Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Apple's Swift programming language is going open source

209 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Last year, Apple introduced Swift, its very own programming language, which was focused on making it easier to build apps. Now, in a bid to make it more palatable to developers, Apple is making another big move: It's making Swift open source. That'll give developers full access to all of Swift's inner workings, and it might even tempt over people who were worried about adopting a proprietary Apple language. "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," Apple's SVP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said during WWDC today. "We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone." The language is also getting some upgrades this year with Swift 2, which includes support for new optimization technology, protocol extensions and much shorter compile times.

In this article: apple, opensource, Swift, wwdc, WWDC2015
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
209 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Mach-E leak reveals a lot about Ford's electric Mustang SUV

Mach-E leak reveals a lot about Ford's electric Mustang SUV

View
Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory

Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory

View
Microsoft is adding 10 'Final Fantasy' games to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft is adding 10 'Final Fantasy' games to Xbox Game Pass

View
'West of Dead' is a fast-paced shooter starring Ron Perlman

'West of Dead' is a fast-paced shooter starring Ron Perlman

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr