This is the first installment of what we hope will be more regular iOS meetups. As our first topic, we'll tackle Functional Reactive Programming (a.k.a. FRP), via a little ReactiveCocoa (RAC) library released by the folks at GitHub.
FRP is a fun paradigm that can eliminate a lot of boilerplate code and turn complex callback systems into a simpler model. Check it out, play with it, use it in anger, and see for yourself. In this meetup, we'll show you how to create a basic RAC app and use the most common features. Code-along will be encouraged.
You're probably wondering, "but, but Swift?" Well, RAC isn't Swift compatible yet. But, they're working on it. Either way, it's an interesting way to think about applications on and off the iOS platform (check out React, ClojureScript Om, and BaconJS for other implementations).
Still want Swift? That's cool (remember there's an NDA). We're planning to have some of our next talks dedicated to Swift. Come out and let your preference be heard. We take requests.
This is the first of many planned, regularly meeting, iOS meetups. Anyone can help be an organizer of this group. Please come to this first meeting to help us create a roadmap.
All welcome. Hope to see you there.