Developer Community (Part 2) with Dave Verwer

In this second part episode with Dave Verwer, Leo talks with Dave about Swift Packages, SwiftPM Library (, and how Dave uses open-source data and pull request for contributing. In the previous episode, we talked about the iOS Developer Survey and iOS Developer Community overall.


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  • Specialize in helping businesses build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch
  • 10 years of experience developing for a variety of Apple platform
  • Helping dev shops which lack experience with Apple platforms and Swift

Swift Packages

  • What's the future of Swift Packages
  • Cocoapods vs Carthage vs Packages vs Submodules
  • Limitations of Swift Packages

SwiftPM Library

  • How began?
  • What does it provide to the community?
  • Issues with older packages
  • Issues with other dependency management systems (NPM, RubyGems, etc...)

Open Source Data

  • How to use pull-requests for contributing information?
  • How iOS Dev Directory works
  • How it helps prevent spam 
  • Allowing for others to build on top of

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Dave Verwer
Dave Verwer
Independent iOS developer, technical writer, author of @iOSDevWeekly, and creator of @SwiftPackages. He/him.

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