Starting 2015, VAT on app sales in the European Union will effectively increase from 15% to 18–27%, depending on the country where an app is sold. It is not yet clear whether this will lead to higher consumer prices or lower per-app revenue for developers.
An instance method in Swift is just a type method that takes the instance as an argument and returns a function which will then be applied to the instance. This characteristic of Swiftʼs type system can be used to implement Cocoaʼs target-action pattern without Objective-Cʼs dynamic message dispatch.
I have updated my article on strings in Swift to incorporate the fundamental changes in Xcode 6 beta 4.
A list of my favorite talks from UIKonf 2014.
An in-depth look at the String type in Swift and how it handles certain Unicode features.