It’s September, and this means it’s an exciting time for those of us who are in the Apple ecosystem. I run xcodes update every day to find out if there’s a new (final?) beta of Xcode 13, and Swift’s new concurrency system seems to gain backward compatibility with previous OS versions, which is very exciting!

Speaking of which, the roadmap for Swift concurrency has a number of features that will have long-lasting implications on how we write software for distributed systems. Definitely worth reading the pitches to learn what’s coming up!

Firebase released some pretty cool features as well in the past couple of weeks, and - let me tell you - we’ve got even more things brewing that we can’t wait to share with you … pretty soon! I hope you enjoy this second edition of Not Only Swift Weekly - if you do, please share it with a friend. And as always, feel free to share your feedback with me by replying to this email.

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What I am working on

Behind the Scenes

So I promised you some behind-the-scenes looks at how I produce content. Here is a snapshot of a recording session for my Building SwiftUI Components video series.

In the top left corner, you can see the teleprompter I use for all my videos (Glide Gear TMP 100). It’s large enough to hold an iPad 11”, and I run Teleprompter Premium on both the iPad and my MacBook to keep my script in sync on both devices.

This video is currently in editing, so expect it to land soon.

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I am super stoked to be speaking at SwiftLeeds (October 7th, in Leeds, UK), along some amazing folks such as Tim Condon, Josh Holtz, Antoine van der Lee, Donny Wals, Jordi Bruin, and Danijela Vrzan.

My talk will be about Firebase and SwiftUI, and I will cover setting up an architecture for data-driven (serverless) applications, syncing data across multiple devices with Cloud Firestore, using Combine and async/await with Firebase, and some other cool things we have been cooking up for iOS developers on the Firebase team, such as view modifiers for in-app messaging and analytics, as well as some property wrappers for Firestore.

Which topics would you like to hear about in my talk? Reply to this email, or reach out to me on Twitter!

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Fun stuff