It’s not every day you get to play with a beta programming language, so I was incredibly excited when Apple announced Swift at WWDC last year.

My first project at Firebase was becoming our resident Swift expert, and after a few weeks of digging into the language I presented an overview to the team. I recently updated the presentation and recorded it. If you’re new to Swift this video will give you a general overview and walk you through the core language features:

If you’re already familiar with Swift, our iOS Guide has everything you need to know to start building a realtime app with Swift and Firebase. You can also check out our Swift chat example app.

I’d love to hear what you think of the screencast, you can leave your feedback in the comments or find me on twitter at @fangedkat.