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★ Welcome to Helge's GitHub Home! ★

I'm a professional software developer for ~25 years. Did code on all kinds of platforms (NeXTstep, Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS) in all kinds of languages (Objective-C, TCL, Guile, Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, Swift).

Currently running my own company called ZeeZide, been at Apple, ZideOne, Brainstorm and Skyrix before. Got an interesting project that fits my profile? Drop me a line! ZeeZide's primary product is 🤷‍♀️ a native macOS client for Slack.

Alongside I blog (mostly about Swift) at the Always Right Institute: SwiftWebUI, µTutorial on SwiftNIO, @dynamicCallable part1, part2, part3, Chat w/ your Raspi, Direct2SwiftUI and more. Tweeting at @helje5, homepage.

Making FOSS since like forever. Early work I'm responsible for: ScalableOGo,, SOPE and GTKKit (also worked on libFoundation, GCC libobjc and GNUstep, and Internet standards like CalDAV and CardDAV).

Since it was released I've primarily worked on Swift projects, most of which you can find over here at GitHub. I tend to create organizations for larger projects: SwiftBlocksUI, Macro.swift, SwiftWebUI, Direct to Swift, SPMDestinations, mod_swift, ZeeQL, PL/Swift, Noze.IO, SwiftObjects, SwiftyLinkerKit, …

My own favorites: Macro.swift (Node.js style Server Side Swift), SwiftNIO IRC Server (chat server, w/ Web frontend, SwiftUI client and Eliza), Direct to Swift (rule driven SwiftUI database apps) and UXKit (UIKit and AppKit apps from a single source).

SwiftBlocksUI Macro SwiftWebUI Direct2Swift SPMDestinations swift lambda mod_swift ZeeQL PL/Swift SwiftObjects ARI ZeeZide ApacheExpress SwiftXcode SwiftWebResources NIO X GETobjects


  1. A tiny macOS app that can detect the GUI technologies used in other apps.

    Swift 93 4

  2. Develop interactive Slack messages and modals using a SwiftUI like declarative style

    Swift 19

  3. Rule based CRUD Database Frontends for SwiftUI

    Swift 45

  4. A demo implementation of SwiftUI for the Web

    Swift 3.3k 94

  5. SPM toolchain to cross compile macOS Swift binaries on a Raspberry Pi (yes, you read that right)


  6. A Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server for SwiftNIO

    Swift 25 3

Contribution activity

October 2020

Created a pull request in SwiftPackageIndex/PackageList that received 1 comment

Add NWHTTPProtocol and MacroLambda

The package(s) being submitted are: MacroLambda NWHTTPProtocol Checklist I have either: Run swift ./validate.swift. Or, checked that: The pa…

+2 −0 1 comment

Created an issue in ZeeZide/5GUIs that received 3 comments

Switch from `objdump` to dlopen on macOS BS to detect nested dependencies

macOS BS has the "dyld shared cache" which breaks running objdump on the dependencies. E.g. this results in BS Safari not having any features detec…


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