A new podcast from John Sundell, Garric Nahapetian and Chris Lattner. The first episode takes a look at the birth of Swift, but the reason it made the news here is that they're trying something new with the show. Instead of being the same format every week, it may not even be the same hosts! They're using GitHub to organise episodes and everything is available for you to get involved with. Want to be a guest? Suggest it. Want to host an episode? Suggest it. Want to help with editing? Suggest it.
It may work, or it may not! But the concept is different enough that it's worth checking out.
It struck me as I read this announcement of a major new version of Alamofire how it feels like we're way less dependent on third party networking libraries than we used to be. In the days before
NSURLSession it felt like something like AFNetworking was almost an auto-import. It's a credit to the standard APIs that it no longer feels that way.
That said, there's definitely still a place for frameworks like this. From a quick look, this release seems to focus on optimisation and simplification of the underlying code which is always a good thing!