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Topic: Swift

Apple's Swift Playgrounds sandbox for programming education now available

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

Apple has made Swift Playgrounds available for download, and provides a way to teach beginners and children how to code on its Swift programming language on the iPad.


Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

06/27/2016, 07:06 pm

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.


Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.


Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.


Apple deploys first preview branch of Swift 3.0 ahead of WWDC 2016

06/01/2016, 04:06 pm

Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0, the next evolution of Apple's custom programming language.


Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

05/05/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.


Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's Swift language - report

04/07/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.


IBM brings Apple's Swift to the cloud, simplifying enterprise app development

02/22/2016, 11:02 am

Thanks to new tools from IBM, developers will be able to write and run applications entirely in the cloud using Apple's Swift programming language.


Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company's fledgling programming language.


Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

02/01/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.


Apple making sparse use of Swift in its own apps, engineer claims

01/18/2016, 01:01 pm

In spite of Apple expressing a desire to switch its apps to Swift, just a handful of them are actually using the programming language so far, according to a software engineer.


Deep Swift integration coming to iCloud and OS X, says Apple's Craig Federighi

12/15/2015, 09:12 am

Apple is beginning to bake Swift into some of its core software, instead of simply supporting it in third-party apps, senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said in a podcast interview.


This week on AppleInsider: Samsung pays out, 4-inch iPhone rumors, World AIDS Day & more

12/05/2015, 04:12 am

The aftermath of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kept news relatively quiet, but rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone persisted, and Samsung finally agreed to pay out $548 million to Apple -- with conditions.


IBM Swift Sandbox lets you test Apple's newly open-source programming language in your browser

12/04/2015, 01:12 pm

Just hours after Apple made its Swift programming language open source, IBM has introduced a new, simple, and free browser-based way for developers to get started writing code.


Apple's Federighi positions open-sourced Swift as 'primary,' scalable programming language

12/03/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple has grand ambitions for its newly open-sourced Swift programming language, senior Software VP Craig Federighi suggested in a Thursday interview, including making it a "front to back" development option.


Apple programming language Swift goes open source

12/03/2015, 11:12 am

Apple's software team has officially made Swift, its proprietary iOS and OS X development software, open source and available for modification by all developers, via the new website


Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

08/10/2015, 11:08 pm

With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat put on by BNR, I survived seven days of the most intensive programming instruction of my life, and lived to write about it.


Apple's Swift programming language translated to Mandarin Chinese thanks to open source project

08/06/2015, 11:08 pm

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.


Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

06/28/2015, 02:06 am

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.


Apple to open source Swift later this year with support for iOS, OS X, and Linux

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced that it would make its popular new Swift programming language open source, releasing the language and toolchains for iOS, OS X, and Linux.