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Swift - Under the Hood

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Summary

Alex Blewitt introduces the history behind Swift, why it was created, how it differs from Objective-C and how Swift is compiled and executed under the covers. Alex goes into details about how LLVM is used, the way that memory is managed, how objects are laid out, and a prediction of the way Swift and Objective-C will evolve over time.

Bio

Dr Alex Blewitt has over 20 years of experience in Objective-C and has been using Apple frameworks since NeXTSTEP 3.0. He upgraded his NeXTstation for a TiBook when Apple released Mac OS X in 2001 and has been developing on it ever since. He is author of the recently published Swift Essentials.

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Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Mar 28, 2015

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