74 episodes

In-depth conversations about Swift and software development in general, hosted by John Sundell.

Swift by Sundell John Sundell

    • Technology
    • 4.9, 124 Ratings

In-depth conversations about Swift and software development in general, hosted by John Sundell.

    74: “Let’s build a camera app”, a conversation with the Halide and Spectre team

    74: “Let’s build a camera app”, a conversation with the Halide and Spectre team

    On this special episode, John is joined by the entire team behind the award-winning apps Halide and Spectre, Apple’s 2019 App of the Year. Ben, Sebastiaan and Rebecca share their stories of how these apps came to life, how they’re working together between design and development, and how technologies like Computational Photography and Augmented Reality are influencing their work.

    • 58 min
    73: “Truly a general-purpose language”, with special guest Kilo Loco

    73: “Truly a general-purpose language”, with special guest Kilo Loco

    Kyle Lee, also known as Kilo Loco, joins John to go behind the scenes of Publish — the static site generator used to build Swift by Sundell. Also, how to make a code base accessible to new team members, learning from open source, getting started with Swift-based web development, and much more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    72: “Many layers of SwiftUI”, with special guest Tobias Due Munk

    72: “Many layers of SwiftUI”, with special guest Tobias Due Munk

    Tobias Due Munk joins John to talk about using SwiftUI to build prototypes, how third party developers can extend SwiftUI’s built-in APIs in various ways, and to discuss the challenges of writing highly dynamic systems in Swift.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    71: “Polymorphic interfaces”, with special guest Dave Abrahams

    71: “Polymorphic interfaces”, with special guest Dave Abrahams

    Dave Abrahams joins John to talk about Protocol-Oriented Programming and how to make the most out of the Swift Standard Library. Also, discussions on Swift’s overall design, why it puts such a strong emphasis on value types and protocols, and how it’s been influenced by other languages.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    70: “Risks and rewards”, with special guest Christian Selig

    70: “Risks and rewards”, with special guest Christian Selig

    Christian Selig, creator of the Apollo Reddit app, joins John to talk about building apps against third party APIs, and what sort of criteria an app needs to meet to be considered a “good platform citizen”. Also, REST vs GraphQL, architecting API clients, and more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    69: “Swift Playgrounds”, with special guests Holly Borla and Grace Kendall

    69: “Swift Playgrounds”, with special guests Holly Borla and Grace Kendall

    Holly Borla and Grace Kendall, both software engineers at Apple, join John to go on a deep dive into the Swift Playgrounds app and Swift 5.2’s new diagnostics engine. Also, how Swift Playgrounds was ported to the Mac using Catalyst, and Swift’s role in education and as a language for beginners.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

GmJaruna ,

Fantastic podcast for all skill levels

John has a talent for making concepts approachable while still delving into their finer points and his guests are consistently very knowledgeable.

njallain ,

Absolutely Great

John has such a positive and upbeat attitude. He covers a lot of great topics and has awesome guests on his show. Seriously one of my favorite tech podcasts.

fl1zz3r ,

Possibly THE BEST Swift Podcast

I’ve listened to several Swift and IOS development podcasts but the content in this one may be the best. It’s no-nonsense and not filled with pointless banter like some. I especially like John’s approach and I have with respect to clean architecture and best practices, as backed up by his wealth of blog posts on such topics. I genuinely think I can get better at my craft by listening to this podcast. This is my first ever podcast review and the episode on SwiftUI with Apple’s Josh Shaffer compelled me to write it. Keep up the great work!

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