Probably a lot of us were following news about Meltdown and Spectre attacks. Thankfully, it doesn’t stop you from creating some outstanding articles, projects and updates.

News

About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs

Apple responds to Meltdown and Spectre. It’s time to finally update to macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.2.2.

Swift Playground Online

Brought to you by Marcin Krzyżanowski. Impressive!

Multiplayer AR — why it’s quite hard

This situation feels familiar, you’re asked for some feature that you know is possible to implement, but then you sometimes realize it belongs to a proof of concept rather than a customer-ready product. Notably eye-opening article about obstacles existing between one of the most desired functionalities for AR applications and an actual app implementing it.

Ending This Week in Swift

This Week in Swift, which was created by Natasha The Robot, is now closed 🙁.

Ending the Swift Weekly Brief

Another big newsletter Swift Weekly Brief operated by Jesse Squires was closed “at least for a while”. Here’s hoping that they will be back 🙂.




Development

Conditional Conformance in the Standard Library

Seemingly trivial yet long-awaited feature, conditional conformance is finally here! 🎉

Design Patterns in Swift: Observer

“Observer”, one of many design pattern used by Apple and which every iOS Developer should know. Dejan Agostini has presented two variants of the Observer pattern.

First class functions in Swift

Some languages can use functions like any other objects. Swift is one of these languages. John Sundell, once again, shows us what amazing things could be done with functions.

What Are Annotations?

PDF format documentation is tremendously long, we should be aware of that since the WWDC 2017 worked so hard to convince us. (If you have missed it, I highly recommend it - Session 241.) Why not get to know a little piece of it thanks to PSPDFKit team? 😉




Business

On loyalty to your employer

This guy specializes in recruitment of employees, let’s hear what he has to say about getting engaged and devoting yourself.




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