I'm sure that Swift 4 will be the focus of much discussion at the conference next week, but what is it? Ole Begemann has put together a guide to all the changes as a playground so you can do more than just read about them, you can try them out too. Oh and Bart den Hollander's article on breaking changes in Swift 4 is also worth a read while we're on the subject.
I first mentioned Vapor back in Issue 238 and here we are just over a year later with v2 being released. This release focuses on speed, cleaned up dependencies, new documentation and of course some additional features too. There are breaking changes, so if you have an app already then you'll find this migration guide useful too.
Arek Holko with a follow up to Ben Brooks' article on avoiding 3rd party dependencies. He digs into why to avoid UI libraries specifically in this post and while I agree with his conclusion that it's hard to make general rules on this topic, he makes some good points along the way.