One of those issues that feels like bike shedding but that nonetheless drives me crazy: whether to keep my RAW files in the original vendor format or convert to DNG. Lots of photography books recommend converting, but this piece has some compelling arguments for avoiding it. I recommend reading the comments, too.
Swift Goes Open Source
Swift went open source today. A couple of interesting Tweets:
Apple’s Punch card for Swift. Apple never sleeps. pic.twitter.com/EhArtFB4el
— Matt (@MattCheetham) December 3, 2015
.@siracusa published "Copland 2010" on June 15th, 2010. @clattner_llvm's first Swift commit was on July 17, 2010 https://t.co/7j2r8ntPb4 👍🏻
— Jake Marsh (@jakemarsh) December 3, 2015
Regarding that last one, I wonder if there’s any relationship there, or if it’s purely coincidental. I’m inclined to think the latter, since starting work on a new programming language doesn’t happen overnight. It must have been something they were contemplating seriously at the very least. But as someone who believes that programming languages matter, the announcement of Swift was a momentous occasion. Really wonderful to see all the work that’s gone into it.