Apple’s open source language has hit the headlines more than once this year — it had its ups and downs but a lot of people seem to believe that it’s here to stay, which is why you should give it a go if you haven’t yet.
We’ve recently noticed a change in readers’ interest towards Swift but then again, in tech, everything changes at the speed of light. However, we’re not the only ones who noticed that — according to this month’s TIOBE index, Swift is losing popularity. What triggered the change? We can only speculate.
Swift 4 is now available! What’s new in this programming language for iOS? This latest release promises more stability and compatibility. Let’s take a closer look!
Swift 4 will be released later this year but what about Swift 5? Ted Kremenek, Senior Manager, Languages and Runtimes at Apple encourages you to submit your proposals for Swift 5 and reveals the core themes and focus areas for it.
The name of the tool is self-explanatory, for sure. SwiftKotlin is a framework, a command line tool and a Mac application for translating Swift code into Kotlin. However, keep in mind that this is not a magic bullet: its goal is *not* to produce production-ready Kotlin code, but “just a Kotlin translation that will require manual edition.”
No bad blood, just mad love. Swift has finally hit the top ten popular programming languages and all we can say is about time.
Swift is not restricted to iPhone app development — this language is also used in OS X, tvOS and watchOS to develop responsive and secure applications. Let’s see what makes Swift a great choice for enterprise app development.
When it comes to iOS app development, many believe that Swift is the way to go, mainly because it is simple to use and offers a feature-packed goodie bag. In this post, Mehul Rajput, CEO at Mindinventory, explains why developers should embrace Swift.
In this article, Martin Kühl, senior consultant at innoQ, reveals that he occasionally enjoys writing custom command line tools and begins the tutorial with Swift.
What the developer wants, the developer gets! A handful of Web Frameworks emerged after Swift became available on Linux, ignited by boosted interest in using Swift on the server. As a consequence, the Server APIs work group was formed with the goal “of making it possible for anyone to build a simple, secure, HTTP server, or to start to build other server frameworks like pub/sub message brokers.”
The Swift 3 release is just around the corner, but we already have a glimpse into Swift 4 thanks to Apple’s Chris Lattner, who wrote some observations about Swift 3 in a note to the Swift mailing list and offered a sneak peek into Swift 4.
Swift is undoubtedly gaining momentum thanks to its upcoming 3.0 release, but some claim that the Oracle v. Google legal battle is partly responsible for putting the spotlight on this young programming language.
Fans of Apple technology descended on the west coast to attend their Worldwide Developers Conference, which other than talking about OS X El Captain, announced that Swift 2.0 was going open source. Cue applause.
The time has come to declare the most popular programming language of 2014. What are the different language rankings saying? And how reliable is their data?