A Swift Introduction to Swift 3


Swift was introduced by Apple during WWDC 2014. Taking cues from modern languages such as Rust and F#, Swift is a refreshing replacement for the aging Objective-C language. Apple open sourced Swift in version 2. This means it will soon power web servers on the open web! There are already great companies like IBM contributing heavily to the Swift open source scene. Swift’s playground environment makes it easy to quickly play with the language and is the tool of choice for experimentation. Swift 3 was just released in September. This session will bring you up to speed with the Swift language through live code demos inside of a Swift playground. I’ll highlight new features from Swift 3 and how they impact your development with the language. You’ll leave with the knowledge needed to tackle iOS, Mac or web applications using a new language.

Brent Schooley

Brent is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio representing the Philadelphia metro. He is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile applications and client-side JavaScript frameworks. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress. He is a Microsoft MVP in Client App Development as well as a Xamarin MVP.