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Ask HN: Share Your Personal Site
87 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Apr 2022
Thanks! The game here is written in Inform7, and it was so difficult to make progress that it took me three years on and off to finish the game. So if you do it that way, beware :)
Abridged story: https://github.com/statico/the-archive-public/blob/master/Th...
Backend server: https://github.com/statico/glulxe-httpd
How to turn a folder of markdown docs into a structured docs section in an app?
3 projects | /r/iOSProgramming | 29 Nov 2022
First thing I thought of was John Sundell's Publish, then make all the articles as posts. A bit of HTML work and have it list it as a sidebar with an order metadata of the markdown. You could then use the LocalWebsitePublishPlugin to make it all accessible offline too - though I haven't tested it so I dont know if it works or not. There are not a lot, but some plugins available too that are helpful, and it's nice to be inside of the same language ecosystem.
Is it possible to code a website using Swift?
2 projects | /r/web_design | 24 Oct 2022
There is a SSG that uses Swift: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish
Ask HN: Share Your Personal Site
87 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Apr 2022
I made https://will.institute/ as a place to post stuff after bailing on most social media, the existing content was migrated over from my old Instagram account.
Static site built in Swift with Publish: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish
Since I got out of the habit of posting anything on Instagram for a couple years I haven’t really gotten back into it for my own site, but one of these days I’ll put some new pictures up!
Swift.org Website is Now Open Source
2 projects | /r/swift | 16 Mar 2022
The best static site generator in Swift is Publish, but the Swift.org website is much older than that project.
I created a blog template that uses Github as the CMS, so your blog can be version controlled and written with the same workflow as you write your code. What do you think?
2 projects | /r/webdev | 4 Feb 2022
Currently working on something similar, but in Swift, with Publish. Still a long way off since my css skills leave a lot to be desired, lol
Just a simple coding question
4 projects | /r/SwiftUI | 31 Dec 2021
If a static website works for you, you can use Publish library by John Sundell.
Apple’s use of Swift and SwiftUI in iOS 15
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Dec 2021
"There are dozens of us" but seriously, there is some interest from users but most projects done by companies have been abandoned, SwiftUI feels almost like a language divergence, which is frustrating. I'll list what I know about but it's by no means comprehensive.
Static site generation looks good too, Publish by John Sundell being the most famous (https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish) but a lot of others have started springing up lately.
"Swift for Tensorflow" by Google has been shut down. Though that was mostly Google giving advice on how to evolve Swift to work better for ML. It's a shame too, since it felt like Fast.Ai was adopting it and starting to teach it at one point, so the shutdown felt a bit premature, but this is Google after all, shutting things down is what they do.
Swift 5.0+ seems to have stabilized the language quite a bit too(ABI Stability and other things), which is a good thing, as hopefully the tutorials/docs from now on should remain more consistent. The built in package manager "Swift Package Manager" seems to be working better too, though there are still a lot of complaints/missing features, but on the whole I like it.
Swift on Linux seems to be officially supported by more flavors of Linux than it used to be. Meanwhile Swift on Windows works right now but I wouldn't use it in production yet, it throws errors that are the sort that if you ask anyone they will answer "that's normal, ignore that". Some have even gotten modern Swift to run on older MacOS's leveraging LLVM.
Swift WASM seems to have had a big update with Swift 5.4 https://forums.swift.org/t/swiftwasm-5-4-0-has-been-released... though I've not yet tried it having given up on Swift WASM about a year ago.
Youtuber Stega's Gate(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXFkK2B4w9856wBJfCGufg) is building a cross platform game engine in swift.
IntelliJ has a decent alternative to Xcode now too, using Clion with an app made by them(though it's still not as integrated as Xcode, nothing would be).
Getting it to run on android is technically possible, but the workaround it too much, but that's mostly on Google actually, since the support for writing things in C for Android is so depreciated it's a joke.
The Docs are still terrible though, have been to my knowledge since 3.0 became outdated. That said the official books are alright and there are tutorial communities that are pretty good too, but it's shameful that the docs should be that useless.
So yeah, Swift is nearly viable for non Mac things, but there aren't much for libraries outside of backend. Some are tinkering and making cool stuff, but at times it's difficult when even the non app related programming tutorials for those are like "let's do it on MacOS using Xcode".All of that said, it's my favorite language, I want it to have a community similar to Rust's but I don't think Apple supports it the right way for that happen, they seem ok with it staying inside their ecosystem, like they are ok if the community does stuff outside of it, but they aren't helping it or encouraging it, is the general feeling. Ironically I was recommended to Swift initially because of the community that it had at the time, the caveat being "if you want to make apps for Apple's ecosystem", which isn't terrible, but it's not what I want. I'll probably give up on it if it doesn't change in the next year or so and go all in on Rust is likely what will happen, but again it's a shame.
Static site generators to watch in 2021
25 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2021
For any Swift devs needing to put together a webpage, check out Publish: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish
How can you possibly call flutter web stable?
4 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 4 Mar 2021
My website is built with a Swift static site generator (that I have forked to accommodate my needs), and otherwise uses basic HTML + CSS and a bit of vanilla JS. Works great.
What are some cool swift projects i can work on besides apps?
4 projects | /r/swift | 7 Jan 2021
What are some alternatives?
Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.
Nikola - A static website and blog generator
flutter-client - Invoice Ninja: Desktop/mobile admin portal built with Flutter
Vapor - 💧 A server-side Swift HTTP web framework.
docc2html - A static site generator for DocC documentation archives
swift-corelibs-foundation - The Foundation Project, providing core utilities, internationalization, and OS independence
poor-richard - Static site for Spotlight PA
tinacms - A fully open-source headless CMS that supports Git and Visual Editing
Lektor - The lektor static file content management system
hakyll - A static website compiler library in Haskell
Unwrap - Learn Swift interactively on your iPhone.
webamp - Winamp 2 reimplemented for the browser