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RxSwift Brings Native Reactive Functional Programming to Swift

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 20, 2016 1

RxSwift project aims to port Rx programming model to Swift, including as many of its abstractions as possible. InfoQ has spoken with Krunoslav Zaher, maintainer of the project.

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Chris Lattner on Swift 3 and Cocoa "Renamification"

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 31, 2016 1

In a recent post on the "swift-evolution" mailing list, Swift creator Chris Lattner outlined a few criteria that will guide Swift 3 definition and made clear that it will bring disruptive changes.

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Perfect Aims to Bring Swift to the Server-side

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 16, 2016 7

Perfect makes it possible to use Apple’s Swift language to build enterprise-grade web applications, say Canadian startup PerfectlySoft Inc. With Apple having recently open-sourced Swift, Perfect promises to support cross-platform development across multiple platforms, including OS X, Linux, Windows, iOS, and Android. InfoQ has spoken with Sean Stephens, CEO at PerfectlySoft.

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JetBrains CLion Adds Support for Swift on Linux and OS X

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 23, 2015

Thanks to Apple open sourcing Swift compiler and libraries earlier this month, JetBrains added support for Swift to its cross-platform IDE, CLion, running both on Linux and OS X.

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Three Ways to Get Core Data Multithreading Right

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 26, 2015

At #Pragma Conference 2015, Marcus Zarra, author of Pragmatic Bookshelf Core Data, described three approaches to using Core Data in a multithreaded environment and tried to clear up how Core Data should be used in 2015.

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Chrome to Lose Windows XP Support in April 2016

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 13, 2015

Google has announced that they will drop support for Chrome on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 in April 2016.

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Lightweight, Embeddable VM Avian Supports 64-Bit iOS Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 02, 2015 2

Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.

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Apple Open-sources Three Cryptographic Libraries

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 31, 2015

Apple has announced they have open sourced three major components in their OSes’ security subsystem. Apple’s announcement has spun some controversy due to the restrictive nature of the license used for one of the libraries.


Qt 5.5 Adds New GL Modules, Improves Cross-platform Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 10, 2015 2

Coming only six months after the release of Qt 5.4, Qt 5.5 fixes almost 1500 reported bugs and adds new features, while also ensuring that it will be ready for Windows 10 on time, improving Linux compatibility and OS X parity.


Protocol-Oriented Programming in Swift

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 18, 2015 2

At WWDC 2015, Dave Abrahams, of C++/Boost fame and now lead of the Swift Standard Library group at Apple, introduced Swift as a Protocol-oriented language, and showed how protocols can be used to improve your code.


Running .NET on Linux and Mac OS X

by Jeff Martin Follow 9 Followers on  May 04, 2015 5

The .NET Core runtime has realized the vision of being truly cross-platform with its arrival on Linux and Mac OS X. Last week at Microsoft Build, Microsoft Program Manager Habib Heydarian talked about how this benefits developers and where they can start to explore the new opportunities.


Microsoft Unveils Visual Studio for Linux and OS X

by Jeff Martin Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 29, 2015 5

Microsoft has announced the release of a native Visual Studio application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.


Carthage: GitHub's Dependency Manager for Xcode Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 28, 2015

Carthage is a dependency manager for Objective-C and Swift projects aims to be "ruthlessy simple," says its author Justin Spahr-Summers. Carthage has been developed at GitHub and its philosophy is "delegating tasks to Xcode and Git" as much as possible so developers can use the tools they "are already familiar with."


New UXKit Framework Spotted in OS X 10.10.3 Provides UIKit-like API

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 19, 2015

There has recently been a lot of talking about a new UXKit framework that was spotted in OS X 10.10.3 beta. What is interesting about it is that its API is very close to iOS UIKit’s, leading several developers to hope that it can bring the two platforms closer to one another.


iOS 8 Day by Day: Free Book on iOS 8 Programming

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 11, 2015

iOS 8 Day by Day is a free book made of 39 short chapters highlighting the key features of iOS 8. Each chapter comes with an Xcode project demonstrating how to use the corresponding feature, either through a standalone app or a playground. The book is aimed at developers who already know the basics of iOS programming in Objective-C and Swift. InfoQ has interviewed book’s author Sam Davies.

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