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Swift Alps

Swift Alps

Swift Alps - as the name might imply - is a conference revolving around anything Swift related. As the name might also imply, the conference takes place in the Swiss Alps, in Crans-Montana more specifically. What sets this conference apart from many of the other conferences out there is the format. Instead of the "traditional" [...]
Going to ServerSide.swift 2018

Going to ServerSide.swift 2018

The first conference in the world to focus on server-side Swift We (the Vapor team at Nodes) were excited when we heard that a conference focusing on server-side Swift was announced. We did get the news a bit early since the conference is run by Tim Condon, Martin Lasek and Steffen D. Sommer where Martin […]

What is the best programming language for app development?

What is the best programming language for app development?

What the best programming language for app development is a very subjective question, and as a rule of thumb, the answer is whichever programming language the app developer is the most comfortable with. However, as cream rises to the top, so do the best frameworks and languages. We’ve collected our favourites below: Objective-C & Xcode […]

Vapor code generation with Sourcery

Swift is a relatively new language in the server realm that brings a lot of nice changes, such as type safety and compilation. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Swift’s poor metaprogramming can introduce a huge amount of boilerplate into Swift projects, including Vapor projects. Creating a model in Vapor without Sourcery For some […]

Getting stack traces in Swift on Linux
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Getting stack traces in Swift on Linux

Bugsnag is a convenient service for reporting and catching bugs and crashes that Nodes has been using for a long time. When we moved our backend stack over to Swift, we noticed that there was not a Linux-friendly package. So, we built our own! Doing so led us down quite a deep rabbit hole: stack […]

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