In the Debug podcast episode 42: Swift roundtable, the panel consisting of Natalia Berdys, Don Melton, Brent Simmons, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie gather to give us an interesting discussion around Swift and related topics in the Apple world. What strikes my fancy is that, one of the panelist, Natalia Berdys’ love for Objective-C and going so far as to calling Objective-C her native programming language. Interestingly, I’ve just a few weeks ago when I wrote the About page for Swiftloc, I too thought of Objective-C as my mother-tongue. I’d never thought anyone other than myself would refer to a programming language as native. Even though my concept of a native programming language does not mean the first programming language one would learn, I think we are on the same page in terms of our love for Objective-C.

Apart form the brief talk about Objective-C as one’s love, the episode is pack-full with Swift goodies. It’s a great discussion I wish I had the chance to partake because through out listening to the episode, I keep finding myself trying to butt-in to add my two cents even though all my butting-in is only happening in my head.

If you are here reading this, I can be fairly certain you are into learning Swift as well. So, if you are not familiar with the Debug podcast, episode 42 is a good place to start and if you aware (or already a subscriber) of the Debug podcast, make sure you don’t miss episode 42.


—Swiftloc signing off.