What are your favorite WWDC sessions to watch? How many did you end up actually watching?
I'm currently at 32 sessions watched, and I still have many sessions on my watchlist. However, I feel I'm able to give you my current recommended list of talks with a little reasoning, so you can decide to at least
watch those sessions if you're short on time.1. Demystify SwiftUI
This session taught me a lot about the lifetime of SwiftUI views and made me realize I'm actually doing quite some things wrong in my current apps built with SwiftUI. A must-watch to understand better how SwiftUI works under the hood.2. Meet async/await in Swift
Unfortunately, as of now, we can't use async/await on iOS 14 and lower. However, the future of app development is definitely going to involve using this new concurrency API, so you better be prepared.3. What's new in Foundation
You might want to call this one "Meet AttributedString in Swift". Still, a must-watch as this new value type (yes, that's right!)
is a very welcome addition.4. Make blazing-fast lists and collection views
Although I wish it were different, many of our current apps are still using UIKit. It's also not a given to say your apps are performant by default now that we have super fast devices. This talk will give you great tips on how you can make blazing fast lists and collection views.5. ARC in Swift: Basics and beyond
Do you actually know what ARC means? How life before ARC used to be? Or maybe you're struggling quite a bit with weak self and unowned self
. Either way, this talk was an eye-opener for me as it explains ARC in Swift very well.
That's it, my top 5 sessions I would highly recommend watching. If this is not enough, keep on reading as this week's SwiftLee Weekly will bring you much more interesting articles and recommendations.