Develop Swiftly: Useful Libraries, Tips and Tricks for Developing in Swift

Jimmy Ti, Eat More PixelsPart of DW16

Swift is a new and exciting new programming language created by Apple for app development, yet its new programming philosophies and paradigms are makes it daunting and different to our old pal, Objective-C.

This talk describes a personal journey of learning to program in Swift. The first part discusses the differences between Swift and Objective-C and strategies for beginners and existing Objective-C developers to approach Swift. The second part discusses useful libraries, tips, and tricks that I have found to be helpful and time-saving while learning to become a more proficient Swift programmer.

Jimmy Ti is the co-founder of Eat More Pixels, a mobile apps development studio in Brisbane. Eat More Pixels strives to craft apps with great user experience and playful design. Jimmy is current completing his PhD on mobile interaction design at QUT. He has been developing iOS applications since 2010 and has developed applications for clients such as Queensland Museum, Australian Museum, and Brisbane City Council. Together with Zac, Jimmy has taught iOS development workshops around Australia on behalf of the AUC.