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In this post we will discuss and explore methods of navigation flow and view construction in SwiftUI. In particular, we will explore a method for abstracting both of these activities out of the view layer. ...

yowconnected Last week I had the privilege of attending the YOW! Connected conference in Melbourne, Australia. YOW! Connected offers a look at all the interesting things that are happening in the mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) space, from the perspective of both software developers and UX designers. On the mobile front it included a variety of talks relating to both the iOS and Android platforms and yes, even a little bit of Windows. In general all the talks that I went to were pretty good,  but here I will write about a few that particularly interested me.

After the most recent WWDC, most iOS developers aren't talking about cool new iOS 8 features or APIs. Instead,  they're talking about a whole new language: Swift. Yes, you heard right - a whole new programming language. How exciting it is!

Apple has been working on Swift secretly for a few years. It is a modern programming language that takes the strengths of other popular languages (for example, Python) and avoids the bad things about Objective-C (for example, poor manual memory-management and awful block syntax). As Apple declared, it’s Objective-C without the C. Not only this, Swift is also able to access the Apple Cocoa Touch framework and share the same LLVM compiler as Objective-C, so they can be seamlessly mixed in a same project.

Now you might be just like me, wondering why Apple would introduce a new language for iOS and Mac OS programming. Let’s walk through some most exciting parts of Swift to see if we can find a reason.