Documenting Swift protocol

In Swift, I can write documentation at a protocol level now. There is a kick-ass feature added recently to Xcode 8 (beta 4). If I add documentation of function at the protocol level, it's available at the level of implementation. Look, I wrote documentation to Task.run() and I can…

Status of Portable Swift code

Portable Swift source code is so damn hard to do. Main problem is that OSX and Linux Swift is using different Foundation codebase. Linux is using SwiftFoundation and OSX is using Foundation. What's the difference ? Foundation vs SwiftFoundation Foundation is written in Objective-C, it's complete and stable. SwiftFoundation on the…

Overload Swift type ambiguity

I may define default type for overloaded functions. sometimes. This is Swift return overloading that may lead to ambiguity: extension String { func encode() -> NSData? { return self.dataUsingEncoding(NSUTF8StringEncoding)?.base64EncodedDataWithOptions([]) } func encode() -> String? { return self.dataUsingEncoding(NSUTF8StringEncoding)?.base64EncodedStringWithOptions([]) } } I have two functions encode() that returns value of…

Retry! in the wild

In perfect world every action finish with the success. In real world it's not. In perfect world sending network request returns with a result. In real world it fail sometimes due to dozen of reasons, and since we're living in the real world I have to deal with it. don't…

Linux compatible Swift and Swift Package Manager

Apple opensourced Swift today, as promised in early 2015. This is great, awesome etc... but I'm not about that here. Together with Swift - programming language, Apple presented Linux port of Swift compiler and some tools. One of the tools is Swift Package Manager - that's the reason of this…