complex topic of memory ownership revisions currently underway.
May 8, 2017
We cover 3 recent Swift Evolution proposals and the new Swift Compatibility Test Suite.
April 24, 2017
We unpack the recent SE proposals on serialization & encoding.
April 17, 2017
There has been a ton of debate on the Swift Evolution mailing lists about access control in Swift. We share our thoughts on the situation.
April 10, 2017
This week we celebrate the release of Swift 3.1 and the large set of improvements to SwiftPM that happened just under the wire.
April 3, 2017
Continuing from episode 4's take on Objective-C Bridging, in this episode we look at Objective-C interoperability.
March 27, 2017
There's been a constant push and pull on ObjC bridging since Swift 1.x, trying to seek a balance but always swaying in the other direction.
March 20, 2017
The up (and down) sides of striving for source compatibility across Swift versions. Let's rearrange some deck chairs!
March 13, 2017
The tumultuous tales of the community getting SourceKit compiling on Linux.
March 6, 2017
A retrospective on one year of open source Swift.