Apple announces Swift 2 and plans to open source it

Today, at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco, Apple’s Craig Federighi announced that the Swift language’s compiler and libraries for iOS, OS X, and Linux will be open sourced by the end of the year.

 

Awesome news for developers all over the world. Finally, Apple has decide to join Google and Microsoft on the open-source stage and plans to open source its new programming language, Swift.

Today, at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco, Apple’s Craig Federighi announced that the Swift language’s compiler and libraries for iOS, OS X, and Linux will be open sourced by the end of the year.

“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,” Federighi said. “We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone.”

About Swift

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for iOS, OS X, and watchOS. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next project — or addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.



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