A community-driven weekly newsletter about what's happening in the Swift open source projects at Swift.org. Curated by Kristaps Grinbergs. Started by Jesse Squires, continued by Bas Broek. Published for free every other Thursday.


Issue #12

Written by: Jesse Squires

Welcome to issue #12 of the weekly brief! More huge news this week as the Core Team is now expanding commit access to non-Apple contributors! Congratulations to the following contributors for getting commit access! 🎉 😎 👏

If I missed anyone, please submit a pull request to update the list! 😄 This week also brought us Xcode 7.3 beta 5. We should be getting close to the final release.

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Issue #10

Written by: Jesse Squires

Welcome to issue #10 of the weekly brief! This week Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi appeared on The Talk Show with John Gruber. There wasn’t much talk about Swift, but they did discuss plenty of interesting things. I highly recommend listening, especially if you are an iOS developer! 📱

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Issue #9

Written by: Jesse Squires

Welcome to Issue #9 of the weekly brief! Because issues are zero-indexed, this means we’ve reached our 10th issue milestone. 🎉 Thanks for reading each week! 😄 Things seem to have slightly slowed down this week. Even the Xcode 7.3 beta 3 release notes were mostly uneventful. It feels like we’re getting closer to the final Xcode 7.3 and Swift 2.2 releases.

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Issue #7

Written by: Jesse Squires

This week brought us Xcode 7.3 beta2 — the first official Xcode release that bundles Swift 2.2 and includes contributions from the Swift.org open source community! I never thought I would see release notes like this. It really is incredible to see community-driven changes in the What’s New sections with links to GitHub. Clearly, the next big step for Apple should be open sourcing Xcode. 😉

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Issue #6

Written by: Jesse Squires

It has been over a month since the initial Swift open source announcement and I still keep discovering new things. I’m still just as excited to watch Swift grow and evolve. Welcome to issue #6 of the weekly brief!

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Issue #5

Written by: Jesse Squires

As you can see, the weekly brief has a new home! It feels much nicer to have a dedicated site rather than my personal blog. I’m sure there are still some bugs lurking around, so if you find any or have suggestions for improvements to the site, please open an issue on GitHub!

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Issue #4

Written by: Jesse Squires

Now that the holidays are over, things have started to pick up again on Swift.org. If you are following any of the repos on GitHub, you have probably noticed. I’m not sure how I missed this before, but this week I just discovered SwiftExperimental.swift. For now, it defines a bunch of custom unicode operators for Set. It’s really cool. I would love to see more APIs like this in the standard library. Anyway, here’s the weekly brief!

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Issue #3

Written by: Jesse Squires

As expected with the holiday season, things are slowing down for a bit on Swift.org. I have been traveling for the holidays as well, so this issue will be shorter than usual. If you haven’t already, be sure you take some time away from coding to enjoy the holidays and avoid burnout. 😄 Now, the weekly brief!

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Issue #2

Written by: Jesse Squires

The Swift.org community is finishing up its second full week of open source development. If you were hoping for a quiet week, you will definitely be disappointed. There is still a ton of activity with no signs of slowing down. The Swift team continues to work openly and to be encouraging to contributors. This week brought more crash fixes and more Swift Evolution proposals. Let’s get to it — the weekly brief!

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Issue #1

Written by: Jesse Squires

It looks many developers in the community enjoyed my previous post detailing my thoughts and observations on the activity around the Swift open source project. So, I’m going to try to do this weekly — every Thursday, since the open source announcement was on a Thursday. Each week I’ll provide a high-level summary of what’s been happening, updates on interesting statistics, and links to interesting content. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! And now, the weekly brief!

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Issue #0

Written by: Jesse Squires

It has only been a few days since the announcement of Swift going open source and the activity around the project has been incredible. When Apple revealed that Swift would be open source at WWDC earlier this year, I do not think anyone anticipated a release like this.

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