This is the future…
A few weeks ago there was an extended discussion on the future of Objective-C and I linked to a couple of different stories on it. This week Jason Brennan posted a follow up to his original article. He argues that we're not thinking big enough by just considering a replacement for Objective-C and that we need to think of a bigger picture on how we build software in a more modern way. It's a lengthy article but certainly one worth reading, and looking back on in 5 years.
If you saw photos of me standing next to a picture of … well, there's really no other way to say it than posing next to a life-sized picture of myself at WWDC last week then you may have been left wondering what on earth was going on.
I thought I should explain, so I wrote up the story of #picswithdave yesterday. 🙈
I must have missed the release of the new version of Swift Playgrounds, as reading this article by John Sundell it was news to me that it had even been updated. I wonder if we'll see some of the themes in this release echoed in next week's Xcode release?
One of my big hopes for next week is that Apple start to resolve this crazy situation we're in right now with in-app subscription screens. There are some great ideas in this post from David Smith, and they were followed by more from Joe Cieplinski. I think I agree with Joe that the subscription screen should be handled completely by the system. Standard is good in this situation.