Top Devs Share Their Reactions to WWDC 2016
30 top developers share their reactions to WWDC 2016!
Dave is thrilled to see Playgrounds for iPad this year and think about their future, which brings him back to his beginnings with Pascal.
Benji disambiguates the all-Swift Foundation and the Foundation mapping layer in Xcode 8, and fills us in on the news in the latter. He also summarizes the newest debugging tools in Xcode 8.
Natasha has been having fun at the family reunion that is WWDC, meeting people from all over the world & learning about unbundled apps.
Kristina is optimistic about possibilities for developers on watchOS, plus her secret history as a figure skater.
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Andy covers extension experience, the possibility of instant apps, teaching Swift on an iPad (or what we should even be doing in that area), and more, all from a very thoughtful perspective. “What should it do?”
Ben is into upcoming RAW photo support, Metal improvements, and improved tooling in Xcode.
Nacho likes the small improvements to Xcode, and the small Xcode on iPads.
Sash has advice for all first-time WWDC attendees: go to the labs!
Hector is awaiting more powerful generics in Swift, and has quite possibly the most interesting origin story we’ve ever heard.
Patrick wants to pause animations and just see his lock screen without Touch ID breezing past it this fall.
Michele thinks you should appreciate the new Swift tooling & theater majors., both of which will help you to work better.
Javi is looking closely at the new notification APIs, and is already looking ahead at how they will evolve in the future.
Bryan likes the ways that Apple is becoming more open to developers affecting the experience at an OS level, but thinks the devil will be in the details.
Jeff is testing all of the betas, and LOVING IT. He’s also into APFS and SF Mono.
Jesse is actually glad that Apple is Sherlocking so many things, and finally improving Core Data.
Sam is already planning a neural network–powered Twitterbot on device, because he likes using new tech in fun ways!
JP is happy about new developers coming to Playgrounds on iPad, & experienced developers getting stable, usable APIs from Apple.
Orta will sorely miss Xcode plugins, but already loves how open Playgrounds on iPad are.
Russ nerds out over APFS & Xcode extensions, plus tries to get us all to file more Radars.
Ayaka had a great experience working with Swift engineers, both at the labs & on Twitter. She’s also learned by writing a Swift blog.
Greg is already excited about all the different extensions & SiriKit, and how users can have a seamless experience across devices.
Wendy covers the news about Apple Pay, and writing your way to being a better engineer.
Ryan looks forward to the updates for watchOS & UICollectionView prefetching, then looks back to his time in the calculator game black market.
Adam Bell gushes about new animation APIs, Playgrounds on the iPad, & all the other developer toys from WWDC.
Matt catches us up on the many changes to iOS he’s looking forward to using, and the benefits of Apple writing their own Swift.
Tim can’t wait for instant watchOS apps, as fast as the game mods he learned to code with.
Radek wants an easier way to keep up to date with the swift-evolution emails, but loves the new iOS 10 notifications.
Austin recounts his experiences helping in the Swift standard library & learning to code in Visual BASIC.
Peter gets excited about the new file system, watchOS 3, & Xcode security.
Daniel talks integrating Swift into an old codebase & learning to code from magazines.
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