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Welcome to the very first issue of The.Swift.Dev's monthly newsletter!


First of all, thank you for subscribing, I really appreciate it!

I believe that my newsletter issues are going to be outstanding ones, with real values for Swift developers. Not just because I'm going to share my recent articles, but in each issue I'll try to collect and sum up everything what happened during the last month. So you should expect longer issues, published always on the first Monday of each month in your mailbox! I hope you'll like it, let's get started!!!
 

The.Swift.Dev - January


In January I started a new brand for my server side Swift ideas called Binary Birds. I open sourced some new useful repos like a CI service written in Swift, and a tool that converts XCTest output to JSON. I've also created a couple of new interesting articles and cleaned off the dust from some old ones. Here are my posts from this month.

Top 20 Swift programming sites in 2019

This is my favorite list of Swift sites from all around the web. Only from authors who provide up-to-date quality and free content.

Best Swift resources on Twitter

A list of Twitter accounts that you should definitely follow in 2019, if you want the best tips about Swift directly from the community.

All about the Swift Package Manager
and the Swift toolchain

Learn everything about the SPM architecture. I'll also teach you how to integrate your binary executable into the Swift toolchain.

The ultimate Swift developer toolset

Boost your productivity in 2019 by using the best utilities for your next iOS project. This is a comprehensive list of of the most amazing Swift developer tools.

How to use the result type
to handle errors in Swift 5?

From this tutorial you can learn how to utilize the do-try-catch syntax with the brand new result type to handle errors in Swift.

Picking images with
UIImagePickerController in Swift 5

Learn how to get an image from the photo library or directly from the camera by using the UIImagePickerController class in Swift 5.

Conventions for Xcode (refactored)

Learn how to organize your codebase. If you are struggling with Xcode project structure, files, naming conventions, read this!

ClockKit complications cheatsheet (refactored)

ClockKit families and templates, there are so many of them. It's a little bit time consuming if you are looking for the right one.

The Swift Community - January


First of all Apple released a new beta version of Xcode 10.2 that includes Swift 5. This means that we'll probably get ABI stability before WWDC19. That would be awesome, can't wait the integrated Swift package manager and all the other goodies that'll come with it!

Next, let's get to the community news & articles section!

 

"A podcast for the Swift community, by the Swift community." - The Swift Community Podcast

This brand new podcast seems very promising at first sight! The show is quite unique, because it won't have fixed set of hosts, or even a fixed format, but it'll be run completely by the community. It's open sourced through GitHub

I highly recommend this show: The Swift Community Podcast

Hacking with Swift

Swift by Sundell

ObjcIO

NSHipster

Big Nerd Ranch

AppCoda

Flawless app 

SwiftLee

Use Your Loaf

Swift in Depth

Benjamin Sandofsky

Pierre Felgines

Paul Samuels


Majid's Blog about Swift development

Ray Wenderlich

Other sources

Thank you for reading!


That's it for now, it's quite a list, but I hope you'll find it useful, feel free to send me suggestions and ideas. It's my very first newsletter issue, I'm still quite new for this, but I hope that this is just a beginning of an amazing newsletter not just about the Swift programming language, but all about the whole Swift community! 

If you are looking for smaller daily updates and Swift tips & tricks, you can also follow me on twitter. You know it's 100% Swift! 
 

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