Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.

From the Swift blog:

Welcome to Swift Blog

This new blog will bring you a behind-the-scenes look into the design of the Swift language by the engineers who created it, in addition to the latest news and hints to turn you into a productive Swift programmer.

Get started with Swift by downloading Xcode 6 beta, now available to all Registered Apple Developers for free. The Swift Resources tab has a ton of great links to videos, documentation, books, and sample code to help you become one of the world’s first Swift experts. There’s never been a better time to get coding!

– The Swift Team

The team’s first post covers Swift compatibility.

“Simply put, if you write a Swift app today and submit it to the App Store this Fall when iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are released, you can trust that your app will work well into the future. In fact, you can target back to OS X Mavericks or iOS 7 with that same app.”

The blog looks like it will be a great resource for developers as the Swift programming language continues to evolve. Be sure to bookmark it in your browser.

  1. Ted says:

    I’m a tad frustrated with this Swift movement, since I just started to learn iOS less than a year ago. And now I can forget all I learned about Objective-C and start with a new language. Isn’t that refreshing…

    1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

      As I understand, you can use Swift alongside Objective-C. It isn’t going anywhere for awhile.

      1. J. Glenn Künzler J. Glenn Kunzler says:

        Correct.

        You can continue using Objective C as long as you need. You don’t have to learn Swift unless you want to.

        1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

          But why wouldn’t you want to? This is a big deal, kids!

          1. J. Glenn Künzler J. Glenn Kunzler says:

            Truth!

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