Jeff Kelley

Straying From the Happy Path: Taking Control of Errors in Swift

Have you ever seen a code comment saying “this should never happen”? Have you ever wondered what would happen if it did? Swift has a diverse set of error-handling capabilities, from using throw to send errors up the stack to using a Result to handle errors in asynchronous methods. In this talk, we’ll look at the landscape of handling errors in Swift, create new ways of expressing and handling them, and show how even the most impossible code-level situations can have 100% test coverage. By the end, you’ll be taking control of the errors in your code, instead of letting them take control of you.


Jeff Kelley

iOS Developer at Detroit Labs

Jeff Kelley is a developer at Detroit Labs, where he builds apps in Swift but still has a soft spot for Objective-C. Author of Developing Apps for Apple Watch and Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS, he’s been working with iOS since its infancy in 2008. Jeff is passionate about building usable apps, the open-source community around Apple platforms, and will talk your ear off about electric cars and clean energy. Jeff loves raising his two kids and two dogs, Detroit, and founded the Motor City CocoaHeads group.

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