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The least surprising announcement at this year's WWDC will be¹ that Xcode 12 will include Swift 5.3. 🤯 So to warm-up for next month's flood of news, why not read Tibor Bödecs' guide to what’s new in Swift 5.3? It's an excellent summary.

In my opinion, the most exciting part of 5.3 is that the Swift Package Manager will finally gain support for bundled resources. I was quite surprised to see the community survey show people using it in ~35% of personal projects, and ~18% of commercial apps. Much higher figures than I was expecting!

That said, it feels like binary resource support might be the last major feature needed for most libraries to support the SPM. I'm guessing, though! So, would you like to tell me what is holding you back from adopting SPM as your dependency manager? (Yes, that’s a quick survey, but it’s only one question long!) I’ll publish a write up of the results next week.

Dave Verwer

1: Technically, I don’t know that this will be an announcement, but would anyone bet against it? 😂

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