Episode 234: Make Swift Great Again

Daniel and Manton talk about the question of Swift’s dependence on Objective-C’s dynamism, how it should or will evolve, and their differences in philosophy about Swift and Objective-C. They also take stock of release discipline and managing customer disappointment with an app’s progress. Finally, they talk about the importance and difficulty of winding down old products.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Fabric, Twitter’s mobile SDK: Leverage the power of Crashlytics, Twitter and MoPub to help you build the best mobile apps.


  • Six Months of Swift – Soroush Khanlou’s reappraisal of Swift.
  • Swift Evolution Proposals – The nearly 100 proposals that have made the cut for serious evaluation.
  • Erica Sadun – One of Swift’s most adept progress followers condenses the news on her blog.
  • On Dynamism – Paul Kim steps into the debate over whether Swift should better accommodate dynamic programming paradigms.
  • The Omni Group – Long-time Objective-C oriented company that is embracing Swift.
  • Swift and Sharp Knives – Manton link’s to David Heinemeier Hansson’s defense of Ruby’s dynamic features.
  • FogBugz – The bug and feature-tracking system Daniel uses.
  • Twitter Changes – News of changes to character counting and more.
May 27, 2016 at 12:08 pm.