Apple VP Craig Federighi took the stage at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week to announce Swift 2.0, the next version of Apple’s critically acclaimed programming language.
Swift is Apple’s answer to common frustrations commonly experienced by programmers and app developers. With Swift, coders write fewer lines of code. Swift also allows its users to publish to multiple platforms at once. Apple created the powerful and intuitive language for iOS, OS X and the new watchOS after closely examining today’s most commonly used programming languages.
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Swift 2.0 brings developers its first major upgrade to the language, featuring an advanced error-handling system, as well as increased speed and stability.
We think Swift is the next big programming language, the one that we’ll all be doing application and system programming on for 20 years to come. We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone. We’re going to do something really big. Today we’re announcing Swift will be open source.
– Craig Federighi, Apple VP
In addition to these improvements, Apple is making Swift open source, and these powerful kid friendly programming features are even advanced enough to satisfy veteran coders.
With the shift to open source, Apple envisions a world that is programmed entirely using Swift, and it isn’t too hard to believe.
During the conference, Federighi stated, “We think Swift is the next big programming language, the one that we’ll all be doing application and system programming on for 20 years to come. We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone. We’re going to do something really big. Today we’re announcing Swift will be open source.”
Swift 2.0 brings, speed, security and stability to your apps, regardless of the platform. (Photo: Apple)
Creating the Future
Digital Media Academy uses Swift in almost all of its app development camps and has seen great success from campers with no programming experience at all. With Swift, it’s easier than ever for developers to write code and create applications.
Apple is pushing the entire industry forward. As architects of the future, like littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir and Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple’s leaders know the importance of collaboration and that the free exchange of ideas and technology will be vital to the future.
And now that Apple has made Swift open source, there is no limiting the creativity and originality for applications in years to come.