Swift Meetup, August 12th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the first ever @CodingInSwift meet up last night! It was great to see so many local developers taking an interest in the new programming language and I enjoyed getting to speak with so many people from different technical backgrounds. We be holding another meet up in three weeks time…

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Bouncing Soccer Balls in Swift

Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, just a simple sample of some bouncing soccer balls in Swift. To start off, create a simple OSX Application under New::Projects. Under OS-X choose game       Then on the next screen add a product name, and choose “Swift” as the language. And for Organization Identifier, the usual com.yourname. syntax.…

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Swift Folder Icon

Like a lot of you reading this post, I have been experimenting and writing Swift code and one thing that found annoying was a lack of visual identifier for a folder for Swift related code and snippets. So I went ahead and in my feeble attempt, I created a Swift folder and after using it…

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Getting Git running on Yosemite

Recently, I tried running git from the command line and I got an error from XCode as follows Which brought up this dialog, and thinking that clicking on install will do something, well…. Finding the software… And it FAIL….. Then it dawned on me, duh, I hadn’t installed Git. (Having to switch between Mavericks and Yosemite…)…

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Swift iBooks in PDF format

I love Apple and their iBooks reader, but sometimes, it is good to have a version other than iBooks to read on a non Apple device, therefore, I converted both The Swift Programming Language and Using Swift with Cocoa and Objective-C into PDFs. Click on the corresponding covers to download the pdf book desired. Apologies…

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