Thursday, 12 June 2014
Someone attached Apple’s New programing language Swift should Be A Firefly Fan
Now if you’re the proper quite dweeb, you most likely recognized those names in real time as characters from the much-loved television program Firefly, created by idol Whedon and ventilated ever~so~briefly on Fox quite a decade past. Malcolm is so the show’s captain, Kaylee the mechanic, and therefore the bit regarding Jayne could be a joke a few joke.
Here’s a bit factoid that has just about nothing to try to to with the broader significance of Swift, Apple’s new programing language for developing iOS and OS X apps. however it created Pine Tree State smile, and it suggests that once my editor Matthew Panzarino delineated yesterday’s event as “developer fanservice,” he was right in additional ways in which than one.
Part of the rationale this tickles Pine Tree State is that the occasional, sometimes hidden, influence that a show that lasted for fewer than one season [it was shortly revived as a film] still looks to exert within the technical school world. Most notably, it had been wide believed to be the inspiration for the naming of Google Wave [hey, keep in mind Google Wave!], and apparently the entire Wave development process involved a lot of references to Firefly and other Whedon~related works.
So if you look into the section of Apple’s 'Swift tour' discussing 'simple values,' you’ll realize a brief code example assignment occupations to completely different variables ~ Malcolm could be a captain, Kaylee could be a mechanic, and Jayne is publicly relations.
Also, you will have detected that the Firefly reference what looks to be a relevance John Green’s novel Paper cities. [Which I actually have not scan. Sorry.]