Xcode 7.1 Beta doesn’t have any more Swift changes!
Hopefully we all can catch our breath on this one.
Today will be a short blog about two things that I’m doing right now.
- Learning Swift (Apple’s new programming language)
- Learning Mandarin (Taiwanese way). If that makes sense.
If you’re making the jump to Swift 2, you might find this useful. It has for me and I think it’s the best tutorial out there right now. Why is he so good? Well for one:
- He’s gone through all the code with Xcode 7 GM, shipped today, to make sure it works. So, every question and answer should be good to use immediately. This must has taken an epic amount of time to make, so if you spot any typos please put it down in the comments below and let me know.
- It’s designed it to be a “code FAQ” of Hacking with Swift, summarizing key code topics from the series and common reader problems, so it’s possible the selection of questions and answers aren’t useful to you. Please believe me when I say he tried to cover as much ground as he reasonably could, and if it’s not to your taste I can only apologize.
- Now that Xcode 7 GM is out, he’s already starting to upgrade the main Hacking with Swift tutorial series to Swift 2. It will take some time, as you might imagine.
Learning Mandarin is tough as it is, but the guys over at Rocket Languages are the best place to get started for beginners who are serious about learning the language. I’ve learned so much over the past couple of months.
It’s a traditional course meaning that each lesson features a short dialogue followed by an explanation in English, the transcription of the dialogues, the translation, some exercises and a forum where you can discuss with the other students and keep your motivation up. Rocket Chinese contains 31 audio lessons, 29 cultural lessons, 29 writing lessons and 10 lessons devoted to the everyday life in China. You can listen to the lessons on the website or download the mp3 files and listen to them on your favorite mp3 player.
I would only recommend this course to beginners as it really starts with the basis. Hence if you can already speak decent Chinese you’ll probably find it a bit too easy.
That’s it for today, hope you guys found this article useful.