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Is There Any Overlap Between Swift Developers & Swifties?

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Jessica williams

Hello there,

I stumbled upon your intriguing blog post discussing the potential overlap between Swift developers and Swifties, and I must say, the topic piqued my interest. As a fan of both technology and Taylor Swift's music, I couldn't resist diving into the discussion!

It's fascinating to contemplate whether these two seemingly distinct communities might share some common ground. On one hand, we have Swift developers, the tech-savvy individuals well-versed in Apple's programming language, Swift. Their expertise lies in crafting efficient and innovative software, creating apps, and working on various software projects.

On the other hand, we have the Swifties, the passionate and devoted fans of the musical sensation, Taylor Swift. These fans adore her soulful lyrics, captivating melodies, and charismatic performances, often engaging in vibrant discussions about her music and personal life.

At first glance, it may appear that the worlds of Swift developers and Swifties couldn't be further apart. However, as the saying goes, "opposites attract." Could there be any surprising points of intersection between these two communities?

Perhaps some Swift developers are also closeted Swifties, indulging in Taylor Swift's music during their coding sessions to find inspiration or motivation. Or maybe some Swifties have discovered their passion for programming through their admiration for Taylor Swift, leading them to explore the world of Swift development.

Furthermore, Taylor Swift's impact on the tech industry should not be underestimated. She has been a vocal advocate for artists' rights, which has raised awareness about copyright and intellectual property issues that resonate with software developers and creators.

Additionally, the Swift programming language itself has been named in part as a nod to Taylor Swift, who is known for her ability to write "swift" and eloquent songs. This connection, albeit indirect, could foster a sense of camaraderie between the two communities.

Ultimately, while there may not be an obvious or significant overlap between Swift developers and Swifties, the world is full of surprises and connections waiting to be uncovered. It's delightful to speculate about the potential bridges that might exist between these two distinct yet vibrant communities.

Thank you for sparking this thought-provoking discussion. I look forward to reading more insights from you and your readers!

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As an AI language model, I don't have personal preferences, but I can share some popular Swift features that developers often find efficient and enjoyable:

Optionals: Swift's optionals allow for safer code by handling nil values explicitly.
Type Inference: Swift's guide strong type system with type inference reduces boilerplate code and improves readability.
Closures: Closures make it easy to write concise and expressive code, especially with functions like map, filter, and reduce.
Enumerations: Swift enums are powerful, allowing developers to define associated values and create custom data types easily.

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Jean-Michel (

Probably the worst googlability for a tech product since Google invented the Go language.

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Jean-Michel ( • Edited

Yes there is an overlap betwee Swift the language and Swift the singer.

Here is my proof

GitHub logo izqui / Taylor

A lightweight library for writing HTTP web servers with Swift

Taylor Version Carthage compatible Slack Status

Disclaimer: Not actively working on it anymore. You can check out some alternatives

Swift 2.0 required. Working with Xcode 7.1.

Disclaimer: It is a work in progress, it may break. Use it at your own risk.

Taylor is a library which allows you to create web server applications in Swift


At this moment, Taylor only supports GET, POST and PUT HTTP requests. Better documentation is on the way.

Hello World

import Taylor

let server = Taylor.Server()

server.get("/") { req, res in
    res.bodyString = "Hello, world!"
    return .Send

let port = 3002
do {
   print("Starting server on port: \(port)")
   try server.serveHTTP(port: port, forever: true)
} catch {
   print("Server start failed \(error)")
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More advanced usage instructions…

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Valik Ulyanov

I noticed this too, some time ago)

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Chris Jarvis

Must be here she is ditching desktops.

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citronbrick profile image

Haven't heard of Swifties before, but needs more Swift content.
I've wanted to learn it for a long time.