Add Binary Numbers

I love Swift for a couple of reasons of which one is clean and readable code. As an advocate of simple to read code and using functions available with the system I prefer to work with simpler code and one that would be provided by the system.

The  Watch – Deploying an app

It’s more than a year since the  watch was released, however I bit the bullet and got my hands onto (or rather a watch on my hand). While I can write about how useful the  watch is or how can we use it effectively, this article is all about developing for the  […]

Validating Strings for Numbers

Swift is gaining popularity with Developers and as companies are considering Swift for their projects. Over a period since the publication of my Swift book (at Swift v1.2) there are many that keep up to date with the new features in Swift and there are those that are now considering the move to Swift or […]

Programming Swift like Swift not Java or Objective-C

The last article was written around September 2015 and a lot has happened in the world of Swift since then including my world (both of which are for another time/article). However in the last couple of months I have been interviewing developers to work with us and the interesting fact that emerges from the technical […]

Convert Binary String to Integer

How do you convert Binary String to it’s Integer Value? There are many approaches to convert Binary strings to Integers. One approach could be to iterate through all of the characters in the string and add the value of 2 raised to the power of the index.

Heads or Tails – Using and understanding Swift

It would be nearly a year since Swift was announced by Apple. It soon became the language of choice for many developers. It is one of the fastest adopted programming language till date. Not only that, it also has one of the largest repository of source code using Swift. Here’s a look at both sides […]

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You’re My Favorite Waste of Time

This song from Paul Owens released somewhere around 1986 summarizes very well what Swift means to a lot of developers today. This is a subtle way of suggesting that Swift in it’s evolutionary phase is a bit difficult to work with. It would still be fine if the updates and changes were a year down […]

Swift 2.0 – 2.B Open Source

WWDC 2015 had some interesting announcements and the biggest and most applicable / important announcement is that Swift is now 2.0 and going to be Open Source and be available for Linux. Since swift can be used for REPL, it could be used as an alternative for writing and executing scripts (on Linux type distros). […]