My SwiftyTech 2022 Recap
This blog post is a recap of my shared work and highlights past blog posts, open-source contributions, and other activities from which you may have benefited in 2022.
For me, this blog post is a reminder of all my accomplishments this year.
I was consistent with my writing and published 93 (!) Swift and iOS related articles on blog.eidinger.info. This is my 94th article :)
Nearly all of those newsletters will you find in my blog post about my favorite iOS and Swift newsletters.
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I probably had not more than 100 at the beginning of 2022.
I contributed quite a lot to other open-source projects. I am especially proud of creating a SwiftPM command plugin for SwiftFormat.
Some more contributions:
I also started new open-source projects and maintained existing ones.
Notable additions in 2022:
iosdevupdates.com, an aggregator for iOS and Swift blog posts.
XCSnippetsApp, a macOS application to explore code snippets from the Swift and iOS community, view and edit the snippets before adding them conveniently to Xcode
URLCompatibilityKit, a dependency-free Swift Package with compatible backports of commonly used type properties for
URLthat are otherwise only available from iOS 16.0+ / macOS 13.0+ / tvOS 16.0+ / watchOS 9.0+.
OSInfo, a dependency-free Swift Package to determine OS version and name on all platforms.
Past Easter weekend, I started to express my gratitude to developers and content creators. Nearly 20 profited from you. I hope my article is an inspiration and source of information for like-minded people who want to sponsor the iOS and Swift communities equally.
Unfortunately, SwiftHeroes and 360iDev rejected my speaker proposals but I had a blast appearing on a podcast to talk about Apple's Swift Package Manager.
I also enjoyed giving a presentation about Swift Attributes at the SF Swift Language Group Meetup. I would love to join for podcasts or meetups in the future!
At my day job, there is the occasional speaker/workshop opportunity which is mostly internal and confidential. Happy I was able to participate in SAP's public DevtoberFest initiative and share information about the company's mobile SDK for iOS.
Last but not least I organized my first workshop on try! Swift World.
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