Mon, Jul 28
Exploring Swift Memory Layout

Today I’m going to dig into some implementation details and explore how Swift lays out objects and classes in memory – @mikeash

Auto-Closures and Lazy Evaluation in Swift

Auto-closures are a powerful feature because you can conditionally evaluate an expression, evaluate it many times, and use the bound expression in any way a closure can be used – Apple Developer

Sun, Jul 27
Hack Your OS X Desktop Environment Using Lua

Apple has a bunch of APIs that let you do super cool things. But you usually need to know C and pointers and stuff to use them. But not anymore! – @_sdegutis

Sat, Jul 26
Xiki: Merging Shell Console with GUI Concepts

Xiki runs in your text editor, so everything is editable text. Type commands anywhere. Edit the output. (Vs. typing commands at the bottom, and read-only output.) Intermix menus, headings, bullet points, wherever you want. Xiki == executable wiki. – @xiki

Thu, Jul 24
Swift Access Control – Private, Internal and Public

In Xcode 6 beta 4, Swift adds support for access control. Set entities to private, internal or public – Apple Dev Center

Wed, Jul 23
Unit Test and Performance Tests with XCTest in Xcode 6

This week, we’ll take a look at XCTest, the testing framework built into Xcode, as well as the exciting new additions in Xcode 6: XCTestExpectation and performance tests – @mattt

Tue, Jul 22
Changes in the Swift Standard Library in Beta 4

Other than access control, no big changes to the language with Beta 4, unlike with Beta 3. But still plenty of changes to the standard library – @AirspeedSwift