Holding true to their promise, Apple has open sourced the Swift programming language! You can read about it on the Swift language website, or peruse the source on GitHub. Snuggled in there, amongst the other goodies, is an unassuming project called "Swift Package Manager."
Imagine trying to describe an iPhone to someone circa 1965. The first episode of Star Trek aired in 1966, so using the word tricorder is cheating. Remember that you'll be speaking to a generation where computers don't have screens, take up entire rooms, and cost $100,000+.
Fast forward to somewhere a bit before 2007 and you would still have some trouble. In 2006 the best you could do was a fancy camera phone. Today, in 2015, we take it for granted that we have tiny computers in our pockets.
A couple weeks ago I attended SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC). AVC is centered around a competition in which teams build robots for a chance to engage with the Boulder tech community while winning cash prizes along the way.
Here at Quick Left, we're big fans of React, and wanted to contribute to the work that community is doing.
A feature for an internal Ruby project here at Quick Left necessitated parsing the domain from a URL. This seems like a problem for which there must already exist a solution, but it surprisingly turns out that there is no available solution for this seemingly simple task.
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