Swift by Sundell

By John Sundell

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John Sundell & guests answer questions about Swift development from the community.

Episode Date
43: “The temporal axis of space-time”, with special guest Dave DeLong
01:25:20
Dave DeLong, former Apple developer evangelist and now iOS architect and instructor, joins John to talk about handling dates in code, MVC & app architecture, Mac development, and to tell stories of how WWDC is put together.
Mar 14, 2019
42: “Pragmatic priorities”, with special guest Ted Kremenek
00:49:13
Ted Kremenek, manager of the Languages and Runtimes team at Apple, joins John to talk about Swift 5 — focusing on ABI stability and what it means for the future of the language, how the underpinnings of String have been improved in this release, how Apple is using Swift internally, and much more.
Feb 26, 2019
41: “The ultimate small company”, with special guest Dave Verwer
01:22:55
Dave Verwer joins John to take a look behind the scenes of the iOS Dev Weekly newsletter, to talk about working as an indie and how to increase your chances of success as an indie creator or developer, juggling multiple projects, as well as iOS development trends.
Feb 14, 2019
40: “Throwing a JPEG over a wall”, with special guest Ben Sandofsky
01:34:27
Ben Sandofsky, the developer behind the camera app Halide, joins John for this season 3 premiere of the show — to talk about designer/developer collaboration, what goes into building a camera app, iOS app architecture, handling dependencies, minimizing an app’s binary size, and much more.
Jan 29, 2019
39: "Sundell by Unwrapped", a Holiday Special with JP Simard and Jesse Squires
01:22:59
JP Simard and Jesse Squires - the hosts of Swift Unwrapped - join John for this year's Holiday Special. Topics include ways that Swift has evolved during the year, what's coming up in Swift 5, maintaining open source projects, and continuing the tradition of sending wishes to Xcode Santa.
Dec 20, 2018
38: "Delete derived data in our sleep", with special guest Kristina Fox
01:11:15
Kristina Fox, iOS and watchOS developer at Intuit, joins John to talk about Apple Watch development, building UI using storyboards vs in code, growing into a senior developer, and how to use change as a learning opportunity.
Dec 06, 2018
37: "The test of time", with special guest Ellen Shapiro
01:33:37
Ellen Shapiro joins John to talk about all sorts of automated testing - unit tests, integration tests, UI test, you name it! The two also discuss Ellen's recent adventures into Kotlin and whether Kotlin Native could become a nice cross-platform solution for mobile apps.
Nov 21, 2018
36: "Promises everywhere", with special guest Max Howell
01:20:49
Max Howell, creator of Homebrew and PromiseKit, joins John to talk about package manager design, asynchronous programming, interview processes, and also to tell some stories of how the Swift Package Manager was born.
Nov 08, 2018
35: "Onion architecture", with special guest Rahul Malik
01:15:24
Rahul Malik of Pinterest joins John to talk about working on a large-scale iOS app, using third party build systems, client/server networking architectures and much more.
Oct 24, 2018
34: "Pure functions", with special guests Brandon Williams and Stephen Celis
01:22:25
Brandon Williams and Stephen Celis, formerly iOS developers at Kickstarter and now hosts of Point-Free, join John to talk about functional programming in Swift, and how it can be used to build apps, websites, and even control the world.
Oct 12, 2018
33: "Everything is an animation", with special guest Nick Lockwood
01:23:00
Nick Lockwood, Core Animation veteran and creator of tools like SwiftFormat, joins John to talk about animations, layout, building parsers & compilers in Swift, declarative UI patterns and much more.
Sep 27, 2018
32: "Rapid fire interviews", with special guests Alek, Vixentael, Janina & JP
00:50:18
John heads to the Swift & Fika conference in Stockholm and, equipped with his portable recorder, speaks to four special guests about topics ranging from security to rendering performance to static analysis.
Sep 18, 2018
31: "Code signing, but for APIs", with special guest Felix Krause
01:21:32
Felix Krause, creator of fastlane, joins John to talk about building developer tools, scaling open source projects, automation, code signing, how fastlane came to be, and how to take the perfect Twitter profile picture.
Aug 29, 2018
30: "Do you wanna be my mentee?", with special guest Sean Allen
01:10:56
Sean Allen, YouTuber and host of Swift News, joins John to talk about sharing, creating content for the Swift community, mentoring and giving feedback, teaching new technologies, interviewing and much more.
Aug 18, 2018
29: "Flexing your learning muscle", with special guest Niels van Hoorn
00:58:55
Niels van Hoorn of Framer joins John to talk about prototyping, experimentation and learning new technologies. When and how to use prototypes, trying out new frameworks and techniques, the value of building your own tools and much more.
Aug 03, 2018
28: "Long-term code evolution", with special guest Peter Steinberger
01:21:11
Peter Steinberger, creator and CEO of PSPDFKit, joins John to talk about building and maintaining a large framework project, how PSPDFKit came to be, how his team works with Radar, and all the challenges and excitement that comes with running a business based on a closed source SDK.
Jul 19, 2018
27: "Exponential open source effect", with special guest Ryan Nystrom
01:13:59
Ryan Nystrom of Instagram joins John to talk about data-driven UI development, working on open source, how to optimize performance, becoming an engineering manager and much more.
Jul 04, 2018
26: "Bootstrap our way there", with special guest David Hart
01:00:20
David Hart, regular contributor to the Swift Package Manager, joins John to discuss the present and future of the SwiftPM project - how to get started both using and contributing to it, and how it lets the community build tools on top of it.
Jun 22, 2018
25: "Segue into Marzipan", with special guest Ben Scheirman
01:13:59
Ben Scheirman, creator of NSScreencast, joins John for a special WWDC episode of the show - to talk about the cool new things that Apple announced at the conference. iOS 12's focus on performance, UIKit apps on the Mac, what's new in Xcode and Swift 4.2, and much more.
Jun 07, 2018
24: "The definition of debugging", with special guest Carola Nitz
00:53:57
Carola Nitz joins John to talk about LLDB and debugging, her work on the open source VLC app, how she got her previous job at Apple, and much more.
May 23, 2018
23: "Epic compiler quest", with special guests Harlan Haskins and Robert Widmann
01:02:26
Harlan Haskins and Robert Widmann - who are both regular contributors to the Swift compiler - join John to take a deep dive into the internals of Swift, its type system, the compilation process and how they used LLVM to build their own programming language.
May 10, 2018
22: "A path for learning", with special guest Meghan Kane
00:59:56
Meghan Kane joins John for a special Machine Learning episode of the show - talking about how to get started with tools like CoreML and TensorFlow, what they can be used for, deciphering the terminology, how Swift might be used for ML tooling in the future, and much more!
Apr 25, 2018
21: "The sweeter Mac app", with special guest Benedikt Terhechte
00:58:36
Benedikt Terhechte joins John to talk about Mac development, working as an indie developer, code sharing between Apple's platforms, extending the standard library, system packages, and much more.
Apr 10, 2018
20: "A dependency injection kind of guy", with special guest Radek Pietruszewski
00:56:21
Radek Pietruszewski, software writer at Nozbe and creator of SwiftyUserDefaults, joins John to talk about developer seniority, being inspired by the React paradigm, singletons & dependency injection, micro features and much more.
Apr 02, 2018
19: "Proposal tour", with special guest Erica Sadun
00:54:09
Erica Sadun joins John to talk about Swift Evolution and its proposal process, civility in the community, the state of Apple's developer tools, protocol extensions, Swift Foundation vs Objective-C Foundation and much more.
Mar 19, 2018
18: "It's like The Matrix", with special guest Tanner Nelson
00:54:52
Tanner Nelson, creator of the Vapor web framework, joins John to talk about the present & future of server-side Swift, designing Vapor's API, Apple's new SwiftNIO project, marrying the concepts of Swift with the web, and much more.
Mar 13, 2018
17: "Squirrel Syndrome", with special guest Janie Clayton
00:47:56
Janie Clayton, author of the Metal Programming Guide, joins John to talk about Metal, GPU & graphics programming, shaders, when to dive into lower levels of abstraction, and much more.
Mar 02, 2018
16: "Better than accessible", with special guest Sommer Panage
00:50:55
Sommer Panage joins John to talk about all things accessibility, adaptive UIs, learning new APIs, UI testing, her secret (well, not so secret) life as a circus artist, and much more.
Feb 01, 2018
15: “My interpretation of functional programming”, with special guest Chris Eidhof
00:52:13
Chris Eidhof, founder of objc.io and co-host of Swift Talk, joins John to talk about app architecture, functional programming, the "rockstar developer culture", picking database solutions and much more!
Jan 22, 2018
14: "Holiday Special", with special guests Tobias Due Munk, Nataliya Patsovska & Patrick Balestra
00:54:19
Tobias Due Munk, creator of Slør, Nataliya Patsovska from iZettle and Patrick Balestra, co-organizer of the Swift Alps & AppBuilders conferences, join John on this special holiday episode of the show! Personal stories about learning new technologies, staying motivated, profound career moments, conferences, wishes for Xcode Santa and much more.
Dec 22, 2017
13: "My DNA is on GitHub", with special guest Orta Therox
50:26
Orta Therox from Artsy joins John to talk about building developer tools, working on and maintaining open source projects, React Native, balancing coding time with personal time and much more.
Dec 13, 2017
12: "A pretty good job for a view controller", with special guest Matthias Tretter
00:47:35
Matthias Tretter of MindNode joins John to talk about Auto Layout, working on the iPad, refactoring Massive View Controllers, dealing with old code and much more.
Nov 28, 2017
11: "Don't use this for evil", with special guest Mike Ash
00:47:08
Mike Ash joins John to talk about reference counting, learning new APIs, Swift tooling vs new language features, what if Swift would've been Objective-C 3.0 and much more.
Nov 14, 2017
10: “Boy, I have a lot of thoughts on this”, with special guest Soroush Khanlou
00:48:58
Soroush Khanlou joins John to talk about blogging, MVVM and other iOS architecture patterns, unit testing, new features in iOS 11 & Xcode 9 and much more.
Nov 07, 2017
9: "The answer is YES", with special guest Paul Hudson
00:46:18
Paul Hudson of Hacking with Swift joins John to talk about learning & teaching Swift, Storyboards vs XIBs vs code, game development, Swift on the server and much more.
Oct 31, 2017
8: "Time traveling is always cool", with special guests Marin Todorov & Florent Pillet
00:49:29
Marin Todorov and Florent Pillet, two of the four authors of Ray Wenderlich's RxSwift book, join John to talk about Rx, reactive programming, debugging, learning new technologies and much more.
Oct 19, 2017
7: "Spelunking the firmware", with special guest Gui Rambo
00:48:03
Gui Rambo joins John to talk about reverse engineering, finding product details in leaked Apple firmware & SDKs, getting started with Mac development & open source, and much more.
Sep 29, 2017
6: "Somewhere between the view and the model", with special guest Agnes Vasarhelyi
00:48:05
Agnes Vasarhelyi of Topology Eyewear joins John to talk about moving to San Francisco, AR, architecture, getting started with iOS development and much more.
Sep 22, 2017
5: “Escape into the open source world”, with special guest Louis D'hauwe
Louis D'hauwe joins John to answer questions about architecture, UI design, compilers, creating a programming language and much more.
Sep 07, 2017
4: "Fake Canadian", with special guest Ash Furrow
00:48:46
Ash Furrow from Artsy joins John to answer questions about being inspired by other languages, asynchronous programming, doing test driven development and much more.
Aug 30, 2017
3: "Talking with the server it's supposed to", with special guests Anastasiia Voitova & Marcin Krzyzanowski
00:47:29
Anastasiia Voitova & Marcin Krzyzanowski join John to answer questions about security & encryption in Swift. Topics range from cryptography frameworks & algorithms to how to protect keys and user data and avoiding problems with SSL pinning.
Aug 18, 2017
2: “It’s a lot like cleaning your house”, with special guest Roy Marmelstein
00:40:15
Roy Marmelstein from Spotify joins John to answer questions about getting started with open source, expressive code, working in a large development team, using RxSwift at scale and more.
Aug 08, 2017
1: "Hello world"
00:36:05
In this first episode of the Swift by Sundell podcast - John gives an introduction to the show's concept and answers the first set of questions.
Aug 02, 2017