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WEBdeLDN #3 – “The Joy of Server Side Swift” with Giordano Scalzo
Thu 20 October 2016, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
The third appointment of our monthly meetup will be with Giordano Scalzo, longtime iOS developer and author of two books on Swift.
Schedule of the evening
18:30 - Doors will open. Welcoming drinks and pizza.
19:00 - The Joy of Server Side Swift - Giordano Scalzo
20:00 - Discussion
The Joy of Server Side Swift
With the typical Apple understatement, Craig Federighi defined Swift as "how really everyone should be programming for the next 20 years". Is it true? Is it convenient? Is it safe? Is it fun?
In this talk, we'll see what happened since Swift was released, and then OpenSourced, presenting pros and cons of using it as Server Side programming language.
We'll see the major web frameworks in the Swift ecosystem, similarities and differences, and finally, we'll tinker with two "real world" Swift on Linux apps.
Giordano Scalzo is a developer since the days of the ZXSpectrum.
He has worked in C++, Java, Net, Ruby, Python, and in so many other programming languages he has forgotten the names.
When he decided that he knew enough programming languages, Apple released Swift, and it fell in love with it.
Since then he works primarily in Swift, and he even wrote two books to learn it: "Swift by Example" and "Swift 2 by Example".
Given the availability of Swift on Server, he is now considering doing backend development again.