Swift by Sundell

By John Sundell

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

Episode Date
29: "Flexing your learning muscle", with special guest Niels van Hoorn
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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